Earthrace, a novel-looking boat that's trying to circumnavigate the globe on biodiesel and set a record, is apparently back on track.
The group set sail from Barbados on March 10 with a goal of getting around the world in less than 75 days. Unfortunately, a series of snags in Central America slowed it down. Engine problems grounded it in Palau last month. The record became impossible to achieve.
Captain Peter Bethune, however, isn't giving up. Instead, he's re-starting the voyage, and taking San Diego as its starting and finishing point.
"If we continue our current pace, … Read more