1983

The third AZAB saw 55 starters, with a three to one majority in favour of
two-handed entrants but only one multihull taking part. The upper size
limit was increased to 40ft (12.2m), in line with Single-Handed Transatlantic
Race limits, and again the fleet was divided according to number on board
and overall length, this time into eight divisions. The outward leg in
particular was a fast one and several of the records set stood until 1995.

* Extract from the 2007 Official Race Program