The Golden Globe Race

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The start of the sister race , the ocean globe race in cowes off the Royal Yacht Squadron 10 september 2023.


The 2022 Golden globe race is a non stop solo helmed race with no electronics allowed, no modern technology or sat based navigation. Sextant, compass,charts and dead reckoning the basis for navigation. 


The start of the golden globe race.

The Golden Globe Race is very simple: Depart from Les Sables-d’Olonne, France on September 4th, 2022 and sail solo, non-stop around the world, via the five Great Capes and return to Les Sables-d’Olonne. All designed prior to 1988 ,a full-length keel with rudder attached to their trailing edge. These yachts are heavily built, strong and sturdy, similar in concept to Sir Robin’s 32ft vessel Suhaili.

In contrast to the current professional world of elite ocean racing, this edition travels back to a time known as the ‘Golden Age’ of solo sailing.
1968/9 Sunday Times Round the World Race.Suhaili was a slow, sturdy 32ft double-ended ketch based on a William Atkins ERIC design. She was heavily built ofteak and carried no computers, GPS, satellite phone or water-maker, and Robin completed the challenge with no outside assistance or aid of modern-day shore-based weather routing advice. He had only a wind-up chronometer and a barograph to face the world alone and caught rainwater to survive.

But he was at one with the ocean, able to contemplate and absorb all that this epic voyage had to offer. Bringing back the Golden Globe Race and thus the ‘Golden Age’ of solo sailing is to celebrate the original event, the winner, his boat and that significant world-first achievement. Once again competitors in this 2022 race will be sailing simple boats using basic equipment to guarantee a satisfying and personal experience.

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