The 5-Oceans solo round the world yacht race has launched a new multi-language website in English, French and Spanish. The website, hosted by greendesign of Southampton, includes in-depth information on the 5-Oceans Race for event followers, press and potential skippers.
The 5-Oceans Race starts in Bilbao, Spain, in October 2006. A preliminary entry list shows a wide range of international competitors including Britain's Alex THOMSON, sailing his Open 60 Hugo Boss
. Also named are Around Alone's podium winner Derek HATFIELD of Canada and Unai BASURKO of Spain, representing the host port of Bilbao Bizkaia, both of who are building new Open 60s for the race.
A section of the site is devoted to the history of solo circumnavigations and will be expanded to become the definitive guide to solo sailing. A skippers' only section has also been developed to provide sponsorship and other resources for all bonafide competitors.