This is absolutely worth reading , NOT just another one from Jean Luc Van Den Heede but a reflection on life. Absolutely relevant in this day when "Buying potatoes is more important than buying clothes!!" .what a great guy he is... :) ..#GGR2022 Use Google Translate to ENGLISH..is very good...see Picture in comments for button to press.. ... See MoreSee Less
Confiné avec sa femme à Nantes, Jean-Luc Van Den Heede nous parle de son confinement, de livres et de régates mais pas seulement. Entretien avec ce géant des mers, les pieds sur terre mais le cœur toujours sur l'océan. - Actualités Nautisme
when you open the story..hit one of these two buttons to GOOGLE TRANSLATE :) to English or any other language...
Get the Google Translate app on your mobile phone. Copy part of the text - not too much - and paste in the opened app, where you have already set it to French~English.
This story translates almost perfectly. Worth the effort - the interview was done while JL was/is in quarantine in Nantes with his wife. It is full of wisdom about the pandemic we are living through.
Sacré Van Den Heed. Quel mental, quel optimisme, quelle opiniâtrité. Un bel exemple pour les futures générations.
:) ..#GGR2022“I am delighted to support Guy Waites’ entry in the Golden Globe Race 2022. Since the first solo non stop around the world race in 1968/9 fewer than 100 people have completed a singlehanded non-stop circumnavigation of the globe, to this day it remains the greatest and toughest of all sporting challenges. It is an event for proper preparation, a strong and stubborn mental attitude and stamina in the face of nature unleashed in the raw. I have known Guy for more than a year. We have worked together in the Clipper Round The World Race where Guy has proved himself, not just as a first rate sailor and seaman but an inspirational leader. Those are the attributes that will enable him to achieve this ultimate challenge in sailing.” RKJ ... See MoreSee Less
Recorded 22 March 2020We chat to Don McIntyre, Adventurer, Sailor, Event Organiser. We talk about his background, Antarctica, his thing for Teddy Bears and then we discuss the Ocean Globe Race and the new Mini 580 how that class is going to work a...
I could not get her into the #GGR2018 and Kevin Farebrother did not finish it either but more thGuy Waites Sailingith the sale of it once again to Guy Waites Sailing Clipper Round the World Yacht Racecom/1677805628896648">#GGR2022... Guy has been skippering in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race now stalled in the Philippines ( postponed for a year due to the VIRUS!) so he has time to head to Panama soon, to pick up his new boat and deliver her back to the UK. Good luck GUY!!! :)Delighted to announce that we have agreed the purchase of the Tradewind 35 “Sagarmatha”, built for the designer John Rock, previously owned by Golden Globe Race Director Don McIntyre and GGR 2018 entrant Kevin Farebrother.
I am currently in Auckland staying with Graham Dalton while I have #OGR2023 meetings and he just officially Launched his plans for the #GGR2022. He has been one of the Confidential entries...and has quite a bit of experience :) ...It is surely going to be an interesting Race! ...Don ... See MoreSee Less
BRAVO Gregor McGuckin who received his Cruising Club of America award for the attempted Southern Ocean rescue of a fellow Golden Globe Race competitor after himself being dismasted and erecting a jury rig. At the presentation, he said how great it was to be surrounded by so many people united by a love of sailing and appreciation and respect for the oceans and weather. He referenced the “unwritten understanding that when one of us gets into difficulty, we know there is a whole group of people who will have our back out there.” He played down his efforts, simply saying, “I just happened to be in this situation and have no doubt that anyone else in my situation would have done the exact same thing."
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I guess that makes Three...:) ...the amazing part is that there are quite a few sailors we are talking to, who were challenged financially to enter the GGR who are now going to go for the MGR......#GGR2022• LANCERING • Don McIntyre, organisator van de Golden Globe Race, komt met een nieuwe internationale eenheidsklasse: de ClassMini 5.80! ⛵️ Op zaterdag 14 maart om 13.30u bij HISWA Mainstage vertelt McIntyre via livestream alle ins & outs over deze klasse van betaalbare en zelfgebouwde oceaanwaardige jachten. 👉 www.hiswarai.nl/programma In november 2021 staat de eerste wedstrijd, waarbij de Atlantische Oceaan wordt overgestoken, gepland. Die wedstrijd is de opmaat naar de Mini Globe Race in 2024, waarbij in 6 etappes solo de wereld rond wordt gevaren. ... See MoreSee Less
I've been asked to tell all visitors of Hiswa Amsterdam Boat Show about my previous two big adventures and my upcoming one and of course I've gladly excepted 🙌. I like nothing better than to inspire people and motivate them to get out of their comfort zone.
So, if you are interested, I hope to see you on the 14th of March, from 13:00 - 13.30h, on Hiswa's Mainstage 👊!
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Londoner Gaurav Shinde is the only Canadian invited to compete in the 2022 Golden Globe Race, a non-stop solo sail around the world where competitors are barred from using GPS navigation and other modern technology.
It was a successful rescue and well done to all involved...very happy all are safe... #GGR2022
from MARITIME NZ....Great news! The yachtie in the Southern Ocean more than 2,000km from New Zealand has been rescued from his life-raft by the tanker Lindanger. An RNZAF P3 Orion was flying overhead to help find him in very limited visibility caused by heavy fog. Rescue Coordination Centre NZ coordianted the rescue.
The yachtie is cold but well. Lindanger will take him with it on to its planned journey to Punta Arenas in Chile. The stricken yachet, No Comments, is sinking and will not be salvaged.
The rescue operation began at 6pm on Tuesday when the yachtie activated his EPIRB distress beacon after No Comments capsized and lost its mast. It righted itself and the yachtie was eventually able to cut off the rigging. However, damage was such that he had to abandon the yacht and take to his life-raft.
RCCNZ wishes to thank the French Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre, Cap Gris-Nez, for their expert help. The yachtie had intermittent satellite phone contact with the French MRCC.Grosse opération de sauvetage à 750 milles environ au sud-est de la Nouvelle-Zélande pour récupérer Thierry après son dématage. No Comments faisait de l'eau et a dû être abandonné, il a sans doute sombré. Thierry vient d'être récupéré à l'instant malgré le brouillard par le cargo danois "Lindanger" qui fait route sur Punta Arenas. Un immense merci aux MRCC neo-zélandais et français qui ont coordonné les opérations, avec envoi de deux avions pour s'assurer que tout allait aussi bien que possible, et à tout l'équipage du "Lindanger", même si les conditions sur zone étaient maniables (photos NZDF et Marine Traffic). ... See MoreSee Less
It is Tough down there...hoping for a good outcome.....and wishing all the best for those involved with supporting the rescue efforts... #GGR2022Maritime NZ's Rescue Coordination Centre NZ is coordinating the rescue of a French yacht, No Comments, in distress, 750 nautical miles SE of the Chatham Islands. The 11 metre, steel-hulled yacht capsized last night and righted itself but has been dis-masted, taken on a lot of water and suffered, as yet unknown, equipment loss and damage.
The lone yachtie on board activated his EPIRB distress beacon - the signal was received at RCCNZ at 6pm last night. He has also had intermittent satellite phone contact with the French Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre at Cap Gris-Nez, who are working closely with RCCNZ.
He is on single-handed circumnavigation of the globe from France to France, and is believed to be well-equipped and an experienced sailor.
RCCNZ has tasked an RNZAF P3 Orion, which will be over the yacht shortly. It can drop a life-saving package including life-raft, food and water, a radio and other emergency supplies if needed. Importantly, it will provide information to RCCNZ about damage to the yacht and any injuries to the seaman.
RCCNZ has also diverted a tanker, "Lindanger", from the usual America-New Zealand trade route towards the yacht. With strong wind and high seas, Lindanger is currently well over a day's sailing away from No Comments. NZ Maritime Radio is continuing to relay distress messages to any vessels that might be in the area. None are known to be closer than Lindanger. ... See MoreSee Less
I’m proud of the #GGR family. If this was any other Facebook forum, there would have been many snotty comments about the cost of rescue etc, etc. Without taking (calculated) risks, live is boring, and indeed, not worth living. Long live adventure. Kudos to the authorities for their prompt and professional actions.
Gods speed and good luck to all involved
Best wishes from all in the GGR family.
Best to all helping. Be Safe
All the best to the rescue mission,They will get him ,,
been involved in SAR during my service time and its a cold lonely area in the waters that surround NZ ,im sure they will succeed in their endevours
Watching closely and hoping for the best outcome!
Good luck sailor !!
Sincerely hoping this brave sole gets rescued quickly
Jean-Luc Van Den Heede a tenu samedi à « féliciter vraiment » le marin australien de 81 ans, Bill Hatfield, qui vient de boucler un tour du monde à la voile en solitaire sans escale et sans assistance à bord de son monocoque de 38 pieds, L’eau commotion. Bill Hatfield devient ainsi le circum...
WHY? do we feel so lucky to have Les Sables d'Olonne as our home for the #GGR2022..many reasons...if you have never been ..then watch this..it is much more than the center of the universe for the SOLO Sailing. Thanks to all our friends in Le Sands for embracing us!
When I sailed down from Amsterdam to the GGR 18 prize giving, I purposely took a week off working on the boat, to chat with the 18 skippers. The unexpected bonus was the beautiful City of Les Sables D'Olonne. All the Marina's, more to see than a boat show. Yacht building, Fishing village, with yard's working on all types of boats.
The City itself has the old side with it's narrow winding streets, lined with eating houses , and Coffee Shops full of pastry delights. And the modern side, also lovely. Well worth a holiday for anyone.
Love to all from Ireland ❤️
Had a great time there when we came to see you Don and Jane last year!
Every time I have visited I have been made to feel like I just returned home, and not just by the GGR family
Two Golden Globe Race sailors honoured by the Cruising Club of America Les Sables d´Olonne, Wednesday the 19th of February 2020 The Cruising Club of America awarded GGR 2018-2019 winner Jean-Luc Van den Heede with the 2019 Blue Water Medal for his achievements in single-handed sailing, notably s...
This is great news for sure! Congratulations My hat is off to you Don and Jane and your whole crew. It was such a great privilege to be able to follow this in real time. As you know, things back in 1968 were pretty sketchy and 'real time' coverage was non existent!
Great awards that further cements the relevance of the GGR now and in the future.
Istvan has gotten nothing for giving 20 l water to solo sailor Khell Litwin who had left only 1 L water on board in the middle of the southern ocean. UNFAIR!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Loïc Lepage who is busy these days and now teams up with our friend and the Voice of Fabrice Guyonook.com/867178033352328">#GGR2018 Fabrice Guyon to assist securing partners for #GGR2022...Good luck and keep the dream alive! It will be exciting to see LOIC back in the Race!RDV ce jour avec Loïc Lepage, skipper présent sur la Golden Globe Race 2018, et qui est candidat pour un nouveau départ en 2022. Loïc est à la recherche de partenaires pour l'accompagner autour du monde.
Vous souhaitez faire partie de l'aventure, et profiter d'un support de communication porteur de valeurs , contactez-moi ou contactez Loïc Lepage. ... See MoreSee Less