Don, Just a thought - rather than following individual entrants for GGR22 on their websites, could you possibly re-post progress reports on this page as you recieve them? Thanks
Was Tapio the first competitor to finish without incurring any penalties,(Assuming GGR do not penalise him for outside assistance for using the Seven VESSEL Virgins to clean his bottom)
Regards to all competitors, followers and all at GGR HQ
What is it to be announced on 1st of July ? 😉🤣
Can you provide an update on the Joshua GGOD? When will the 1st boat be launched? What are the performance predictions? Moitessier - The Long Way, reports daily averages often exceeding 170M. Do you expect similar performance? Based on GGR2018 Rustler performance it seems the JGGOD should achieve an average of 6.3kn so sub 200days for GGR2022. What are your predictions?
Here’s hoping Nicholson 35 added to the list of allowed boats to compete... 😎🙌🏻⛵️
How are you going to make it safer and undo the damage the last GGR did to ocean racing's reputation?
Is GGR 2018 over or are we still waiting for Igor to finish in Chichester class? If so, when will be this?
Golden Globe Race 2022 Entrant. A circa 1968 retro Solo Non-Stop Sailboat Race Around the World! Beginning and ending in Les Sables D'Olonne France along a known route with a completely unknown outcome. A challenging voyage for all who undertake it.
Sadly a decision to move the TRANSAT start from Plymouth has been made. However, the OSTAR is the ORIGINAL single-handed transatlantic race and this move has not affected the events planned to celebrate 60 years of the inception of single-handed offshore racing. The spirit of Corinthian solo oceanic racing is still in Plymouth #BritainsOceanCity
Plymouth Live Yachting Monthly Classic Sailor Magazine
BBC Spotlight Royal Western Yacht Club Sailing Today The Transat Golden Globe Race Conrad Humphreys Yachting World
When Abhilash Tommy was stretchered off his stricken yacht in the orange zodiac, he had only his Passport and his SITraN Teddy...A Miracle for TEDDY!! and now you can make a bid to adopt and own this adventurous bear (signed by Abhilash) who made it home with Tommy...All money raised goes to SITraN the GGR Charity. Please make your offers in the comments below and thanks for your support. Other Teddies up tomorrow..OPENING confidential OFFER is EURO$200??. #GGR2018 ... See MoreSee Less
“Barnacles: When I first saw them on the bottom before reaching Hobart, I knew my race was over.” Tapio Lehtinen Final GGR finisher takes 5th place Circumnavigation time: 322 days 8 hours 21 minutes Dateline: 20/05/2019, Les Sables d’Olonne, France Barnacle growth was the root cause of Finnish...
Such a powerful portrait by Jean-François Brossier that says everything about what the Golden Globe Race truly is!..It belongs first to those who finish. Only they know the reality. .#GGR2018 ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations and well done, men! Thanks for a great race! 👍⛵️👏
Fitting conclusion. Great race, great competitors, great coverage, thanks to everyone involved.
This is great, I thumbed back to this powerful image yesterday after looking at them all. A picture certainly tells.........! Great photo Yannick.
Beautiful photo. Their expressions tell a wonderful adventurous story.
Thanks for sharing my photo 👍
His first words about LSO upon arrival were very touching. The place is sort of a Mecca for all solo sailing lovers. Definitely must visit soon!
It has been a privilege to be able meet some of these people in St Mawes Cornwall before the start of the race and watch them set off from Falmouth to Sable d’Olonne snd then to follow them all round the world with all the highs and lows and dramas along the way. Brilliant coverage well done everyone involved.
Trop top cette photo merci Jean-François Brossier
Magnifique photo ! Good job Jeff ! Jean-François Brossier
BEAUTIFULL foto 💎!
Bravo Monsieur .. Vous êtes incroyable ..
Sailor pic of the year
The Old Men and the Sea - that's the GGR brand personality. Timeless. Number of days don't matter, it's all less than a millisecond anyway.
Ici ,y'a pas besoin de mots pour causer !
sailors friendship is for ever !
I would also say the ones who did it and for some reason didn't get to finish also know the reality.
L'émotion de ces 2 magnifiques marins est juste fantastique 🙏🙏🙏merci messieurs pour vos exploits respectifs, grâce à vous nous avons l'impression de naviguer un peu 😍😍😍
Would love to be a fly on the wall when they talk😜
Super clichés ému hier soir devant le podium bravo à vous Marins au grand cœur et simplicité merci
Beautiful underwater zoo.😂 Good for aquarium but not on a racing boat.
Nice harvest of a collection of ocean creatures.
He’s won the competition for me, to persevere when others quit is a true measure of his determination.
Mmm percebes! 😅
Heureusement que l’année dernière tu as nettoyé la coque du feeling en plongée ,sinon il serait dans le même état aujourd’hui.!
He should ask his paint supplier about their money back guarantee.
Waouh. Quel tableau!😉
Magnifiques photos ; )
Il primo uomo ad aver fatto fare il giro del mondo a una intera colonia di teredini! Tapiro you have been the best to me!
There’s a fortune to be made for those barnacles in Spain! 😃😂
Y aurait il une clause de confidentialité au sujet de l'antifouling
What I picture when I hear “the new anti-fouling paints are just as good”
Il était temps de rentrer ! 🙂
Les anti fouling sont vraiment pas au point !!! Ça coûte un bras de faire ta coque et un an aprés tu peux recommencer !!! Peu éfficace et coûteux ...et là en plus bateau toujours en navigation 24/24 !!!!
Very interested in the make of antifouling. Not looking good for constant movement through the water. 🤔
Which antifouling... ? must be told...
Respect Tapio... realy !
oui Tapio a du prendre bien soin de lui ,ça c'est sur , bravo
Joli plateau de fruits de mers 😉
We could make some spaghetti with these!!! Mmmm.
Design a scraper ( maybe remote controlled ) that collects them for the wok ....
A lot there but I thought it would be worse regarding the speed he was making. Often seen much worse on a trawler after six months at sea!
BARNACLE reveal on Tapio Lehtinen Sailing ASTERIA...wow...EURO$50 a kilo so?? an opportunity??...NO!! The drag from a floppy GOOSE barnacle is unbelievable and no better drage device could be designed.....A hard lesson for sure and a demonstration of perseverance by Tapio...BRAVO!! #GGR2018. ... See MoreSee Less
Tapio Lehtinen Sailing Press Conference May 20th..#GGR2018 Office ...When asked at the very end WILL YOU DO IT AGAIN? ..Tapio said .. well Not enrolling yet, but I would absolutely do it agan! and Nothing against doing it again...so??? :) ?? ... See MoreSee Less
SALUTE to JL VDH , Yannick, the people of LSO and out small management team :) and volunteers !!!
turn the nail side ways.it is the wrong way..hahah
THANKS TAPIO!!!! from jane and me :)
Questions in english too????
Thank you Aïda for watching the questions 👍😘 and thanks Tina ☺️🤗🍿🍿🍿
Many Congratulations Tapio. You have shown the true qualities of a great sailor - modesty, determination and unfailing good humour throughout. I hope marine paint companies now extract their digits and produce effective anti-fouling paints that give all sailors an equal chance in races like this.
Many thanks Tapio, I enjoyed that! 👍
Hello Tapio, my friend, you have always the man full of finesse and class that i knew. Bravo GENTLEMAN.
GGR can we keep Tapio on the tracker while he sails back to Finland like we did with Mark. That would be so awesome.
Welcome home Tapio. We are going to miss following you everyday.
Hejsan Tapio, what an epic journey,we saw Asteria in Hobart, as we live here ,we named our trailer sailer the same,😎 Rabbe&Shirley, (visited Helsinki last year ,first time in 48 years, I’m 63, so nice to follow yr journey,Kitos 😎
Thank you Tapio!!! 👏👍👍
Quelle élégance, Tapio !
I hope Tapio is going to write a book on his adventure.
A true man of the sea
L'humilité, l'élégance et le courage de ce marin forcent le respect ! 👏 Pour moi, il est le plus grand !
You enjoyed your trip, congratulations!
Breathtaking, Congratulations, a historical moment!
Tapio you are my hero. A true adventorous spirit. 🇫🇮
I have seen 70% or 85% reduction in fish population since 1960 to today.
bravo Tapio's et merci pour les directs
Hello Monsieur Tapio, hello l'équipe GGR ! quelle magnifique arrivée hier soir ! merci à tous 👏👏👏
Susie Goodall Racing SAVES her SITraN Teddy! It was a FANTASTIC surprise to discover when Susie was last in the GGR Office that one of her most important items taken from DHL Starlight secure in her only little backpack before she was recovered in the Southern Ocean was her SITraN Teddy bear. It was to be used as a fundraiser and awareness opportunity for the great work of SITraN the GGR Charity. Rather than accept the return of her bear it was decided that SUSIE should keep him for future expeditions and adventures so he sails on. !!! That is one special Teddy!..
If you would like a chance to secure one of the remaining entrant SITraN Teddy bears ( from Abhilash Tomy, Istvan Kopar Solo Circumnavigator, Tapio Lehtinen Sailing and others) please check in to GGR Facebook tomorrow and you will be able to BID on all the remaining TEDDIES and help great work into Motor Neuron Disease, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease ...Picture Stuart Keane returning the SITraN Teddy to SUSIE at GGR headquarters! THANKS SUSIE!!!...WOW!..... #GGR2018 ... See MoreSee Less
GGR PRESS CONFERENCE LIVE here with Tapio Lehtinen Sailing at 1100hrs LOCAL FRENCH TIME or 0900UTC today MONDAY 20th..Hear Tapio talk about himself and his GGR adventures instead of all the others who inspire him!! :) ...maybe.. #GGR2018 ... See MoreSee Less
Tapio Lehtinen, the 5th and final placed Finnish skipper competing in the Golden Globe Race crossed the finish line at 20:21 hours today accompanied by Bernard Moitessier's famous yacht Joshua and a flottila of excited wellwishers, including French race winner Jean-Luc Van Den Heede.
Sailing his Gaia 36 Asteria with spinnaker set in glorious weather, Tapio has clearly enjoyed his lengthy solo circumnavigation extended by barnacle growth on the hull #GGR2018Tapio Lehtinen, the 5th and final placed Finnish skipper competing in the Golden Globe Race crossed the finish line at 20:21 hours today accompanied by Bernard Moitessier's famous yacht Joshua and a flottila of excited wellwishers, including French race winner Jean-Luc Van Den Heede.
Sailing his Gaia 36 Asteria with spinnaker set in glorious weather, Tapio has clearly enjoyed his lengthy solo circumnavigation extended by barnacle growth on the hull #GGR2018 ... See MoreSee Less
THANKS for the many messages to Jane and me (like below) wondering why Jane and I were not able to meet Tapio Lehtinen Sailing It was simply a VISA ISSUE as our 12 month Visa expired on the 4th May..we never expected the GGR entrants to take so long :)??..we wanted to be there rather than watch from CHINA ( Funniest part was me watching the live and clapping when Tapio was on stage!! :) ) and were in spirit ..Tapio understands!!!..and Hey..the GGR family is something special..VERY special to both of us..so THANKS again to you all.
Hello Don, I've been a faithful follower of the GGR (as much as possible, being myself quiet moving around) and just been watching the latest live videos about Tapio's arrival. So sad to realize you (and Jane Jane) were not there!! 😞 😢 😢 I don't know why you guys didn't have the CHANCE to be there!??? 😞 😢 But it was really REALLY sad NOT to see you part of these celebrations etc...as the GGR's father and initiator!!!!! ❤ Anyway...I really wanna thank YOU for making it (the GGR) happened and for everything YOU (and the entire little GGR team/family) and also all the volunteers put on in order to make it such an extraordinary, unique and exceptional event!!!!! ❤ Also for the efforts you and the whole team put in order to allow us to follow the whole thing live!! Thinking of all these amazing sailors and specially to Abhilash ❤ Looking forward to the next 2022! Much love and thanks again for everything!!!🙏🙏💞 ... See MoreSee Less
Such a shame bureaucracy got in the way of you being able to welcome Tapio.
I have the same sentiments as those expressed below, so simple a thank you to you both!! Looking forward to GGR22!
Here here with all the great sentiments of thanks to you all for taking the Whole GGR Family on this Amazing Adventure. This race was the beginning of a very long adventure for its followers.Love and thanks from the GGR-ers in Falmouth
Rene’s thoughts mirror my own! I think it’s been the best event I’ve followed in my life. Thank you to Don for his inspiration, hard work and perseverance to make the GGR a reality. A very big thank you and appreciation to all GGR staff and volunteers who made it such a wonderful event.
My sentiments exactly. It’s been an amazing journey and I’ve been there since Falmouth last year. Thank you both for bringing this amazing event into my life, for which I will be eternally grateful. Best wishes to you both xx
Now that the GGR 2018 has come to a conclusion can I say one more time how appreciative I am for what you’ve done. You put sailing as a true adventure back on the map, so to speak. Fantastic! Looking forward to GGR 2022!
Feeling really shy and moved to see on this post a copy of my little and very modest pm, compared to everything you have done dear Don!!! 🙏
There would be sooooo much more to express about it all...!!!🙏
Have a great time and also some very deserved rest after this amazing GGR in order to "recharge your own batteries" for the next GGR!!! ;-) (y) <3
We all are already very exited about it and look forward to it!!!! (y)
Take care!! 🙏💞
I had never been aware of the world of sailing and although I don’t have a boat or sail, I have enjoyed following the GGR from Falmouth where I live, watching the re-enactment of Sir Robin’s arrival back 50 years ago, reading the books of the great circumnavigators and explorers of the past and becoming aware of the great world of sailing - albeit from the comfort of my armchair!!! Thank you GGR and all who sail in her!
I've had a wonderful time too, thank you all
There is no question that Don & Jane were indeed watching Tapio’s beautiful arrival with the rest of us. Once Tapio was on stage receiving his multiple awards I realized all the work Don had done to make sure Tapio was welcomed in the greatest GGR fashion.
It has been an amazing time with GGR....thanks to all those involved with GGR...wish the world becomes a place where no one is deprived to move around as she/he wishes..let there be a world where all are one ....just looking back at the happenings from the start of race till yesterday...in a sense the GGR has demonstrated that this IS POSSIBLE....look at the way everyone came together, irrespective of nationalities etc etc....we saw humanity... something which is rare these days....we do look forward to the next season of GGR...🙏🙏🙏🙏
May 4th... Bad luck that in May the force was not with you... Anyway, thanks a lot to you and Jane and the whole team for this unforgettable event!
Awesome effort Don, for you and your crew to go from concept to a very successful event; ignoring the naysayers and figuring out how to showcase to the world some very remarkable sailors, who had the courage to take on a challenge and rise to the occasion. To create an event that has far exceeded everyone's expectations and one that has raised the bar as far as personal challenges go; but that is still accessible, and to then show it to the world on such a low budget is extraordinary. Well done....nice work indeed.
Woop,woop,12 cheers for Don & Jane xxxxxxxxxxxx
Thank you Don & Jane and G*G*R* familje ⛵️☘️🍾
All cool D&J. Great finish widely shared. XX, O:)
Your commitment is exceptional Don and GGR 2018-19 edition is successful.
I am sorry but you were there Jane and Don . I saw your faces in the sunset and the first question was everywhere about both of you . stupid papers will not kill the Family Spirit . And i am sure you are able to ask for a new visa .... See you !!! Thank you Friends . You enjoyed our lifes for one year . Kisses from la Chaume . 👍🍾😘
We are all so happy to see you Tapio. Thank you for taking us all the way around the world with you. Welcome home Tapio.
Well done Tapio - a well deserved haul of prizes!👏👍
Good to see Jean Luc has developed a very comfortable pot belly!! 😉😀
Tapio has done lot of work also for youg sailors in Finland. His family is also well perfoming sailors. His daughter Silja Lehtinen won Match Race bronze medal in London Olympics and son Lauri Lehtinen was participating in 49er 7th place.
Thank you everyone who made it possible for all of us from all over the world to celebrate in this special day with Tapio. Congratulations Tapio
Big big thanks to the beautiful peoples of les Sables dOlonne.Jean luc and Tapo you're awesome.
Fantastic achievement. Congratulations Tapio - Thankyou for sharing your adventure with the GGR family
It's been such a great to watch this Live Broadcast. Thanks!! Congrats Tapio 🇫🇮
Congratulations Tapio. We are all celebrating with you.
I am exhausted! 18 started 5 finished every one a hero! New records, tense moments during the rescues, so much celebration with great friends and champagne. GGR has set the NEW bar for adventure, now to rest up for GGR2022.
proud on you tapio
It's been great following you Tapio; your humour and your fortitude has given us the unique opportunity to share an amazing journey with you xx
Bravo Tapio great to see you looking so well. Thank you from all your race followers for giving us such a fantastic race to follow. Tomorrow will be a sad day for us all as one race ends but the future of the GGR is in such safe hands. Am putting my name down for your book !
Bravo Tapio, please write a book....
I hope Tapio writes a book.
Fantastic, Well done Tapio, what an achievement ⛵
Bravo, congratulations Tapio from New Zealand. Welcome back an amazing sail you shared with us. 😎⛵️😍🥂
Welcome home Tapio Anttila. Congratulations. We have all appreciated your lovely character so much over the last few months. I wish you lots of hot food and feel really good about this wonderful thing you have achieved. Xx
What a gentleman and a hero
This was Tapio's second round the world sailing. He did his first round with Skop Bank of Finland in Whitbread Round the World Race in 1981-82 as a young sailor.
It is an amazing and overwhelming accomplishment. Congratulations, Tapio, on your grace and humor and on finishing this beautiful race.
A fantastic achievement and shows the determination of the man - many others would have given up.
His finish ends this GGR and what a fantastic race it has been with some really great competitors and a race conceived organised brilliantly - thanks Don
Don McIntyre well done for making this magnificent adventure possible. Truly well done to you, your small team and all the sailors! ⛵🐬👏❤
Just amazing! Well done! Huge respect! 🙏💪⛵
...This is like finishing a good novel... I’m so happy for Tapio, but I feel bereft at the same time... what am I going to fill my spare time with now they’re all in??
He says such lovely things about everyone else 😍😍😍♥️
Tapio, welcome back, captain. Your precedence has been absolutely astonishing. Golden Globe is merely a race about endurance rather then winning, and you are the absolute proof of that! Much respect and congratulations from the Netherlands!
Super Tapio.. Congratulations 🎉🎊🌹⛵Well done and May God bless you abundantly for your rest of life🌹🌹
For he's a Jolly Good Fellow, and so say all of us.
Il est adorable ! une très belle personne ce grand Monsieur Tapio !
Welcome Home Tapio! Amazing achievment. Ive followed you since day 1!
Phenomenal achievement as minor fellow sailors great deal of respect .
Well done!! Welcome back to crazy world. I wish you a soft landing back. Big respect 🐬💙⛵
Les Sables d'Olonne welcome on the famous river for Tapio Lehtinen Sailing the last boat home!! Only 5 of the origianl 18 GGR entrants have finished in the GGR Class and Russian Игорь Зарецкий will set sail again in Chichester Class from Australia to France in NOVEMBER this year. #GGR2018 ... See MoreSee Less