2001 New York to Melbourne Record Attempt    

Wed, 19 Sep 2001 at 12:00

In 1855–56, the American clipper ship Mandarin completed the trip in a record 69 days, 14 hours, sailing from New York southward through the Atlantic, around the African continent’s Cape of Good Hope, and on through the Indian Ocean to Melbourne, capital city of Australia’s state of Victoria.

The 14,000-mile voyage will coincide with Australia’s 150th anniversary observance of the Down Under discovery of gold in 1851. In mid-September, Rich Wilson and Bill Biewenga will embark from Chelsea Piers in Manhattan aboard the trimaran Great American II bound southeast for Melbourne, Australia.

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Related News Stories:
04 Dec 2001  Cream rises to the top.
27 Nov 2001  Great American II breaks New York to Melbourne record.
26 Nov 2001  Great American II on track to break Gold Rush Clipper ship record from New York To Melbourne
25 Nov 2001  Great American II nears Melbourne, ahead of record pace with 415 miles to go.
15 Nov 2001  Calms and headwinds threaten attempt to eclipse Gold Rush record voyage to Australia.
09 Nov 2001  Great American II sailors appreciate Captain James Cook.
28 Oct 2001  Gret American II continues record-breaking pace on Gold Rush voyage to Melbourne, Australia
12 Oct 2001  Great American II crosses equator, continues record-breaking pace to Melbourne, Australia.
05 Oct 2001  Great American is setting Record Pace on her way to Melbourne
27 Sep 2001  Melbourne bound Great American II skirts hurricane.

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