During the last two weeks we have received the details of the boats for the provisional entry list in the World Odyssey Race. Unfortunately we were forced to recognise that too many of those who have expressed an interest in sailing in the World Odyssey Race would do so on yachts which may not be suitable for the rigours of a circumnavigation in high latitudes.
As you know, our intention to organise the World Odyssey was to give sailors the opportunity to take part in an event that would bring back the spirit of the earlier round the world races. Unfortunately, the World Odyssey has failed to attract sufficient boats of the right calibre to ensure its ultimate success.
For these reasons, we have regretfully decided to cancel this proposed event into which we had put such high expectations.