Monday, September 21, 2009

1993 - 94 Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race

Date of Issue: January 19, 1994
Scott #: 1198

Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race, now known as Volvo Ocean Race, as Volvo being the current sponsor (from 2001); is a yacht race around the world held once every three years.

In 1972 England's Whitbread company and the British Royal Naval Sailing Association agreed to sponsor a globe-circling regatta, which would be called the "Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race”.

The winner of the 1993-94 race was NewZeland's Endeavour and the skipper of the team was Grant Dalton.

Thanks to Ms. Corinne J. Pegler, NewZealand for sending me this stamp.

Click here to see Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 Souvenir Sheet issued by Ireland, the winner of the race.

Source: wikipedia

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