Sailing in the #GGR2018 is a challenge and we are happy to hear that Игорь Зарецкий IGOR is healthy. Sponsors also do the best they can on each occasion and as organisers we appreciate their involvement and support of entrants and event. He has just issued a statement. The Sponsor is now selling Esmeralda in Albany and asking Euro$300,000 . #GGR2022
Yachtsman Igor Zaretsky: “The information that I am leaving the race for health reasons is not true”
In early October, there was information that Yaroslavl yachtsman Igor Zaretsky was removed from the Golden Globe Race, and the Esmeralda yacht would not continue the competition in the Chichester class. Among the reasons for this decision, representatives of the Esmeralda OK team on social networks called “concern about Igor’s health, high risks of continuing around the world in this mode, and purely technical difficulties in providing round-the-clock coastal support for non-stop solo sailing.”
However, the yachtsman himself, in a conversation with JARNESTIES, called this information "untrue."
- The fact is that a few months ago the sponsor tore up the contract with me for some reason. And now he found a convenient way out of this project was found. The previously announced information that I am leaving the race for health reasons is not true. I have no problems with health, ”explained Igor Zaretsky.
He added that, having terminated the contract, the sponsor refused to provide him with a boat. This is what became the true reason for the non-participation of the yachtsman in the Golden Globe Race. ... See MoreSee Less
Health is the most important thing, so this is good to hear in that sense... All the best to Igor for future adventures, I hope we haven’t heard the last of him!
As someone said..health is the most importnat thing so its great news.BUT..I really really think we do not know the full story here so we shouldn't pass judgements on the sponsor or anyone else. To be honest we never really had a full story from Igor and his team. Even during the race before he landed here in Albany there were many different variations and it was changing almost daily which continued right up to now.A sponsor has to fulfill it obligations towards the sponsored but the sponsored must fulfill it's obligations towards the sponsor. Lets not forget that sponsorship is not a charity so it must benefit both parties to the level of promised expectations. In the professional world without proper explanations no sentences or accusations should be thrown around like that as it can seriously damage not just the sponsors but more importantly the individual's reputation.
Sad to hear the sponsor simply 'ditched' Igor half way round. Glad to hear he is in good health and look forward to hearing more of his adventures soon.
The sponsor failed, they couldn't see the point of being the first to write his name on the book.... The "Chichester Class" will grow, undoubly, and should never be under rated...
Sad, but pleased Igor’s health is OK. I do hope he can make a come back. ‘Esmeralda OK’ is part of the history of the GGR.
The sport and adventure of sailing is diverse and open to everyone. It is exciting to be a leading force in the developement and introduction of a new sailing cultural renaissance that is back to basics RETRO sailing. It grows in popularity every day. :) #GGR2022⚠️ L'édition 2019 du Yacht Racing Forum, c'est dans un peu plus de 5 semaines à Bilbao 🇪🇸 ! Comme chaque année, l'écosystème mondial de la voile de compétition se donne rendez-vous pour 2 journées de discussions et de réflexion sur l'évolution et l'avenir de la discipline.
Et, comme d'habitude, les leaders et les experts du secteur y prendront la parole. Parmi eux : Johan Salén, CEO de The Ocean Race, Max Sirena, directeur de Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team, les navigateurs Mike Golding et Loick PEYRON, Don McIntyre, le président de la Golden Globe Race, l'architecte Juan Kouyoumdjian, Jb Braun, directeur du design et de l'ingénierie chez North Sails, ou encore Francis Hueber, le co-fondateur de Caponnetto Hueber SL.
Si vous n'avez pas encore pris vos billets, ne tardez plus !
Uku Randmaa and wife MAIBI have a joint written book soon!! Jane and I are probably just two of many who hope it will also be in English? ...here is the brief.. #GGR2018
Do you know how to spend nine months in a row alone in the dark? How do your feelings and emotions change, not to mention your weight?
Estonian solo sailor Uku Randmaa participated in the 2018 Golden Globe Race solo sailing competition. In a race that always takes place with the same navigational aids used when it was launched in 1968. No modern technology or communication facilities. Not to mention the opportunity to stretch out in some ports in the meantime.
Uku and Maibi Randmaa's book „Around. Without is a symbiosis of two worlds: the sea and the continent, as well as internal and external conditions. In the harsh sea, Uku kept a diary, and a sort of sea bear lived his wife, Maibi, who took care of those little twins, one teenager and a whole home. While Uku held the flag high at sea, so did Maibi, two feet firmly on the ground, literally.
In this book, the thoughts and emotions of two people intertwine and collide because neither was easy. But there is also a larger idea emerging from this book - how important love is anyway. And how will it survive when they are so far apart. ... See MoreSee Less
Wow...this could stir the imagination..I first saw her in 1984 propped in a concret hole at the National Maritme Museum in UK. I went below and saw the gimballed chair etc..a real buzz, but it is so much more to the memory of Sir Francis Chichester that she is sailing, thanks to the efforts and passion of a few dedicated people...THANKS!!! :) It was the spark for the Golden Globe and so happy to see her at the start of the second edition in Les Sables d'Olonne #GGR2022
What a fine sight.....restoration truly a labour of love! 👍
Love the nice noise as she slices aside the water, look at the sails, not a wrinkle or fold anywhere. Majestic in the light to medium air so she can have lots of canvas up and looking pretty as a picture.
I also remember seeing her in the concrete hole with the gimbals set at about a 30 degree angle. It's good to see her under sail. She is stunningly beautiful. Of course, Sir Francis Chichester had a low opinion of her. She was tender, and her handling characteristics were terrible. Her keel was modified during the stopover in Australia in an attempt to mitigate her problems. I understand even her present day crews find her difficult to handle.
I was lucky enough to have a sail aboard when she was at the UK sailing academy! They did a fantastic refit!
Wow fantastic,will be sure to show my Father Derek Daniels who invented the Hydrovane Self Steering Gear!!
She’s a stunner.
Seeing her sailing again is down to the hard work of former Yachting Monthly editor, the late Paul Gelder who, with others, rescued her and led a campaign to restore her to her former glory. It is nice that things have come around full circle as now Yachting Monthly's current editor Theo Stocker is a trustee at the Gipsy Moth Trust which looks after her. Long may she continue to sail
Superbe le rêve 👍🌊⛵️
Phenomenal speed in what looks like not much wind
OMG, what a beauty!! Patrick Verde
wao , quel voilier , what speed too, ça donne envie de partir , (bientot )
Tapio Lehtinen Sailing will have just a few months to unwind from his #GGR2022 before setting out in the #OGR2023 Will we see other GGR skippers place an entry.. :) ?? Watch this space??....... ... See MoreSee Less
Latest NEWS from #OGR2023 ( FRENCH and English) The course is real, the Challenge human and the Adventure beyond question. 12 Entries and strong interest!! You can subscribe on the WEBSITE to receive these updates direct into your inbox.
I was hoping Loïc Lepage would be able to get another boat and enter the GGR22. He came to Les Sables-d'olonne to welcome in every single finisher of the 2018 GGR. Night or day he was there. Such good character. After Mark finished I started looking for Loïc each time someone came across the finish line. Loïc never disappointed us, he was there for every single finisher. He was doing so well when he lost Laaland. He was just under halfway around. I would so love to see him back and he would make another French Skipper. There is still time. Who knows he might make it to the start line again. I'm going to keep watching for him just as I did in the 2018 GGR. ⛵⛵⛵
Bravo il faut avoir du cran une très bonne santé physique et mentale pour assouvir un tel reve
that is a nice article
Bruno Orietti Guillaume Guignier : j'ai relu dix fois l'article, c'est bien écrit Redon. On va le voir dans deux semaines pour la bogue d'or du coup ? :)
Yesterday, four experienced sailors apparently lost their life-raft on deployment in a storm before later jumping into the water as their yacht sank. Reports suggest that the vessel EPIRB was not activated but a crew member had his PLB that raised the alarm.....huge effort by many agencies of the NZ rescue services to first find them swimming in the water, then dropping a raft to them, before getting them out..Sadly one has died. Credit to those involved and thoughts for the families and all effected. #GGR2022 UPDATE...Reports suggesting The Bavaria yacht was knocked down multiple times and windows were stove in. Also the front hatch opened and gulped water. ... See MoreSee Less
A person has died after a 47ft yacht sank 20 nautical miles off Cape Brett on the east coast of Northland, NZ, in winds gusting over 60kts and heavy seas. Updated story with images and video shot from the Auckland Rescue Trust helicopter.
Incredible job by the Orion crew to drop a liferaft close enough to the crew, that they were able to board it. Incredible effort by the chopper crew to pluck them out of that sea. I've repaired a few Bavaria yachts, and personally, I wouldnt go past the channel marker in one. Exhibit 'A' was a broken rudder stock, solid e-glass, what were they thinking. These boats are built for flopping around the Baltic, not for Southern Ocean waters. R.I.P., and condolences to the family of the deceased.
What a dreadful situation. Amazing the rescuers could find them. Our thoughts with all. 🙏
So so tragic. Thankyou for your great work rescuing the crew.
Always good to see a rescue, but tough watching... Condolences and prayers...
R.I.P. Stu. Hats off to the rescuers in very trying conditions! Thank you for your efforts.
How sad, brave rescuers.
Congratulations to the rescue mission. Such sadness, bitter sweet ending.
Sad one sailor lost his life but great 4 were rescued in such trying conditions. Hopefully the survivors will be able to tell exactly what happened so we all learn from their experience.
Meet and get to know #GGR2022 entrant Guy Waites on his way around the world as SKIPPER in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race After two legs in the top end of the fleet! Go GUY!"Hugues and I spent an enormous amount of time not sailing the boat” - Dare to Lead Skipper Guy Waites talks about 28 days at sea, leadership, wildlife and t... ... See MoreSee Less
Three years to go and Michael Date one of the five Australians in the #GGR2022 well underway with the refit of his ARIES 32. I am certain the ratio of finishers will change dramatically in the next edition (Touch wood) with such serious preparation so early both Physically, Mentally and boat wise.....Well we have been busy over the last little while. We had our surveyor inspect the boat as is required by the race rules. I am glad we did it know not later. I recommend all the entrants get the survey process started so you you can minimise rework. We had to add some knees in a few places and add a an aft watertight bulkhead. We also pulled out the Sampson posts and refitted them. Quite a bit of work when we thought those areas were sorted. Anyway job done as you can see. We have also fitted up the Hydrovane and are just waiting for the stainless fabricator to come back and fit a cross piece and beef it up. I have been sanding the cockpit and topsides till I killed the sander. Not its fault I am sure. I probably just pushed it to hard. Well another big thank you to the team at Mackman Boatbuilding. Mark, Jimmy and Mathew. This week we are aiming to fair around the port holes and windows (Big job). Also start the rebuilding around the engine box and cover with this done Jimmy from Odyssey can start the electrics. ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks Wärtsilä Corporation and Tapio Lehtinen Sailing ..his is such a beautiful story for #GGR2018 and this is a cool video, shot heavily on Super8 film in typical Tapio style. So excited to have you Back Tapio for #GGR2022.. :)
Wärtsilä Corporation In this unique interview, Tapio Lehtinen Sailing discusses the 2018 Golden Globe Race with Atte Palomäki, Wärtsilä’s EVP of Communications, Branding & Marketing. Footage filmed by Tapio onboard his boat Asteria captures oceanic moments of the incredible 322-day journey around the world. #GGR2018 Golden Globe Race ... See MoreSee Less
And you're going to stay that way until you've gone all the way around the world.
What would that be like?
How would it feel?
Here's our chance to find out, chatting with Gaurav Shinde, who is already in preparation to take leave from his home and work here in London, Ontario, Canada, to sail solo around the world in a race in 2022.
Among other things we discussed…
~ What introduced him into sailing in the first place.
~ How exclusive a group it is, the people who have done what he is looking to do.
~ The lively tale of his initial 800-mile adventure across the Arabian Sea at just 24 years of age, and how that hooked him on sailing.
~ What appeals to him about the thought of 9 months at sea, all by himself.
~ The remarkable story of the very special boat that will take him around the world in 2022, and his journey to finding it.
~ The route that he will be taking for the race in 2022 and how he will provision for the journey.
~ An overview of the work that needs to be done between now and September of 2022, when he leaves France to begin the race.
Thank you for sharing this :)
Gaurav & I could have easily chatted for another hour or two. I'm sure we'll do another chat at some point.
Sending my best wishes and appreciation to you and all who have been so encouraging to Gaurav and others. What you are doing is amazing and inspiring!
Please be safe as your adventures continue :)
A most interesting podcast, well worth watching! Best of luck to Gaurav. 👍
Wow what a great video to have. I remember Istvan saying he threw a line over to the other boat but seeing it all happen on video is priceless. That was smart thinking using the life preserver to hold the water jug up and transfer the water over. Istvan was always a very creative problem solver during the entire 2018 GGR, that was one of his great strengths that got him to the finish line. 20 liters of water is a lot of water to give up for a GGR boat. I also remember later in the GGR that water and its jug became very valuable and missed items which Istvan could have used both the water and jug when his own water supply became contaminated. Such great character and Seamanship Istvan. ⛵⛵⛵
amazing feelings... great!
Well said Sandy, a great video of what sailors do for each other.
This is wonderful!
Warms my heart..human kindness
What a MAN!!!! 👌👍🙏
A true hero and legend! ❤️🙏
Transfer of stores at sea are never easy - nice piece of seamanship! 👍
Over a year ago already!!! Thanks for sharing Don!
😱😱it’s so hard to even keep the boat going where you want in fierce weather let alone send supplies or pick up 😱😱😱
PUFFIN is having a great after life refit and about ready for a few years of sea trials with Ian HJ . I am sure Istvan Kopar Solo Circumnavigator will be commenting on these pictures soon!! It is exciting to see so many entrants well underway with preparations three years before the start. #GGR2022 should be a totally different Race, but another enduring human adventure, filled with the unknown.It's been a while; Hydrovanes & other stuff..
Apologies for lack of updates, "insert usual excuses here", but stuff has been progressing onboard Puffin in sunny Pwllheli, thanks in no small part to Jade at C9 Boat services, pirate Pete and my Dad Eryl.
As of today, jobs ticked off the list include: rig dropped, checked and back up, new VHF & Windex at the masthead, sails repaired & back on, new halyards run, new gas system fitted, deck gear serviced, etc. etc etc.. but maybe most impressively the new Hydrovane self steering is now fitted and ready for action!
#GGR2018 a message from Team IGOR and Esmeralda OK!! a fantastic video clip... Игорь Зарецкий achieved great things!
Esmeralda OK Друзья, с прискорбием вынуждены официально объявить о завершении проекта. В силу ряда серьезных причин Эсмеральда в ноябре не продолжит гонку #GGR2018 в классе Chichester. Среди этих причин и беспокойство о здоровье Игоря, и высокие риски продолжения кругосветки в таком режиме, и чисто технические сложности обеспечения круглосуточной береговой поддержки безостановочного одиночного плавания. Команда #EsmeraldaOK уже направила оргкомитету Golden Globe Race официальное заявление о выходе из гонки. Мы искренне и от всего сердца благодарим всех наших подписчиков за огромную моральную поддержку, которую вы оказывали Игорю в этом невероятном приключении. Спасибо, что были с нами. ... See MoreSee Less
Igor, you have been a part of sailing history and it has been an honor to have shared in your adventure, grace and wisdom. We all hope you are doing well. You are a beautiful soul. Thank you for bringing your great spirit to the GGR 2018 and the great memories. Esmeralda (with Igor) OK!
Esmeralda OK! Thanks Igor and hope you and Esmeralda get back together soon. 😉
Thank you and I wish all best for the future.
Thank you for all you have done. You are a great man and a true hero. Esmeralda OK!
All the best for Igor
Жаль, я желаю Игорю хорошего выздоровления и всего наилучшего.
ANNIVERSARY! In approx 9.5hrs from now Jean Luc Van Den Heede arrived in Hobart one year ago!!! on Saturday the 6th October. He was way ahead of the fleet, stayed for 3.5hrs and set out again. He was going to have a sleep but it was too calm and silent so he gave up and left..it was a Big day for sure. #GGR2018
Latest NEWS from GGR (in FRENCH and English) you can subscribe to receive these direct into your INBOX through the GGR website. We are all wishing IGOR good luck for the future and waiting for more news. ... See MoreSee Less
Bigger coverage for 2022 GGR and IGOR ZARETSKIY OUT! IGOR ZARETSKIY has officially withdrawn from the Chichester Class of the 2018 Golden Globe Race. His team advised that due to various challenges, they sadly will not carry on to the finish line in Les Sables d’Olonne as originally expected. IGOR...
Excited and very happy to announce Tapio Lehtinen is entering the #GGR2022 in Asteria, for some unfinished business, in what is and still remains potentially one of the fastest yachts in the event !! ..and being the Passionate MAN OF THE SEA and a true romantic in the spirit of Bernard Moitessier, as soon as he heard of the Ocean Globe Race he found a boat, bought it after a serious effort to find the money and will soon launch a fantastic program around that entry! If you are not yet following the Ocean Globe, please LIKE and share joining the Other great OGR Family.. :) good luck Tapio...Dreams are Happening !!
He takes the FIRST SPECIAL INVITATION..there are only four left ! ... See MoreSee Less
In addition to my plans of participating with Asteria in the next edition of GGR starting 2022 I have launched a campaign for the Ocean Globe Race (www.oceangloberace.com), aka "Retro Whitbread", starting in 2023, 50 years after the first Whitbread Round the World Race 1973.
I am going to sail the race with the Swan 55 yawl Galiana, which is the biggest boat fitting in the smallest of the three OGR classes, the Olin Stephens designed Swan 55 being in my opinion the classiest and most beautiful of the Nautor built Swans.
The mission of my OGR project is to get a group of next generation, 20-35 year old Finnish sailors who have graduated through the youth racing classes, introduced to the Southern Ocean and the round the world racing scene in order to secure the continuation of the Finnish round the world sailing legacy dating back to the days of the Gustaf Erikson windjammers.
Galiana will be sailed home to Helsinki from Southampton on 18.10. If you are interested in participating in the Galiana OGR project, send me an email to email@example.com - there are a few vacant berths for the quick, motivated and passionate ones ready to taste sailing in the rough fall conditions.
This is fantastic news and apt Tapio is using a “special invitation”. Such a gentleman of the sea and his OGR plans to introduce youngsters to true ocean sailing is remarkable. GGR22 would not be complete without Tapio, bravo!
I hope that Tapio will still have time to send his beautiful reports while he completes his “unfinished business”.
Fascinating news from our "MAN OF THE SEA" as mentioned by the G.G.R staff..Go Tapio...
Brilliant! Best news all week. Go Tapio!
Amazing Tapio, see you soon in les sables😀
Great News - Look forward to following Tapio for a second time round!! 😀👍
I'm so happy with that today... 😍
Took this photo in Les Sables D'Olonne last April. Be interesting to see who else will return.