Sailing race

{{I=Race around the world.jpg=right=150=The "Race around the world" announcement {{crossref}}}}
Desmond crashes on the Island during a solo '''sailing race''' around the world, sponsored by Charles Widmore's foundation. After refusing Widmore's bribe to stay away from his daughter Penny, Desmond entered the race to prove his worth. When he arrived in L.A. to train for the race, Desmond encountered Libby, who donated her late David (Live Together, Die Alone)'s boat ''Elizabeth (sailboat)'' for him to use in the race. {{crossref}} 

{{I=des_l.jpg=right=150=Desmond tells Libby about the race. {{crossref}}}}
*A race webpage exists at http//
*The race was organized by The International Open Ocean Racing Association.
*The race may be a reference to the reality tv show called "The Amazing Race", where competitors raced in teams around the world. http//
*The quote on the back of the "Notice of Race" book is an excerpt from a quote about the Whitbread Race of 1973-74, now renamed the http// Volvo Ocean Race

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surprise. We were not expecting so many people and it made it difficult
to steer especially since there was no marshalling to speak of. We almost
ran down a rubber dinghy, but managed somehow to avoid it at the last}} {{Nav-Events}} CategoryEvents