Sail yachts to race around the globe

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Two of the world's largest sailboats are set to embark on a grueling head-to-head race to go around the world in 40 days. The two vessels are competing for the Jules Verne sailing trophy, created in honor of the French writer's legendary character, Phileas Fogg, from the novel "Around the World in Eighty Days."

The two huge trimarans are ready to set sail any day on the treacherous voyage that will see them battling giant waves and storms and avoiding icebergs in the Southern Ocean and Antarctica.

Click here for a report and imagery from CNN.