Earthrace crosses Pacific

Pete Bethune's 'bio' boat to begin port tour of North America

Pete Bethune’sEarthraceboat has crossed the Pacific and arrived in North America.

The biodiesel-powered trimaran is currently on a world tour before it attempts to circumnavigate the globe in under 65 days.

If Bethune, a New Zealander, succeeds, he will go down in the record books as the fastest person to circle the world, and the only one to attempt the feat in a biodiesel-fuelled boat.

The current record is held by British boatCable & Wireless, which made the circumnavigation in 75 days back in 1998.

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Earthrace is currently in Vancouver. It will now journey down the west coast of the US, Mexico and Central America, before going through the Panama Canal, up the east coast of the States and across the Atlantic for a port tour of Europe and the Middle East.

You can catch the revolutionary boat when it comes to the UK around March next year, if all goes to plan that is.

Meanwhile, Bethune’s progress can be tracked via his website – Earthrace .