This Bank Holiday Monday, some of the world's fastest ocean-racing yachts set off from Plymouth on the Transat Bakerly race.
25 boats will tackle the 3,000 miles across the Atlantic.
The record for the solo crossing, against the prevailing winds, is just over 8 days. But will it be beaten?
This is the mammoth journey the sailors are taking, each manning their own boats.
The race got underway when the late Eric Tabarly’s wife, Jacqueline Tabarly, fired the start gun from aboard Navy frigate HMS Kent.
THE RACE IN NUMBERS
The boats will be tracked throughout their journey from Plymouth to NYC.
Catch up on all the day's action here.