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The race, held from 4 to 8 May, was sponsored by Mike Golding, Michel Desjoyaux, Elen Mac Arthur, and other well-known names.

The eight ships in the competition, all piloted by experienced skippers, sailed between Le Havre and Southampton carrying 50 college students from such schools as ESC Caen, EGC Rodez, and ISEL Le Havre.

This operation, which allowed BNP Paribas to display its colors, was covered by the local news media.