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22 November 2021


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Another year and while the populations of whales on our globe continue to be under threat from noise pollution, plastic pollution, illegal fishing and natural predation, there remains a good group of gray whales in the Eastern Pacific, who annually migrate the length of the American western seaboard between their summer feeding grounds around the Aleutian Islands and in the Bering Sea and their winter breeding grounds off Baja California.

First created for Sailonline in 2010, this race celebrates this remarkable life cycle of the Gray Whales by following their route. In 2010 and 2011 we raced from Mexico up to the Bering Sea in late Spring (the mother and calf route), but since then, except in 2017, we have followed the autumn swim south to their warm and shallow breeding grounds in the lagoons off Baja California, and are doing so again this year.

This year also, a special RainbowChaser prize, to honour her creation of this terrific SOL perennial and all her tireless work behind the scenes, has been donated by Leatherman Inc. to be awarded to the SOLer who best outpaces the whales. Most will, as the whales travel at a leisurely 5 knots. But who will be first and win the multi-tool?


The race opens for practice on Monday, 22 November and will start on Wednesday, 2 December at 1900utc.

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