ROME April 20th, 2021
Translated, a company that is pioneering a powerful combination of human creativity and machine intelligence to craft quality translations at speed, has selected a sailing craft with a storied history to be its vessel during the epic Ocean Globe Race 2023 (OGR 23).
Translated will participate aboard the Translated 9 in the around-the-world regatta in which sailors pilot vintage ships without the benefit of modern technology or equipment.
The Translated 9 previously sailed as the ADC Accutrac, and it became an icon of the seas under British skipper, Clare Francis, who led it to a fifth place finish of the 1977 Whitbread Around the World Race, achieving a milestone in both sailing and women’s history.
The craft, a Swan 65 designed by the historic New York studio Sparkman & Stephens, is currently anchored at Rome’s Port of Riva di Traiano, in preparation for the race. The OGR 23 marks the 50th anniversary of the epic competition, first held in 1973. The 2023 race will mirror the original Whitbread in both its route, primarily across the Southern Hemisphere and the skill required to navigate such a journey in a small craft.