Le marin amateur Vendéen Arnaud Gaist en rêve depuis toujours et s’élancera en septembre prochain dans la Golden Globe Race, le tour du monde à la voile vintage (épisode1) + découvrez le deuxième extrait de l’album de Stromaë qui sortira en mars … :) #GGR2022Le projet de tour du monde vintage d’Arnaud Gaist (épisode3) : www.virginradiovendee.fr/vrv/?p=45675 Arnaud Gaist Golden Globe Race ... See MoreSee Less
We do not often SHARE others publicity on the #GGR2022 but this is a happy read (in FRENCH that Google Auto Translates to English or ??? and gives a good rendition). It shows how being "Inspired" by a person's adventures can change your life. Arnaud, even before his ultimate Golden Globe challenge is already sharing his experience every Sunday on the VENDEE Marina in Les Sables d'Olonne. I am sure that many will be inspired by his dream and the third edition starting SEPT 4th just a few months away... BRAVO Arnaud..... :)...Follow his page if you want more.. ... See MoreSee Less
A lovely, inspiring article. (And rugby is mentioned. 😉)
“Preparation doesn't win a race, but it's 70% of the result. There are two conditions for the GGR: to be really motivated, without lying to yourself, and to know how to do everything. On the boat, I do whatever is necessary.”
Edward has a job list that starts getting shorter but then has just a few more things added, a common theme for all #GGR2022 entrants. COVID helps no one right now and the first race is still all about getting to the start line. Nothing is certain for any entrants still scattered in countries a long way from Les Sables d'Olonne...Counting the days!!! ... See MoreSee Less
More than halfway home and sailing the actual #GGR2022 course now back to Cape Town.!!!! With her extensive sailing background before entering the Golden Globe and now building impressive miles on her refitted GGR yacht, Kirsten is sure to be a formidable competitor in the Golden Globe. Her next voyage after this will be to sail back to Les Sables d'Olonne for the start....Good luck!! :)Kirsten is continuing to make great time and is aiming to get further south around the South Atlantic High Pressure which will generally be on her left but moves around faster than she can sail.
We are expecting Kirsten to pass the island of Trindade to port and then head towards Tristian de Cunha but probably be able to get east before getting there.
The goal is to keep the wind angle behind her beam most of the time and the wind speed enough to continue to propel her at 6-8 knots.
Mike reports on progress of the IMPRESSIVE SUHAILI Replica...he is about to turn the hull and deck and is still hoping to make the start in Les Sables d'Olonne this year. The plan is to ship to Cape Town, finish the fitout there and then sail up to the start. Good luck MIKE!!! #GGR2022... See MoreSee Less
Kirsten is now in the South Atlantic !! :) .. #GGR2022Kirsten crossed the equator yesterday and has been reporting back with a number of wildlife interactions and identification questions. Since she's not able to send photos we've been playing a bit of a guessing game on Google based on the descriptions below. 😀
"40 plus dolphins playing in the bow wave 50nm west of Paul and Peter rocks. Quite big. White tipped nose"
"Gannet type birds diving for flying fish"
"Brazilian coast, dark brown, rather ugly sea birds with longish black beaks land on board, hitch hike till just before dawn, then make sure they're gone before light. I had 3 of them last night. sometimes they get vocal, pace and have altercations"
One of the common Questions we are asked is HOW MUCH ?? to sponsor a #GGR2022 entrant.... Guy Waites Sailing is an extreme sailor with huge experience, a great boat and solid preparation moving toward the start in Les Sables d'Olonne . Here is his ASK! with more details on his website... :) and check out the website of all entrants for similar opportunities as the Golden Globe start date moves closer....
Tier 1 (Main Sponsor) £30,000.00 Full branding exposure on the boat, full PR exposure, VIP treatment at events, and bespoke events leading up to the race, regular updates and exclusive interviews, presentations and meetings.
Tier 2 £10,000.00 We are looking for three sponsors at this level. It will include PR opportunities, and some branding exposure on Guy’s personal kit and supporters kit.
Tier 3 £5,000.00 We are seeking four sponsors at this level, it can be in kind or supplier equivalent. It will include inclusion of branding material and PR exposure to suit.\
Jeremy has been plodding away at his dream of taking on the #GGR2022 and give a full rundown here. His departure date to sail north to Les Sables d'Olonne for the start is not too far off..... :) ... See MoreSee Less
ALL the very best for the Festive Season and Happy New Year to the growing Golden Globe Family. To our list of Entrants , thanks for supporting this amazing event. Sail safe and good luck with your preparations and the fist of the final Challenges...making the start line. Don & Jane ... See MoreSee Less
Kirsten joins Mark Sinclair with a practice run SOLO at sea XMAS ready for 2022....best to both!! #GGR2022Kirsten is doing well in the trades and trying to make as much easting as she can while avoiding directly hitting the waves.
Kirsten has also had some close visits from whales this week including a sperm whale sighting yesterday. Nice to know she'll be in good company for Christmas!
Pat is getting super organised and is also producing many videos of all that activity so if you are wondering how to do it...like and follow his page...and enjoy the updates.... #GGR2022... See MoreSee Less