I read a news story a few weeks ago about The Black Pearl from Disney's The Pirates of the Caribbean joining the Volvo Ocean Race of 2005-6. For some super silly reason I envisioned the movie version, square rigged ship from the movie making a round the world voyage. So, I checked it out on the Ocean Race website. As you can see here, this Black Pearl is a modern sailing vessel. The first leg began today and is from Spain to South Africa. Check it out.