THE MISSION

6 crew, 1 boat, 24,000 miles, 3 world record attempts.

In April 2015, the Global Rib Challenge team will attempt to become the first RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) under 50ft to circumnavigate the globe under the rules of the UIM (Union Internationale Motonautique). The team will also make an attempt on the fastest motorized vessel to circumnavigate the globe under UIM rules. The fastest circumnavigation to date was set by Earthrace, a 78ft boat in 2008 by a team from New Zealand with a time of 60 days 23 hours and 49 minutes.

The crew will cover the 24,000 nautical miles in the shortest time possible, making refueling stops at 8 pre-set locations on the route. The boat will be powered by biofuel to create global awareness of the viability of marine craft powered by sustainable fuels.

The Global RIB Challenge organization includes a team of young people who are still at University who will be partnered with experienced professionals to allow the young team to gain valuable business and life skills.