Sailing: Is That A Sponsor Off The Starboard Bow?

An around-the-world solo race just can't land a big backer

Mark Schrader is a sea dog who has twice sailed alone around the world, surviving everything from icebergs to the storm-tossed waters of Cape Horn. But in some ways, those adventures were a breeze compared with trying to persuade a corporate sponsor to underwrite the next running of the former BOC Challenge--an around-the-world, single-handed sailing race now called Around Alone.

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