FFV-GGR..The Italians and many ordinary sailors around the world are awaiting the outcome of our FFV meeting tomorrow...so are we..The GGR organisers respect their position and responsibility and hope they understand our strict rules and regualtions. Common sense will prevail we hope. ...
Les Sables d'Olonne abbiamo un problema: la Golden Globe Race è fuori legge secondo la Fédération Française de Voile e le Offshore Special Regulations. Gli skipper però hanno investito tempo e risorse e alla partenza manca poco, trovare una mediazione è obbligatorio...riflessione aperta, che ne pensate amici lettori?
So happy that Falmouth, Cornwall are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Suhaili's departure at the start of the 1968 Golden Globe Race. The #GGR2018 fleet will all be there with Suhaili and JOSHUA so hope to see all our fans and supporters on JUNE 14th 2018. ...
Falmouth will be hosting a special parade to mark 50 years since Sir Robin Knox-Johnson left the town to compete in the original Golden Globe Race. Make sure you make a note in your calendar 'Suhaili Falmouth 50 Parade of Sail' on Thursday, 14 June 2018. #clipperroundtheworldrace #Falmouth #GoldenGlobe #sirrobinknoxjohnston #suhaili
Francesco Cappelletti decided after initial surveys that the only way to be sure in the Southern Ocean was to rebuild the entire deck...so he is. He is adding a bit extra along the way! #GGR2018. ...
Francesco is deep into the shipyard working personally with the help of friends and professionals. About the refit he says: 'I won't leave anything to chance, I am not taking any shortcut on preparing a robust all-weather vessel'
The 2018 Golden Globe race will now start from Les Sables d’Olonne, France on July 1 and take the fleet around the five great Capes in the Southern Ocean.
Robin Knox-Johnston waving aboard
Circa 22nd April 1969: Robin Knox-Johnston waving aboard his 32ft yacht SUHAILI off Falmouth, England after becoming the first man to sail solo non-stop around the globe. Knox-Johnston was the sole finisher in the Sunday Times Golden Globe solo round the world race, having set out from Falmouth, England on 14th June 1968 aboard his tiny 32ft ketch Suhaili. It was a time when the Flat Earth Society was still in existence, and even seasoned yachtsman thought it to be an impossible feat. For everyone else it was; Robin was the sole finisher among 9 starters to complete this 30,000 mile supreme endurance race, organised by the Sunday Times newspaper.
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Original sign and logo advertising
Circa 1968. the original sign and logo advertising the 1968/9 Sunday Times Round the World Race. The race was won by Robin Knox-Johnston with his 32ft ketch rigged yacht SUHAILI with a time of 312 days. Knox-Johnston was the sole finisher in the race and the first to sail solo non-stop around the world.
***Historic. Circa 1969: Robin Knox-Johnston, the first man to sail solo non-stop around the world aboard his 32ft ketch SUHAILI. Knox-Johnston returned on 22nd of April 1969 completing the 30,123 mile voyage in 313 days, averaging 4.04 knots.
***Historic. Circa 1969: Robin Knox-Johnston, the first man to sail solo non-stop around the World, aboard his 32ft 5in yacht SUHAILI. Pictured here celebrating with a pint of beer after returning to Falmouth, England on 22nd April 1969, completing the 30,123 mile voyage in 312 days – an average of 4.02knots