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Video: Former Earthrace biodiesel boat nearly sunk by Japanese whalers

Damaged Ady Gil just after collision with Japanese whaling ship - Click above to watch the video after the break

Earthrace finally, finally finishes record circumnavigation attempt

Photo by Martin Pettitt. Licensed under Creative Commons license 2.0.

Earthrace update: losing an engine here, damaging a propeller there

Following a biodiesel flood during the Atlantic crossing, the Earthrace biodiesel-powered boat continued on its

Earthrace update: biodiesel flood not too much a problem in Atlantic crossing

At the end of April, the biodiesel-powered Earthrace boat left Spain on its second attempt to set a record for round-the-world sailing using biofuel. The Atlantic crossing did present a few difficulties, with a toilet backing up, a small pool of biodiesel flooding the sleeping quarters and high waves making for slow going. Still, the boat should now be in Puerto Rico, according to the New Zealand Herald and

Biodiesel-powered Earthrace boat ready to try circumnavigation again

If at first you don't succeed, why not try again with a bit of your own fat in the engine? The biodiesel-powered Earthrace boat is ready to set off on its second around-the-world attempt today, according to Motor Boats Monthly. The badass trimaran departs from Spain's Sagunto at 1 pm today (local time) and w

Earthrace captain really, um, "getting into" next biodiesel circumnavigation attempt

The first Earthrace attempt ended in defeat back in April. The idea was to circle the globe on a biodiesel-powered boat, but there were just too many problems (and one deadly accident). But, the idea - and boat - are just too cool to be sent into history without a second chance, so