Le 1er juillet, 17 skippers ont pris le départ du GGR ! Le 18ème, Francesco Cappelletti, n'était pas prêt et reporte son départ.
Trois semaines ont passé, beaucoup de travail réalisé, Francisco est fin prêt.
WOW! I have always said we love high tech ( and RETRO!) and the BUZZ and wow! if your flying the hulls you do not need ordinary!...BRAVO!!.....The Vendée Globe will be extraordinary! #GGR2022[ON SE DÉVOILE] ❤️💙
On l’a pensé avec Vincent Riou Juan K l’a dessiné JB Epron l’a décoré
Et notre équipe d’artistes émérites l’a réalisé 🤩
35 000 heures de travail, de la passion à revendre, du talent à outrance, au final c’est beaucoup d’émotions et de fierté de voir tous ces efforts se concrétiser.
Une étape passionnante touche à sa fin et le début de la prochaine est tout proche 🙌🏼
Tellement hâte d’aller naviguer et tester cette merveille! PROMIS les gars, on va en prendre soin, et comptez sur moi pour tout donner 👊🏼
Mark Slats en Susie Goodall Racing zijn eerste geworden binnen hun klasse in de Mailasail AZAB Yacht Race 2019. Buiten dit Golden Globe Race-duo zeilden er nog elf andere deelnemende schepen mee in Class 4.
It is hard to share all the stories but a few favorites today from around the world Tapio Lehtinen Sailing #GGR2018Sailing solo around the world onboard Asteria - at Meet & Greet with Tapio Lehtinen Sailing at Helsinki Campus, we heard all about his amazing Golden Globe Race adventure. "I really enjoyed the maritime life and ocean birds were my loyal companions throughout the race." After spending 322 days at the sea, Tapio also came to the conclusion what he wants to do when he grows up: to sail even more! His next sea voyage starts today, this time in the best possibly company – his wife. Photo of Tapio and Asteria: Foerthmann/Windpilot Gallagher/Fishpics #WhereIsTapioNow www.wartsila.com/twentyfour7/people/golden-globe-race-tapio-lehtinen-crosses-the-finishing-line... See MoreSee Less
Jean Luc Van Den Heede continues to inspire and if you have forgotten his list of adventures there is a good one at the bottom of this post...BRAVO!! :) #GGR2018Jean Luc Van Den Heede (current world-record for the westabout circumnavigation (he holds the overall record, i.e. although he sailed solo, nobody was faster on this route with a crewed boat)) gave a compelling talk today in Valencia, Spain during the morning session of the BENETEAU International Dealer's Meeting. Interesting perspective concerning Solo verses Sailing with a Team.
Achievements 1977 : 2nd of the Mini Transat 1979 : 2nd of the Mini Transat 1986 : 2nd of the BOC Challenge on Let's Go 1990 : 3rd of the Vendée Globe on 3615 MET 1993 : 2nd of the Vendée Globe on Sofap Helvim 1993 : 4th of the Transat Jacques Vabre 1995 : 3rd of the BOC Challenge on Vendée Entreprises 1998 : 2nd of the Route du Rhum on Algimouss 2002 : Record crossing of the Channel aboard Adrien with Karen Leibovici 2004 : Record westabout circumnavigation in 122d 14h 3min 49s. 2019 : Winner of the 2018 Golden Globe
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There is a side to Les Sables d'Olonne that focuses on sand! and is very French! that everyone deserves to experience and which Jane and I consider ourselves lucky to know!. Bravo Aïda Valceanu and to Yannick Moreau, as there is always something happening for and by the community!! ... Looking forward to returning!! #GGR2022...you're all invited. :) ... See MoreSee Less
Je ne sais pas ailleurs, mais aux Sables d'Olonne, les gens arrivent toujours très tôt pour prendre place. Hier soir la pleine lune a fait elle -même le show avant que les artificiers de Jacques Couturier ne prennent le relais. Ce soir le feu est tiré de la jetée mais en même temps aussi en mer, depuis le bateau d'un marin pêcheur. c'est un dialogue terre et mer qui se joue sous nos yeux éblouis. Un pas de deux, qui, je l'apprendrai tard dans la nuit de la bouche même du grand artiste articier, était bien celui d'un acte d'amour.
Comme un livre, un feu d'artifices réussi est celui qui touche le cœur dès les premiers instants, et avec ce message hommage à la SNSM dans les 20 premières secondes, nous l'étions tous. Le dialogue entre la mer et la jetée, voulu par Yannick Moreau était une excellente idée. La pleine lune curieuse et amusée le cadeau venu s'incruster dans leur scénario.
L'air était doux, la mer irréelle, évidemment aucune photo ne le redonne aussi bien, mais votre mémoire, si vous étiez des nôtres hier soir l'a surement gardé.
Pour ma part je garde aussi d'hier soir le souvenir de ma plus belle interview de l'année. Celle pas enregistrée, évidemment. Autour d'un verre. Il était tard, le grand artificier fêtait son anniversaire et savourait la fin de la centaine de feux d'artifices tous réussis que ses équipes avaient tiré un peu partout en France en ce 14 juillet 2019. J'étais passé le féliciter, comme nous tous. Les pieds dans le sable, le regard amusé, rieur, content et nostalgique déjà d'on ne sait quoi, Jacques Couturier s'est livré quelques instants avec une modestie terriblement touchante. Moment de grâce, et magnifique souvenir.
Launching the Ocean Globe sister event to the #GGR2022 has been very reminiscent to launching the #GGR2018 back in June 2015. People all over the world are talking about it already. Enthusiasm for back to basics and simple sailing a pure adventure, that focuses on people rather than equipment, speed and technology is everywhere. The spin off for GGR is all good and will become more apparent as time moves forward.....OCEAN GLOBE RACE UPDATE!
Wow! First two weeks OGR received expressions of interest from Five ex Whitbread yachts, all either previous Race or leg winners. We are talking to a few others still planning schedules to see if they can enter. Three Nautor SWANS have been specifically purchased in the past two weeks for the Adventure and Sayula Class. Also received expressions of interest to enter from seven others, from six different countries, who are either current Nautor SWAN owners, or who are out looking for yachts to buy. Then we have received many more inquiries from interested owners and over 75 experienced crew looking for boats.Yes we are busy! Entry applications are now available to qualified inquiries online from the OGR Web site.The Pre-Notice of Race has been amended to allow Carbon mast, boom and Rod rigging on existing yachts, but none to be fitted after July 1st. OGR Entries charging crew over Euro$3750 for any leg of the Race are now considered Commercial Entries. Yacht Keels must be removed for inspection within three years of the start, not two and the National flag of the entrant is required on mainsails and they must fly Ensigns at starts. #OGR2023 is about people and Nationalities, not equipment, speed and technology!! :)
following Diagram showing entrant OGR sponsor exposure points is from the NOTICE of RACE. DHL are NOT an entrant sponsor..just a size example! ... See MoreSee Less
The game is getting interesting with the new SECRET owner of JL VDH Boat out seriously training as we speak, A Cape Dory 36 bought in USA, shipped to Australia for refit, then training and then Ultimately shipped back to the Start, a SAGA 36 about to get a new powerful keel stepped mast and to continue training and a quite but steady potentially very fast Vancouver 34 nearly out of refit in the Mediterranean and then across the Atlantic training!...the characters are lining up!! :) #GGR2022 ... See MoreSee Less
No Updates! Just ranting! My personal decision cutoff for my GGR boat is for August 2019. I am not yet convinced that the Rustler or Cape Dory 36 is the best boat for the race to win. I am checking out almost a boat a week these days with no conclusion in sight. I do have two Wetsnails committed to me but... are they the right boats? Read on...
Over a year in the water for Istvan Kopar Solo Circumnavigator boat and not too bad...some big tasty oysters but not much of the typical Goose Barnacles..so?? paint not too bad.. :) ....new owner Ian for #GGR2022 is happy for now.. ... See MoreSee Less
Minoru Saito is well known to the Solo sailing community around the world. If anyone can help, I am sure he would welcome a message... He is fine, but missing his amazing yacht that carried him so far.. ... See MoreSee Less
Minoru Saito my 85yo friend of 35 years had to be rescued from his beloved yacht SHUTEN DOJHI II a few days ago. His yacht has carried him seven times solo around the world, including three BOC Challenges, the first with me in 1990 when I built his boat while building my own. (He did an eighth Solo Circumnavigation the wrong way in a motor sailor) His message is below. He is looking for help now to recover his drifting boat. He was returning to Japan after a refit in the Philippines as final preparation for one last solo attempt. It appears there may be no tracker position now from the boat? .....here is his message. If you know anyone traveling that zone please like and SHARE! ..thanks..
Don! I've very big problem, now I'm in Yokohama fly back from West Australia. Dampia via. Perth, after getting off Rescue ship and Shuten Dohji II now drifting between Philippine- Guam, I used EPIRB and US Coast Guard contact to Japan LNG tanker rescued me, 1st.July.. Yachts position N15.36 /E 128.28 wheel steering wire come off, wheel no working, little sea water comes in stern cabin, maybe sheave? Anyway other some, etc. I want to take and towing to Guam, if possible. So I want to try "Challenge 9 non stop Around Alone" this year. I need Shutedohji II" that's very good lucky yacht. I think.
WOW!! Mark Slats and Susie Goodall Racing WON their class!! in the AZAB...Hot combination and well done!!!! #GGR2018So the final results came in from the AZAB race and we achieved first place in our class. It was a great race. Susie Goodall en me had lots of fun but most of all we made lots of new friends. The competition in our class was pretty tough and that made it very interesting. Unfortunately we have to wait another 4 years for the next one.
I enjoyed following the AZAB in my armchair and trying to imagine the experience and conditions . We can learn allot as well as be inspired and stimulated . De briefing over a beer would have been wonderful . Falmouth has a few colourful sailors with stories that tumble out . Thank you
#GGR2018 boats and #GGR2022 entrants are moving around. New owner and new tidy interior.. Ian HJ is now considering fitting another headstay and furler up forward and has to decide on the all important windvane. The Windpilot is no longer!Puffin arrived in her new home of Pwllheli this week with some help from a great crew of Peter Ratcliffe and first time sailor Steve Reading. We had a fresh 36 hour beat to windward from Milford Haven arriving at the sun set behind the Llyn Peninsula. The Welsh coast provided some epic scenery as always as we passed Skomer Island on our way out and Bardsey Island on the way into the Tremadog bay and finally we were treated by a lone dolphin in the entrance to the harbour, great way to finish an excellent sail. ... See MoreSee Less
Hahah Mark Slats is going sailing.....as he says, he can't get enough!! good luck! ..#GGR2018A LEGEND ON BOARD Holland Ocean Racing is more than excited to be able to announce that the renowned #Dutch sailor Mark Slats will be on board for the 2019 #RolexFastnetRace. Having recently become second in the #GoldenGlobeRace2018, rowing across the Atlantic Ocean and breaking the world record for the #TaliskerWhiskyAtlanticChallenge and only days ago taking the first place in the #AZAB2019 whilst partnered up with Susie Goodall Racing, Mark just can't get enough of the ocean.
After the initial sailing to the UK in may on VO60 BOUdragon with our talent crew and Mark we can surely stay we're stoked for this cooperation, and hope we will be able to learn a lot from each other. Mark will train on the Volvo 60 BOUdragon the following weeks. Welcome on board, Mark! 📷: Christophe Favreau Photos Are YOU interested in joining us as a guest or join our talent crew? Send us a DM or take a look on our website for more information and we'll see you soon! ⠀ Hollandoceanracing.nl⠀ . ⠀ Many thanks for the support of our proud partners: ⠀ Bolsius Nederland Hagoort Sails AkzoNobel International yacht paint Europe Spinlock
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 :) ... See MoreSee Less
This is great news indeed for everyone and though not surprising there must have been a lot of work behind the scenes to make it happen for 2022. Marvelous to see the positive and innovative attitude in LSO and the whole idea of the agglomeration model that seems to work so well in France at least. We in Oz should take note! Congrats again to the GGR organization and LSO in sorting this and further cementing LSO as the centre of world sailing, maybe OGR next!
I can't think of a single better place for the GGR to call home. I'm really happy it is staying in LSD. Congratulations GGR. Whoo Hoo 😁🎉🎊⛵⛵⛵#ggr2022
lovely people and wonderful city 👏💙
Great news. 👊
Great news ! 😀
Amazing news !!!!
Ooo, that’s my birthday and a significant one too , nice way to celebrate 🎂🍰🍷🍾
It’s on my calendar!!!
Well I'm very relieved that this issue is now finally resolved!
Back to The Sands great ... just hope google translator will improve a bit for GGR22!!
Yesss ! très grande nouvelle ! 👏 Merci à Don, Jane, et LSO ! 😊
Some of us need more longer term visas! Don McIntyre Jane Zhou😂😂😋
Super bonne nouvelle ! Les Sables d’Olonne vont devenir la ville des plus grandes courses à la voile au monde 🌎 🌍 et c’est ma ville ! Quelle chance ! C’est génial. Merci .
Génial et j’espère que Susie sera sur la ligne de départ avec d'autres femmes .Une nouvelle course que nous suivrons avec autant de passion que la première édition.Bon vent
C noté ds mon agenda !!! 👍
Super date le 4 septembre Ollie Clvz !!!!😍