Details: This poster is of Daniel Forster's photo of a yacht sailing in the open ocean with a full crew on board. At the top it says Whitbread Round the World Race 1989 - 1990 and at the bottom it says Merit Training for the Whitbread Round the World Race, Winter 1989, US Virgin Islands. Photography by Daniel Forster .
Volvo Ocean Race (formerly the Whitbread Round the World Race) is a yacht race around the world, held every four years. Though the route is changed to accommodate various ports of call, the race typically departs England in September. The general route runs south through the Atlantic Ocean, around the tip of Africa, and then around the Southern Ocean. It is a test of will, courage and skill against the best (or rather, worst) nature has to offer