GGR 2022: SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2022
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September 4th 2019 06:42 AM
The Third edition of the GOLDEN GLOBE RACE starts in exactly three years on Sept 4th 2022 from Les Sables d’Olonne in France. Your all invited!! A slightly different course, some new rules and following in the wake of Bernard Moitessier and JOSHUA, but completing the loop! A grand adventure with 30 sailors giving it everything they have to achieve one thing. To make it safely to the finish line as fast as they dare!. Simple boats, huge challenge, non-stop with every mile made good entirely due to their own perseverance and skill. The media file from 2018 GGR was huge and a summary will be released now on SEPT 14th, but 2022 will be much bigger with more of everything. Too good to miss. Get ready. The clock is running and it never stops! THANKS! #GGR2022
August 21st 2019 11:07 PM
It’s Official!! Gregor McGuckin’s drifting yacht Hanley Energy Endurance has stopped giving a signal to the Satellite Tracking page. The Yacht’s position is now unknown, but it is unsure if this is a power issue from solar panels, or if the yacht has sunk. The mysterious benefactor from the USA who was funding a salvage operation for the Barrel of Whiskey on board and the efforts of the Salvor over 9 months never even made it to sea unfortunately. The boat was abandoned 11 months ago during the #GGR2018 and drifted toward Australia. After being just 1200 miles from the Australian west coast in summer weather in December 2018, it had since tracked as predicted, back out NW and West into the Indian Ocean. An Epic struggle for a tough little yacht and the end of an adventure. NOTE -If you donated money to the salvage effort Cody Cordwainer, he will happily refund that money, PLEASE Message him and thanks for trying!
July 24th 2019 02:50 AM
FACT! more than HALF of all the sailors who entered the 2018 GGR pulled out BEFORE the start! In this past week I had two possible new entrants tell me they thought #GGR2022 was full and they could NOT enter?? We hope everyone makes it, but by the law of averages about 10 of the current 21 entrants may not?? We have just increased the available places in the SUHAILI CLASS to 23. Entries are available right now. 🙂 In 2018 twelves on the Wait list made it! Good luck! Keep the dream alive! The adventure continues !!
July 5th 2019 07:58 PMThe 2th edition of the GGR will go well from LSO!
FROM LSO YANNICK MOREAU:The 2th edition of the golden globe race will go well from the sands of olonne!It will be on Sunday, September 4, 2022!The adventure continues with Don McIntyre and all the lovers of the lonely race around the world 👍The Council of agglomeration has just voted tonight the renewal of this partnership, unanimously.
FROM DON: FANTASTIC…BRAVO!!!! and we are so happy for us and all our friends and family in Les Sables d’Olonne Agglomération and Les Sables d’Olonne which we now call our second home , as well as all the corporate connections who have and continue to support this amazing adventure…..THANK YOU from Jane and me and all the GGR family around the world!!…#GGR2022 will be amazing 🙂
June 29th 2019 01:24 AMOGR2023
The Golden Globe Race has a beautifull new siter in the Ocean Globe Race. The GGR allowed us and a special group of solo sailors to step back to simpler times and the OGR will do the same for sailors all around the world. They have not been able to enter a race around the globe for nearly 30 years! Two working together can achieve much more than just two individuals and the OGR will be good for GGR in many ways. She will be introduced to the world July1st. 12 months after the start of her older sister 🙂 !!
May 21st 2019 04:45 AM
“I have certainly got my money’s worth from the entry fee.” Tapio had joked with Race organiser Don MacIntyre before his return to Les Sables d’Olonne at 20:21hrs on Sunday.
Final GGR finisher takes 5th place. Circumnavigation time: 322 days 8 hours 21 minutes
May 17th 2019 01:21 PMETA Tapio Very Late 19th or 20th MAY.. :)
At 0000Hrs UTC 17th he had 318 miles to go and has been making FAST times for the last 24hrs between 6.9kts and 5.8kts riding the NW pressure zone ( 20-25kts) moving into the Bay of Biscay. It is working well for him and will continue to offer great sailing winds over the next 24hrs so we expect him to make at least 140 miles during that time. Saturday the strength will drop back to around 15-20 kts so he average may drop to 5kts and about 120 miles that day.This could leave around 60 miles left to the finish line in Les Sables d’Olonne a short distance indeed and at 5kts he could be there by midday SUNDAY! BUT! there is a wind hole forecast for SUNDAY! and it is IMPOSSIBLE to predict exactly what speed TAPIO will make. This last 60 miles could take 36 hours or?? so for now I would think he may arrive very late on Sunday night?? Lets see what tomorrow brings.
May 16th 2019 06:36 AMETA Tapio 19-20-21st MAY!
Two days ago I predicted he would travel 180 miles over this time. He actually did 180 miles so he is on track with the forecast still holding the same, which makes it EXTREMELY Difficult to predict his arrival. The winds are going light on Sunday, so he could do any distance in the last 100 miles, fast or slow depending, on actual local wind, always unpredictable with forecasting, so we are still saying for now 19th LATE or anytime to the 21st late? He now has 460 miles to go at 0000Hrs UTC on 16th and is making 5.9kts!! so he is trying that is certain. Here is the suggested sailing distances he may make in the next few days…..BUT WATCH THE TRACKER!!.. 16th-110 miles, 17th -110 miles, Saturday 18th-100 miles, Sunday 19th- 70 miles , Monday 20th -50 miles…????
May 10th 2019 02:30 PMTough night for Tapio
Tough night for Tapio with forecast 30kt winds strengthening to near gale force! It will not last long and the next few days are looking like good direction and strength…latest messages:It aint over until the fat lady sings. You have to respect the North Atlantic, the SW has been howling & gusting over 50 kn through the night. Had #4 reef, 1/4 Yankee & 1/3 Staysail, but should have taken the main down & boom in as it hit the waves so badly that the vang broke. Should be able to fix it one more time with my Makita as the wind drops. Making great speed :).
April 24th 2019 02:46 PM
Tapio was excited to speak to us all at the Anniversary GGR Press Conference, but on the sat phone call today, he admitted it’s the saddest day of his GGR so far. All is well on board w/ the new water Generator filling the batteries, his last novel still not finished, excited to realize cold soaked rice is not bad & a Swedish smorgasbord of cold fish is pretty good after a breakfast of cold soaked oats! The bad news is that SUHAILI is about 650 miles ahead and w/ over 2000 miles to go, progress is slow now that the trades have been left behind.There is an area of light wind ahead in a weak high pressure system well south of the AZORES, but generally the forecast for the next week looks like light to moderate variable winds forward or on the beam so we are hoping his average speeds may be around 3knots? right now he’s making not much more than 2kts.