The basic rules and regulations that teams have to meet, are designed to stimulate creativity, innovation and inventiveness. For example all teams will start simultaneously to race from one of the 8 stopover cities to the next, the route they take between these locations however is for the team to decide. Teams and vehicles Teams will consist of at least two persons, the Team Captain will travel the entire distance of the race, the Vice Captain can be changed during the stopovers. A media team member, selected by 80 Day Race, will travel along with the crew to supply the world with the latest photos, video diaries and stories. All vehicles have to be propelled by renewable resources and are not allowed to have a combustion engine. Teams may change vehicles at the stopovers, but all vehicles need to be approved by 80 Day Race before the start of the race. Land based race vehicles are allowed to cross water sections via publicly available ferries and/or trains, up to a maximum distance of 200 kilometres per crossing. Moving the vehicles more than 50 meters by other means, like towing or pushing, result in disqualification for the leg in which the vehicle has moved. Teams are encouraged to take one consecutive rest period of up to 8 hours during every 24-hour period. The rest periods are not counted as race time. During a rest period, a race team is allowed to do recharging, maintenance, media tasks and other related duties. And of course, teams will have to respect the local legislation and cultural habits at all times. Ocean crossings Certain ocean crossings are facilitated by 80 Day Race. This includes the Pacific and Atlantic crossing and additional crossings may be facilitated. For these crossings each team will receive the same amount of time added to their race time. When a team wishes to cross the oceans on its own account, the same amount of race time will be added to their total. Qualification A challenging qualification event held prior to each leg. Each team enters at least one land based race vehicle to compete. In order to discourage purpose built qualification race vehicles, these vehicles also have to be used in one or more legs. A time penalty will be given when a team fails to complete the qualification event. Who will win? Teams will be ranked by the amount of time travelled during the race, which includes the qualification events. Thus, the team with the least amount of race time earns the title ’80 Day Race winner’ and will be awarded during the prize giving ceremony. Want to receive full details about the rules and regulations? Contact us for team information.