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The wind-powered yachts, which can hit a blisteringly quick 40 knots (46mph).<br />
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Iconic British cruise liner RMS Queen Mary 2 is to race a fleet of the planet's fastest yachts across the Atlantic to celebrate the arrival of American troops in France in the First World War.<br />
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The world's only transatlantic ocean liner will take on some of the biggest names in offshore sailing in the 3,000-mile sprint from Brittany in France to New York, billed as the ultimate showdown between power and sail.<br />
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Cunard's Southampton-based flagship vessel will aim to beat the four 100ft-plus trimaran boats each sailed by French yachtsmen Thomas Coville, Francois Gabart, Yves Le Blevec and Yann Guichard.