The GGR fleet will be hosted by the Puerto Deportivo de Gijon, well versed in welcoming sailors from all over the world.
They will have a busy week of final preparations of their boats and attending safety briefings, setting up satellite tracking and communications systems specific to the Golden Globe. These systems are finally checked by the organisers before entrants depart for Les Sables d’Olonne. Entrants will also have time to discover the city and the many events during their stay.
The GGR skippers set sail on Sunday 14th August racing the SITraN Challenge, a 280-mile race to Les Sables d’Olonne, the Capital of Adventure and home of the GGR, on time for the opening of the Race Village on August 20th. That leaves just two weeks for final preparations before the start of the longest, loneliest sporting event on September 4th.