Rolex Transatlantic Challenge 2005

At 1410EDT today, the first start gun will fire for the 2005 Rolex Transatlantic Challenge, the latest in a series of transatlantic races run by the New York Yacht Club since 1866. This year’s event celebrates the centenary of yacht owner Wilson Marshall and skipper Charlie Barr’s record-breaking race for the Kaiser’s Cup aboard the schooner Atlantic.