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Grant Dalton – NZ

7-time circumnavigator via Cape Horn.  • 1981/2 Whitbread Round the World race in Flyer II skippered by Cornelis van Rietschoten. winner on handicap and elapsed time. Role: onboard sailmaker • 1985/6 Whitbread Round the World race in Lion New Zealand skippered by Peter Blake.   role: watch leader • 1989/90 Whitbread Round the World race in Fisher & Paykel. 2nd in Maxi class – role: skipper • 1993/4 Whitbread Round the World race in New Zealand Endeavour. winner of the maxi Class. Role: skipper • 1997/8 Volvo Ocean Race. Merit. Cup. Role: Skipper • 2001/ Volvo Ocean Race. Amer Sports One. Role: Skipper  • Grant then won The Race, a non-stop sprint around the world skippering the maxi catamaran Club Med. The race started from Barcelona on 1 January 2001 and finished in in Marseilles on 3 March. Club Med broke several records including the distance sailed in 24 hours (656 nautical miles) and the fastest circumnavigation (62 days and 7 h)


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