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Uku Randmaa (54)

Estonia

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Name Uku Randmaa

Born February 6th 1963

Nationality Estonian

Country of entry Estonia

Uku Randmaa began sailing at the age of 3 aboard his father’s yacht, then graduated through the junior ranks sailing Optimist, Cadet, OK, Laser and 420 dinghy classes. After leaving Tallinn Marine University with a Master’s ticket in 1984, he got back to competing in regattas at a serious level, then graduated to offshore sailing with his Hanse 430 yacht Temptation, completing a solo voyage to Iceland and back prior to sailing solo around the world with stops between 2011 and 2012.

“This is dream event – a round the world race for real gladiators. For me, the best is to take part; the worst – not to finish. If I’m not going to win, then simply finishing will fulfill my dreams.”

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Uku Randmaa has boought the Rustler 36 class yacht, Maibi, which he plans to sail to Falmouth and have Rustler Yachts refit for the Golden Globe Race.