"Doh2006" in the Persian Gulf
The race of four mega multihulls from the emirate of Qatar around the world is expected to end on Sunday. The catamaran "Doh2006" (ex "Club Med") with skipper Brian Thompson had 203 nautical miles to the destination this morning.
Although racing cars like the "Doh2006" catalytic converter can easily cover a distance of 200 nautical miles in under ten hours, the time for the crew is still long. Because there is calm in the Persian Gulf, the on-board instruments indicated a speed of only 3.5 knots. Skipper Thompson will pray that nothing else happens to the material because, according to current calculations, he can collect the prize money of one million dollars on Sunday.
Because otherwise there is no danger. The two toughest competitors, the Kat "Cheyenne" (ex- "Playstation") and the Tri "Geronimo", had to retire during the two-month race due to material defects. The Kat "Daedalus" is still there, but almost 2000 nautical miles back.
After the race was supposed to provide the answer to the exciting question of which concept is the better, catamaran or trimaran, the two fastest boats in this category up to the start, however, now only one interesting question remains:
Will Thompson reap his prize, after all the highest in sailing history, alone or split it up among the crew? In any case, he didn't want to answer that before the start.