1995

The 20th Anniversary AZAB attracted the biggest field since 1979, with 61yachts coming to the line in five classes. Size limits remained at 25ft (7.62m) and 60ft (18.29m) and eight nationalities were represented. Five multihulls took part, and though sadly Severalles Challenge capsized early in the outward leg, Spirit of England almost caught the Azores reception committee napping by shaving more than two days off the record set by  Three Legs of Man 20 years earlier. However, the return leg was one of the slowest on record and many crews were forced to abandon the race and motor home.

* Extract from the 2007 Official Race Program