First day at the boot Düsseldorf. A beautiful stand, a lot of people here very interested to discover that today people can still sail small boats and sail without technology ! Happy to see that ! Beautiful day and a lot of fun here with Don, Eli, Daniel and John . Don is too busy for the moment but he will come on Facebook soon to tell you how was the GGR -OGR first day in Dusseldorf. Come to see us if you are around 🙂 Aida ... See MoreSee Less
Continuing Barry Pickthall and Sheila's 'Down-under' tour of GGR skippers: South Australian Matthew Wright.
Matthew Wright turned 50 on January 14. It was a defining moment. "I'm an emergency physician. In my line of work I see a lot of people in their 50s who thought they had plenty of time left. This job is always reminding me that the moment is now."
"I'm a dreamer and long wanted to sail solo non-stop around the world. I followed Mark Sinclair's programme very closely and it is he who inspired me to get on and do it."
The two are friends, and during our stay, Mark devoted time to help Matthew select a sextant and calibrate it. Mark is a natural mentor and I'm sure the two will be out checking sun sights together as soon as Capt. Coconut returns from his trip out into the Southern Ocean.
Another big plus that Matthew has going for him is his elder brother Ben Wright who has made a career out of managing teams in the Volvo Ocean Race and America's Cup. "I hope he has time to help out with my preparations. I've bought the Rustler 36 Agitator based in Falmouth and plan to head over to the UK to start preparations later this year. I didn't see any point in looking for a boat in Australia. First the traditional long-keeled production boats that are allowed in the race are few and far between here, and it would have mean't sailing half way round the world just to get to the start."
Matthew's other great asset is his partner who is fully supportive of his 'mid-life' challenge. "We discussed it at length long before I knew about the Golden Globe Race" He says: "She's very much onboard!" ... See MoreSee Less
C'est quoi le titre ? C'est qui l'éditeur ? Ça parait quand ?
Bravo Capt , ton courage et expérience du mauvais temps , et aussi que aucune vague rare a touché ton voilier , ça c'est la roulette en mer , on les voit souvent pas loin du bateau , déferler en sorte de double vague , il faut rester positif dans ces conditions , et croiser les doigts , allez mon voilier ,tiens bon ! la barre ! Bravo
If you want to see what unfinished business looks like...Here it is Francesco Cappelletti had a dream and achieved great things...But?? you can decide!...This is a cool story and #GGR2022 is not far away! :)
The team behind the Golden Globe Race and Ocean Globe Race invites you to a Family Gathering!
Tuesday 21st of January, from 15:30 to 17:30 Stand C80, Hall 17
Don McIntyre, Founder and Race Chairman of the GGR and OGR welcomes you to meet some of the Ocean Globe Race and Golden Globe Race entrants.
GGR winner Jean Luc Van Den Heede will be on the stand sharing his experience with future GGR and OGR entrants including OGR Norwegian entry Queen Ann and the Scottish entry Taeping Clipper. Meet the key organising team including Media Director Sébastien Delasnerie, Commercial Director David Cosworth, and Media Presenter Aida Valceanu.
Looking forward to see you in Düsseldorf, Don McIntyre Founder and Race Chairman ... See MoreSee Less
#GGR2022...wise words from Tapio Lehtinen Sailing and look out for the Google translate ( adult content :) ) ..but very true .....Asteria ja Galiana on nostettu toivottujen jäiden tieltä nyt hetkeksi telakalle ja olenkin ns. luppoaikana käynyt yrityksissä kertomassa Golden Globe Race 2018 nonstop yksinpurjehduksesta maailman ympäri. Koska olen siviiliammatiltani tuotantotalouden DI ja strategiakonsultti uskon, että saan luontevasti nivottua analogiat purjehduksen ja arkielämän tavoitteellisten projektien välillä. Yksilön ja organisaation saavutukset kun syntyvät haaveista ja unelmista, jotka täsmentyvät visioiksi ja tavoitteiksi. Toteuttamiskelpoinen strategia rakentuu näiden varaan, mutta muuttuvan ympäristön ja vastoinkäymisten keskellä onnistuminen vaatii vahvoja arvoja, sopeutumis- ja päätöksentekokykyä sekä suomalaista sisua. Kaikki nämä konkretisoituivat maailman vaativimmassa ja pitkäkestoisimmassa Golden Globe Race -yksinpurjehduskilpailussa. Puhujatiedustelut joko minulle suoraan email@example.com tai 0400-495678 tai kalenteria hallinnoivan Myspeakerin kautta.
#GGR2022 is at boot Düsseldorf Jan. 18-26th 2020: HALL 17 STAND C80 and presenting on sailing stage with the scheduled program below. Three halls just for sailors...Halls 15 to 17, including the Sailing Center, Tech Zone and Start Sailing, will be focused completely on sailing. Tell your friends, SHARE and see you there...Look for the Giant Hanging GGR GLOBE :) We look forward to welcoming you. 21st Jan. is a big day welcoming many GGR entrants to the stand and a Media Briefing scheduled. Meet Don McIntyre Founder of the GGR and there will usually be an entrant on the stand to chat.
Around the world in the old fashioned way- Golden Globe Race & Ocean Globe Race 18.01.2020....11:30hrs Don McIntyre Founder and Race Chairman of the 2018 Golden Globe Race presents "There is more to sailing than flying! The GGR from concept to reality- What worked and why so successful" and talks about the new 2023 Ocean Globe Race, a 50th Anniversary celebration of the original fully crewed Whitbread around the world race in a presentation on "The growing appeal of Low Tech sailing and slowing down. Filling the void left by the need for speed"
The Return of the Golden Globe Race 20.01.2020....16:00hrs Don McIntyre Founder and Race Chairman of the 2018 Golden Globe Race presents "There is more to sailing than flying! The GGR from concept to reality- What worked and why so successful" then introduces 2022 GGR UK entrant, Ian Herbert-Jones who bought Istvan Kopar's yacht Puffin for the job and Malta entry Daniel Gatt sailing a Biscay 36.
Nonstop around the world in 212 days JL VDH Winner of the Golden Globe Race 2018 with 2022 GGR entrants. 21.01.2020...14:30hrs. At 73, Frenchman Jean Luc Van Den-Heede , six times solo circumnavigator (Vendee Globe and BOC Challenge) and current world record holder of the faster solo non-stop west about circumnavigation, won the 2018 Golden Globe Race and shocked the world. He talks about the dream and tells how and why this was his ultimate victory. Meet some 2022 GGR entrants.
There is more to sailing than flying!The Golden Globe Race from concept to reality- What worked and why so successful 23.01.2020..11:30hrs Don McIntyre Founder and Race Chairman of the 2018 Golden Globe Race presents "There is more to sailing than flying! The GGR from concept to reality- What worked and why so successful" then introduces 2022 GGR Austrian entrant Michael Gugggenberger sailing an Endurance 35 on a dream that is already five years in the planning.
Around the world in the old fashioned way Golden Globe Race & Ocean Globe Race 25.01.2020...11:00hrs Don McIntyre Founder and Race Chairman of the 2018 Golden Globe Race presents "There is more to sailing than flying! The GGR from concept to reality- What worked and why so successful" and talks about the new 2023 Ocean Globe Race, a 50th Anniversary celebration of the original fully crewed Whitbread around the world race in a presentation on "The growing appeal of Low Tech sailing and slowing down. Filling the void left by the need for speed"
There is more to sailing than flying! The Golden Globe Race from concept to reality- What worked and why so successful 26.01.2020...16:00Hrs Don McIntyre Founder and Race Chairman of the 2018 Golden Globe Race presents "There is more to sailing than flying! The GGR from concept to reality- What worked and why so successful" then introduces 2022 GGR Austrian entrant Michael Guggenberger sailing an Endurance 35 on a dream that is already five years in the planning. ... See MoreSee Less
L’horizon était bouché ce matin, la pluie blafarde de Barbara ne donnait pas trop envie de sortir. Mais j’ai passé un très bon moment avec Foulques O’Mahony de TV Vendée au Galway à port Olonna. Peut-être le temps idéal finalement pour parler voyage avec un café bien chaud. Grand merci à TV Vendée pour l’invitation et à Foulques O’Mahony pour sa belle curiosité et sa qualité d’écoute !
I need the bulkhead for a few reasons. One is to better support the cabin top. The carving's will not take from it's strength, it's lighter so better for the race, and might push me when feeling down. I am enjoying working on the boat so far. But now need to push myself to get a sponsor. That I seem to be slow about. Not as easy as carving for me. But a MIGHTY journey so far.
Barry and Sheila's visit Down-under continued: Meeting up with Mark Sinclair (www.facebook.com/CoconutGGR/) in Adelaide before his departure yesterday on a month-long sail out into the Southern Ocean. Mark is ready...well, as ready as he will ever be. Coconut, his Lello 34 was scrubbed and checked between Xmas and New Year, he's been through all the freeze-dried fare left over from the 2018 GGR and replenished stocks, his sat-phone is charged and his tracker activated. You can follow his progress at my.yb.tl/yblogcoconut He tells us: "I'm going to be much more competitive in the 2022 GGR. I've been quite ruthless in stripping out hundreds of Kilos of unnecessary gear and equipment donated to me before the 2018 Race...And I'd like to get rid of the engine too if I can. I don't use it and it would take a lot of weight out of the stern." Instead, he relies on solar and wind power to generate what little electricity he needs. A former Commander in the Royal Australian Navy and now a Director of Fugro, the global surveying group, this Mancunian-born navigator is completely at home with his sextant and historic chronograph he used in 2018. "Where are you heading?" "That depends on the wind. I've got a month's holiday. I could sail round Tasmania and back, or cross the Tasman and finish up in New Zealand. I just want to get out there and be on my own again...I so enjoyed the 2018 GGR. I like being alone with the elements." Last time round, he shipped the yacht from Australia to the UK for the start of the 2018 GGR. This time, he intends to sail her setting off this time next year in readiness for 2022. Bon Voyage Mark! ... See MoreSee Less
It's OFFICIAL!!!! :) ...GREAT!!....fun ahead for all...sail safe..
So, if he sails back at the end, that'll be a double circumnavigation then.
What great news, you brought so much depth of character and your very individual take on, life, the universe and adventure sailing to the 2018 race that the 2022 race will only be for the better to have you at the start line.
Falmouth salutes you
We'll be waving as Coconut goes past Tassie! Looking forward to seeing her at the Kingston film drop in 2022!
ok take it easy and be carefull always , good luck, I wish to be alone at sea one day
Good onya Mark! And good luck in the next GGR.
Great preparation and spirit! Go Coconut!!!
Maybe go finish exploring the South African east coast. Think you only got as far as Port Elizabeth. 🙂
I think both Istvan Kopar Solo Circumnavigator and Ian HJ are feeling happy right now..Puffin is just about ready to do the #GGR2022 already! ....with the experience gained from watching the #GGR2018, all current entrants in the next edition are off on a head start and looking strong. It will be a HUGE adventure once again....the clock is ticking.First sail of 2020....
A New Year’s Day sea trail for Puffin in stunning Cardigan bay, with Peter Ratcliffe and Jade Edwards, following the fitting of the refurbished steering gear and of course our new best friend the Hydrovane, both performed perfectly I’m pleased to say...& the steering systems did alright too...😉 ... See MoreSee Less
This is one of the most beautiful articles ( there are many) I have seen on Jean Luc Van Den Heede It will translate automatically by Google when you open it ( top right corner)...it says everything about life and also him.... He really is an inspiration..:)
Quote..... To conclude ? “I am aware that my life time is getting shorter. I am 74 years old and I don't want to cheat! So I try to do what amuses me, what I like and what interests me. I eliminate everything that annoys me and does not interest me. Bullshit must be eliminated! " ... See MoreSee Less
Lol, the Google translate is so bad it's funny:
"He resembled an old sea bass"
When it should read,
"he had the look of an old sea wolf."
Great article in the original context though. Nicely captures his spirit.
Nice book .
An inspiration indeed
Ce grand Marin est un sage ... la lecture de son livre le témoigne également !
You Echo my Thoughts.
More Life to you.
Bonne philosophie de vie ! Bravo pour nous faire rêver
Two more Circumnavigations to go for Tapio Lehtinen SailingOcean Globe Race>#GGR2022 and again in the 2023 Ocean Globe Race. I am sure there will be a few inspired crew who will also be using this sextant. Astro navigation is from what we can see, gaining in popularity. :)This is how a sextant looks like after sailing around the world at the Golden Globe Race. We received the HORIZON ULTRA of Tapio Lehtinen Sailing for mechanical overhauling and cleaning. We are happy to be part of the race in 2022 again! ... See MoreSee Less
Barry and Sheila's visit Down-under continued: Our next port of call was a visit to Mike Smith, the South African born entrant in the 2022 Golden Globe Race at his farm in Glen Oak, 45 minutes west of Newcastle, Aus where he is building a replica of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's yacht Suhaili. Mike started construction three years ago in the hope of competing in the 2018 GGR but ran out of time. Now, the western red cedar planked hull, interior bulkheads and furniture structure is almost complete with just the deck and 2.5mm E-glass/epoxy outer sheathing to be completed.
A highly experienced boatbuilder specialising in composites, he was part of the team that built Ellen McAuthur's all-conquering trimaran B&Q/Costorama and he is using the same weight-conscious efforts to make Pingo equally successful - right down to keeping a weight log not only of all the materials that go into the build, but the shavings and dust taken off during the fairing process.
Mike plans to complete the hull and deck while the boat is inverted saying that it will be much easier to bond the deck to the hull working downwards rather than above his head. "I will be using old tractor tyres and inflatable inner-tubes from the farm to press the plywood deck in place." He explains.
Working on the hull upside-down has another upside. "At least I'll know my way around should the boat get rolled in the Southern Ocean" he laughs. ... See MoreSee Less
A long way from the pristine conditions at Boatspeed during the build of B&Q castorama. Building boats is hard but very satisfying work.
Good luck with the build Mike, she will be a beauty
Best to you in your endeavors.
I like his thinking
"The downside is the upside"
Chitchester once remarked after completing his one stop circumnavigation , I, don’t believe any boat could have stood up to the voyage as
Well as the cold molded wooden iGipsymoth. Saw her in Greenwich a while back still looked good. Understand she went thru a complete refit,back on the water.
Catch-up with Michael Date: GGR roving ambassador Barry Pickthall and Sheila are currently touring Australia and New Zealand meeting up with GGR skippers as they. First stop was Jacobs Well in Australia's sugar cane belt at the bottom end of Morten Bay to meet up with 2022 GGR skipper Michael Date, busy preparing his Thomas Gillmer designed Aires 32 he bought as a restoration project for £11,000.
The Taiwanese GRP moulded hull looks very fair, and according to Michael, was without any signs of osmosis. He and his team have taken the whole boat apart, replaced the engine and rudder and strengthened the chain-plates. He hopes to launch her at the end of January, complete sail trials in February, then ship the yacht to Les Sables d'Olonne France to complete his trial sailing and prepare for the start in September 2022.
An old mucka of GGR Race founder Don McIntyre, Michael bought Don's marine company from him 20 years ago. He has sold it on now but has a huge amount of experience in seawater desalination systems. "Pity we can't use them in the Race" he laments while looking around the cramped space below decks, adding..."I could do with the space that the water tanks take up!" ... See MoreSee Less
Meet Kirsten Neuschäfer#GGR2022 entrant who now has her boat! and is full steam ahead with tremendious passion. As you will see she is quite a sailor, VERY detirmined and will have amore than a few men in the GGR worried :) and happy to have her as part of the GGR team. ... See MoreSee Less
She sounds like a seriously determined lady, Don.
Good Luck Kirsten !!!
Nice to meet you in les Sables if we could help
Fantastic goal. I look forward to keeping up to date with your progress.
What a fabulous aim! You are amazing and I am sure will achieve your dream 🏅
Hey Kirsty, go full tilt as you always do...hugs from Knysna and I’m sure Siegie will be sooo proud!
Good luck Kirsten.
Best wishes in your endeavor. We’ll be cheering for you!
Awesome news 🌴 go girl ⛵️
Nice to sea .. all the best with the preparation Kirsten
Good luck ,great
She looks a very strong competitor to win
Very nice overview....
You can do it no problem
and have all our support!
Go Kirsten !!!!
Wow, tremendous powers
Go Kirsten 😎⛵️
Nice to see a female contender . Will be great to follow. Good luck
I like this girl ! ☀️🙌🙌
May you find following winds sailsafe
What type of boat did she chose ?
Live your dream...:)
Well I didn’t recognize the boat immediately but once I saw the 4 spools of ground tackle next to the mast a thought WOW is that Skip Novak’s boat!!
But this isn’t the boat you will be racing with what boat did you get or are trying to obtain? A rustler Locke those in the last GGR?
All the I wish you all the best & luck & I will be following you!!
From San Francisco & beyond!!