I’m a little late on this, but it seems that the anti whaling outfit Sea Shepherd have bought the Earthrace and renamed her the Ady Gil. The Earthrace was up for sale after it’s world-record breaking circumnavigation of the globe last year. With it’s long range and 50 knot top speed she’ll have no trouble catching the whaling fleet, however this year she’ll be harpoon fodder They’re planning to use her to block harpoons from the whaling ships in the Antarctic during the annual whale hunt. Isn’t there something unlucky about renaming ships? More photos at LIFE.com [Via BoingBoing]
October 17th, 2009, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society unveiled their newest ocean defense vessel: the Ady Gil. The vessel, previously known as the Earthrace, is a fast, futuristic looking trimaran that recently set the world record for global circumnavigation. The vessel renaming reflects the ship’s benefactor, Ady Gil, who helped acquire the vessel.