005 – Earthrace – Around the World in a Powerboat

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This episode is a conversation with Pete Bethune, the skipper of Earthrace. Earthrace has broken the world record for circumnavigation of the world with a powerboat. They did it being CO2-neutral and by using as many eco-friendly resources as possible, spreading the message that being ecological doesn’t mean to go back to the stone age and not have fun anymore. In the episode, Pete talks about the environmental background as well as the fun, challenges and scares of circumnavigating the globe in a powerboat; he also describes the boat itself, with its special “wave-piercing” hull.