Brit seeks to be fastest circumnavigator

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The Global Circumnavigation Challenge is a bid by British ocean adventurer Alan Priddy to design and build the fastest and most efficient wave-piercing powerboat to circumnavigate the globe.

The honor is currently held by the New Zealander Pete Bethune, at 60 days, 23 hours, 49 minutes. The Global Circumnavigation Challenge team intends to cover the 24,000 miles at sea in less than 50 days.

Click here for a rendering of the boat design and details on how Priddy plans to accomplish the feat.

Click here for a video report from the project boat shop by the BBC.