This has the reputation of being the toughest race in the world, and it is. It’s considered to be the Everest of sailing and no race is more difficult on men or the boats.
—George Snow, Owner and Skipper, Brindabella
For those unfamiliar with ocean races, they may all seem pretty much like the one described in a satirical article published in The Onion. Emblazoned with the title “Rich Guy Wins Yacht Race,” the piece features a photo of a smiling, self-satisfied sailor with a caption reading “The rich guy who defeated an estimated 75 other rich guys in Monday’s Regatta.”
Some sailing races do, in fact, fit the stereotype. There are some races— such as the America’s Cup—that really do cater to rich guys, because ...