OFFICIAL #GGR2018 50th ANNIVERSARY Collectors GOLD COIN! 313 coins will be struck, one for every day that SUHAILI was at sea during the 1968 Golden Globe. Only 100 will be released to the public. Details to be announced early next few week. ... See MoreSee Less
#GGR2018 ENTRANT update FRENCH LANGUAGE! 22/01/2019
Jean Luc Van Den Heede est maintenant en position de force pour rester en tête et au sommet de l’anticyclone qui pourrait le propulser dans le golfe de Gascogne pour la dernière manche. Tout dépendra du mouvement de la zone sans vent. Cela pourrait glisser dans n'importe quelle direction et changer la donne, car il est toujours difficile de prédire les mouvement de ce centre anticyclonique. S'il parvient à s’en dégager, il lui restera un parcours rectiligne jusqu'à l'arrivée. Les vents seront de travers ou arrières jusqu’au bout. Le challenge sera alors simplement de savoir avec quelle force et jusqu’à quel point JL VDH peut et va pousser son bateau et tirer sur son mât? Le vent de la dernière semaine est entièrement orienté sur son bâbord, côté où les dommages causés au mât créent des risques, et ça pourrait souffler fort jusqu'à 40-50 nœuds. À certains moments. ETA maintenant vers le 30 janvier?
Mark Slats est maintenant mis au défi d’atteindre les vents favorables, car il subit de forts vents contraires pris dans l’anticyclone qui fait tourner l’air dans le sens des aiguilles d’une montre. Il est du mauvais côté. Il doit et va probablement virer de bord vers le nord plus tard dans la journée. Cela pourrait empirer en fonction du centre du système? Il pourrait même se déplacer et freiner sa progression. Les deux prochains jours vont déterminer le challenge final pour MARK. Après cela, il pourrait s’agir d’une course en ligne droite et il ne fait aucun doute que Mark peut être plus rapide dans la plupart des conditions, mais à quelle distance derrière JL VDH sera-t-il au début de ce sprint crucial, et jusqu'à l’arrivée? Il semblerait que nous soyons en train de regarder en ce moment même, les deux jours les plus importants de la GGR pour ces deux grands marins! Cela pourrait déterminer le vainqueur SI les prévisions météorologiques sont correctes pour les huit prochains jours et si les deux navigateurs ne cassent rien, car ils vont tous les deux pousser au MAX!
Uku Randmaa Golden Globe Race 2018 va profiter de la prochaine semaine de navigation porté par les Alizées en rêvant de la maison, de la famille et de la nourriture, ainsi que de la bataille épique qui se déroule en tête. Pour tout marin, la navigation dans les alizés est la meilleure chose qu’il soit, encore plus pour un marin qui a tant voyagé et qui a tant expérimenté. Il doit être très heureux en ce moment.
Istvan Kopar Solo Circumnavigator décrit bien ses mises à l’épreuve constantes. Nous pouvons donc nous attendre à en entendre parler un peu plus dans les prochains jours. Le temps est confus en ce qui le concerne. En fait c'est un vrai bazard. Pas de tempête, ni de calme, ni de mauvaise direction… Juste un peu de tout, plus rien et puis bien plus. Oui, une confusion totale sera sa meilleure prévision pour les prochains jours, donc sa progression vers son pays d'origine est mise en suspend. il aura juste à en sourire et à le supporter .. Maintenant, UKU va regagner un peu de la distance perdue.
Tapio Lehtinen Sailing s'accroche pour un autre tour. Une tempête potentiellement dangereuse approche. Il essaie de filer NORD-EST pour rester aussi loin que possible du centre. Heureusement, il subira le changement de vent soudain qui soufflera vers le sud-ouest avant qu’il n’atteigne une vitesse de 60 à 70 nœuds avec une mer de 9 à 11 m. Les conditions sont en train de se former, pendant presque une journée, avant qu'elles n’atteignent son apogée demain. La tempête a quasiment cessé de se déplacer au sud de Tapio, puis a commencé à s'étendre au nord pour le rattraper? c'est un peu inhabituel mais nous avons une grande confiance en Tapio et son beau bateau. Quand il aura fini par la dépasser, une autre tempête est prévue dans environ cinq jours. ! Bienvenue dans l'océan austral. ....
on a pas fini de se manger les doigts, mais sans cocorico je trouverais mérité que Jean-Luc, qui en a tant bavé et navigue toujours - en danger - franchisse en tête la ligne d'arrivée à la maison vendéenne
Mark Slats doit reprendre 30 Nautiques chaque jour à VDH pour espérer gagner. Il reste à VDH à jouer les charmeurs de serpents pour ne pas prendre son mat sur la tête.
Alors relax and enjoy !!!
quelle belle trajectoire maître VDH, bon retour en Europe !
Bravo Jean Luc tu es le.plus grand !!
J'espère que notre favori sera 1er mais déjà je pense qu'on peut tous les féliciter et leur dire un grand MERCI. 😁
Normalement les deux premiers devraient être classés en catégorie Chichester pour aide extérieure
WHAT!!! Has this got to do with #GGR2018 you may ask. 50 years ago when SUHAILI and Robin Knox-Johnston finally achieved the impossible, becoming the first person to sail Solo Non-stop around the Globe, man left foot prints on the moon. Today the winner of the second edition could buy a ticket into Space. When I circumnavigated the globe alone I realized how small it is. When I lived one year totally alone and isolated in Antarctica I realized how fragile it is. Having my home on a beautiful uninhabited tropical island in the Pacific I realize how venerable it is. This Golden Globe did not have an Education Program nor an Environmental theme and I regret that. Jane and I dreamt of it but had to remain focused on delivering the best event possible with what we had. Our passion for the Oceans and kids was immense. We did not have the money or emotional energy left to pull it off . We don't have grandkids :) but this 4 minute clip to me is pure inspiration about our future. Life is indeed wonderful and I am a big kid! Our world needs help, our Oceans need loving and our Kids need support. #GGR2022 will have an Education and Environmental program and I look forward to sharing that with the GGR family then...Thanks...now check this out and dream :)...LIFE HEY!
Virgin Galactic "A Letter To My Grandchildren." Richard Branson has written some reflections on SpaceShipTwo's historic flight to space. Includes new and unseen footage. 🚀🌎 ... See MoreSee Less
GGR2018 is a fantastic idea! Keep it simple, a man or a woman alone vs planet Earth!
A GGR Educational Program... Hmmm.... That’s a cracking idea. As a teacher I can think of dozens of ways to incorporate learning for kids. Might have to give that some thought.
Even though the accomplishments is remarkable, I still get more excited about the GGR than flying into space...
Good to see the winner prize pool went up so they could buy a ticket to space😉🚀
Good morning from Noosa Heads Queensland Australia
Adventures are all around us, and GGR ranks just as high on the list as Virgin Galactic...... when it comes to educating the children of today!
... let's hope we'll find a way to save our planet before we have to ruin another one...
Hey Don, have you thought about the impact on the Environment of a flight to space ????
Wow! All so very AWESOME! Thanks for sharing, Don!
if I understood correctly, the GGR and Virgin Galactic claim to save the planet by selling suborbital flights to billionaires?
Hey, stop your bullshit guys, you're completely sick !!!
I think I will unsubscribe from this page of moron !!!!
Day 204 – Van Den Heede regains the initiative… for now Leader within 1,000 miles of finish. ETA – 31st January Kopar’s challenge for 3rd place runs out of steam Lehtinen battles with Southern Ocean storms Accusations of illegal weather routing and position reporting lack evidence Van Den He...
Licence radio ou pas, on s'en fout. C'est la performance maritime qui nous intéresse. Deux grands marins, qui se tirent la bourre pour la première place, après 6 mois de navigation, c'est géant...
The race is yours to win,good luck Jean Luc
Surprising that some who read the NOR claim to understand it better than those who wrote it...
GGR is all about passion, adventure, dreams.... there’s no place left for controversy ...
Still you are ignoring the fact that both the 2 leaders have contravened the Notice of Race, regardless of if an advantage was gained the rule 4.4 is clear, each skipper must hold (among other things) Radio operator's license for all types equipment fitted, Radio station License. Neither had a ham operator or station license. What is the point of the notice of race if violations are ignored?
Ok, we all were hoping for a better media coverage but PLEASE, as soon as the sailors will arrive we want lot's of pics of the boats and sailor status, stories and plenty of details!!!
(What about Susie?) Any interview?
I think the communications rules should be out the window or dramatically re tooled to represent today's reality.
The genie is out of the bottle and they are trying to put it back in. The spirit of the race should be to do this with simple tech and not require millions to launch a boat. IT was a cool idea to limit to 168 tech but it is clearly not feasible.
I don't even think there should be a restriction on GPS. There should just be a spending cap on electronics - something like $5k. That would allow for a tablet with GPS, vhf, ham and even a cheap radar. No limit on analog, like sextants, windvanes and such.
Being less than 600 miles from the coast it is very easy to have weather forecasts on any radio. Of course less accurate than Windy ... More disturbing to be blind if a big storm threatens these two entrants !
Our Friends at RCA La Radio will be setting up the GGR LIVE Facebook Multi camera coverage of the International Press Conference for Jean Luc Van Den Heede and Mark Slats when they arrive at the Les Sables d'Olonne GGR Village next week. Latest ETA is 31st Jan. DO NOT miss it. GGR LIVE will begin before they cross the finish line. #GGR2018.Alerte Info/Actu GGR-Lundi 21 janvier - A 12h au PC Course de la Golden Globe Race, Don McIntyre (l'organisateur) donne son pronostic pour l'arrivée après 204 jours de mer pour Jean Luc Vandenheede et Mark Slats. Une exclusivité pour RCA La Radio au micro de Michel Cavard. Sa réponse dans les 36 " à suivre... Jean Luc ou Mark ?? Traduction de Christophe Favreau ( Photographe officiel GGR). ... See MoreSee Less
ETA Jean Luc Van Den Heede is 31st January and all is well onboard. He swaps the rope holding the mast every time he changes the mainsail so he is busy and happy to have a good breeze. He is dreaming of HOME!! Soon.#GGR2018 ... See MoreSee Less
Uku Randmaa Golden Globe Race 2018 so happy at last to be through to the start of the Trade Winds after a frustration time in the HORSE Latitudes...all is well onboard and dreaming of home...... #GGR2018 ... See MoreSee Less
Mark Slats has been able to motor and sail across the center of the previous high into the same weather system as JL VDH thanks to his last reserves of fuel. This has kept him very much in the Race. He kept his reserve fuel for just this type of situation, but even he would not have thought over the past months that this plan would be so important or successful! JL VDH ran out of fuel some months ago. The High pressure they sail in now will deliver Mark moderate headwinds once again, so his current 6kts North may turn to a NE course then Northerly again as the wind veers East. This looks good for the next couple days and generally is right for making to the finish. BUT then it gets a little more complicated as the center of the high starts to dominate what each sailor can do??..and right now it could be anything??
Jean Luc Van Den Heede is making 6.7kts in NW winds right to the finish but the center of the high with no wind is headed his way. He needs to get away fast. It looks like he may then just reach the top side of it and favorable wind direction, but it then gets complicated on the 24th. The center may catch him again and slow progress allowing Mark to make ground quickly. Basically the interplay with this HIGH is going to determine everything and the center can move anywhere. It is hard to forecast and predict. The next three days are going to be very important for both. Once they are above this it will be easier to see the final outcome. One thing is certain, the last week to the finish will be strong NW and N winds. JL VDH will have to push his mast to keep Mark away. This is his damaged side of the mast!!! He will have to sail hard or Mark has a huge advantage. Will he do that and think even under JURY RIG he will still be second?? Only time will tell...but it is an adventure for now with just 980 miles to the finish. He says he will arrive between the 30th and 1st Feb??
Uku Randmaa Golden Globe Race 2018 is finally on the edge of moderate Easterly Trade winds that allow him to make good speed North and away from ISTVAN who closed the distance in the last week. Over the next week the wind strength will drop a little but the easterly and South easterly direction will hold all the way to the equator and he will sail on course all the way. It has been a tough time for him sitting for too long. Now he can dream of home once again.
Istvan Kopar Solo Circumnavigator has challenges ahead to make any real progress for days and his turn now to watch UKU sail away. His current strong head winds could turn into NO WIND then light headwinds for the next four days or more as the HORSE latitudes start to impact his progress as it did for UKU. Looking a week ahead we see nothing but head winds. The life of a sailor is always interesting for sure!!
Tapio Lehtinen Sailing went through his recent storm with no reports of damage but plenty of serious heavy weather. He is still at the tail end of it now with strong SW winds but the worst seas would have been on the wind shift early on when it swung from North West to SW with 65kts. He currently has 7-9mtr seas and while it is dropping now there is an even more challenging storm headed his way in the next two days. It is very hard to predict at the moment but it is being monitored. The sooner he can get out of the Southern Ocean and around Cape Horn the happier many will be ..But TAPIO will miss it, as there is no doubt he loves this special place, one of the last great true wilderness areas left on the planet.
I have to assume all of those who are badmouthing the race and participants for motoring have sailed around the world solo non-stop and can look down their noses at these lightweights!😉
I didn’t know motoring was allowed at all. It’s supposed to be a sailing race.
Ref. the use of fuel; All participants started the race with 160ltrs of fuel and are allowed to motor as and when they like - but not in the last 250nm of the race. Once the fuel has gone - it has gone - no more is allowed. MS held onto his and that is why he was able to motor part way across the recent high pressure zone. Simple! x
Watshing them almost every hour now..great race...and giant sailors !!
It's so cool to have a close finish! Can't wait to see who prevails.
Motoring in a sailing race? He!
wtf motoring?now I see why so many are not so enamoured with this race.That is a very strange rule to have in a sailing race.
Excuse the stupid question but what are the rules around motoring?
Thanks for the update Don, Great to see Mark's prudent/clever conservation of fuel has finally paid off.... but are you sure he has used it all??
Would be good to know current fuel reserves for both Istvan and Uku.
Le nez de la pointe Bretonne est devant vous Jean Luc, certes encore et encore des efforts. Vous y arriverez .
Pas facile de comprendre tous les termes de la traduction !
They are allowed to use the engine to make progress ???
Merci pour toutes ces précisions Christophe, on va encore vibrer ! on croise les doigts pour Jean-Luc ! 🤞🤞
150 l de gasoil utilises ce sont des kilos
Merci pour les infos.
Faudrait préciser que selon le règlement qu’ils n’avaient pas le droit d’embarquer du gasoil à volonté pour avance au moteur.
Come on VDH , à fond de balle avec cap sur Ouessant , voir cap Lizard . Sauter en premier lieu la zone anticyclonique droit sur sa route, afin de retrouver du portant en attendant le denier coup de tabac N-Ouest virant N-Est au reaching à partir du samedi 26 ,pour pointer à la fin du mois , les Sables d'Olonne .
Grand suspens pour l'arrivée, et bravo à tous ces marins pleins de courage et de talent !
Ho hooooo, on dirait que VDH a enfin chopé le bon train !
bonjour notre Terrien francophone, et merci une nouvelle fois pour les infos et tes analyses
sacré Jean-Luc, il entretient avec tant de talent le suspens
Another little boat with an elderly gentleman :) just rounded Cape Horn safely !! Tony Curphey 74yo. sailing a Nicholson 32 in the Longue Route 2018 officiel is now on the home run. Great effort and a real adventure...WELL DONE! #GGR2018Avec la discrétion des grands marins, Tony Curphey, 74 ans, a passé le cap Horn et vogue dans l'Atlantique avec son petit Nicholson 32... ... See MoreSee Less
Jean Luc Van Den Heede CHEATING?? Definitely not! Is GGR Biased to Mark Slats absolutely not! Was that Italian magazine article full of incorrect facts and lack of understanding of GGR? certainly was... #GGR2018 Founder Don McIntyre explains to Riemer Witteveen the facts and clears the air at BOOT on Sunday!...you may want to watch this ...
Zeilen Op boot Düsseldorf spraken we vanmiddag met Don McIntyre, organisator van de Golden Globe Race. Hij gaf ons zijn antwoord op vele vragen waar jullie mee zitten. Wordt Jean Luc Van Den Heede geholpen? Is Mark Slats' diesel op? Lees de korte antwoorden op onze site! Ps. De focus van de camera vond de Nederlandse Drakenclub interessanter... ... See MoreSee Less
I sure have my doubts about the “luck” of Jean Luc concerning the course and weather... 95% decisions related to weather of Jean Luc were spot on......
Don't give a damn, Golden Globe Race. You can't do anything what attracts people without dissent voices and, GGR18 is generating attention enough. Thx to the racers incredible performance and your efforts.
Great interview Don McIntyre. We just can't get enough of the GGR. Every opportunity to listen to you talk about it is both interesting and fun. Such a great race and adventure for both the entrants and it's followers. There is nothing else out there like the GGR. We're lovin it. 😁
Great explanation Don McIntyre! “We believe our contestants are honest” The world would be a nicer place if the GGR state of mind was adopted by more people. No protests or mistrust needed.
Very good interview with well pointed questions.. Keep in mind that Ham operators can loose their license if they knowingly communicate with unlicensed operators over the ham bands.
In the interest of the next GGR, a simple, one line rule change, indicating that any entrant expecting to utilize his amateur radio needs to have a verified license to the level at which he expects to operate (voice, code,etc) would put this to rest. Verified by race organization/ confirmed by country of origin. Will eliminate any further “ noise”. Second....there are amateur weather nets that do routing....I listen to them....specific to a particular vessel when asked, but general routing information for all listeners including direction to sail to catch favorable winds, where to sail to catch the winds around a high, where/ when the high (low) is moving and how fast.....etc. please don’t suggest these guys are not getting “routing”....a half hour on any of these nets will provide the racer with all the info he/she needs to avoid or take advantage of a system. All OK....and perhaps it should be allowed to eliminate more/ further noise? These guys plodding along at 4-6 kts cannot take advantage of the routing as can a 25kt Vendee racer....so let them be? Trivia....in my case, zero to US General license in 6 weeks....so they can all get there! Thanks Don...great job! Andrew KG5WBU
Excellent interview , excellent explanations,well managed Don ,and hopefully nothing will be lost in translation.
So happy there are events left to follow where the competition on the water is more relevant to the organisers and competitors than what happens in an arbitrator's room.
Well explained, Don! Great spirit, all in the GGR-family!
Splendid overview of the issues and the state of the race - this is thrilling to watch play out...
So if either one receives a message saying" stay west of -20 longitude to avoid a high, is that considered weather routing?
It would be nice to see an independent inquiry. There would be no shadow then.
Thanks Don, Excellent interview with all the current issues well explained.
il faudrait quand même être plus clair avec vos traductions, on ne comprend rien.
hello Capt Don and GGR thank you very much it's always a pleasur, allez Mark go go and stay safe take it easy with the eavy depression at the end , cool by by 🤞🤞
That site keeps on posting audio recordings in French of JLVDH from 1/19-present arguing he’s getting weather routing. My French is terrible so I would need a transcript to tell. The good news is JLVDH probably never talked to Jean Socrates since he prefers French so she can’t tell on him.
This so exciting. Time since the start seems to have flown by - for me!! LOL God speed all 5 sailors!
Istvan #Kopar GDLAST 2 DAYS WERE SAILING HELL SHIFTY WIND 0-50KT SCONSTANT THUNDR/LIGHTNING VERY LUMPY SEA CURRENT RAIN & NO PRORESS / Navigué en enfer pendant les deux derniers jours Vents variables 0-50 noeuds toujours sous l'orage mer agitée courant pluie & pas de progression
Jean-Luc van den #Heede (via satellite) 8LES NUAGES SONT DE EN IMPORTANTS.FAIRE LE POINT PAS FACILE! / 8More and more clouds Not easy to take a sight
Tapio #Lehtinen (via satellite) 6VORSMACK AVEC P.D.TERRE MOUSSE ET CORNICHONS,A BOIRE JALOVIN:)
Tapio #Lehtinen (via satellite) 6THX,ALL OK,WVEERED,DIDNT WANT2DISTURB FESTIVITIS&2JIBES:), / 6Merci tout est OK je ne vire pas pour ne pas interrompre les festivités et empanner
Tapio #Lehtinen (via satellite) 6READY4BD-GALE, STORM JIB,R.3&GRANNY TYYNE,S WOOL PANTS FIXED:) / 6Prêt pour la tempête à venir Tourmentin 3 ris et culotte de laine de mamy Tyre en place ... See MoreSee Less
What a GREAT FINISH no matter who wins. Both JLVDH and Mark have sailed a fantastic race. Huge RESPECT equally for both of them.
Morning from Falmouth, looks like a very exciting week ahead. You could never have planned it ! ☘️⚓️☘️
Can we ou do daily updates since they are close?
Morning everyone. Cold in Kent....⛵⛵
Oui mais en français...nous sommes frustrés
Morning from Las Palmas, Canaries. Bit rainy.
It will be a very close finish!!!
Exciting till the end!
Could be hours between them at the finish! Very exciting!!
Its going to be an exciting week!
Thanks for the update Don, Looks like MS reserves of fuel may have paid off, if he gets into the same weather system as JL.
So nail biting finish in store for both JL / MS and of course the rest of us!! 😀
Great analysis l
Tapio has the best boat in the fleet - undestructible. Should get him sthrough.
Thank you for the extra updates Don.
trilling. thanks again
Amazing that it's so close!!!😍
Morning from Oslo, freezing cold..
Thanks for another great update
Morning Don from Liverpool!
This is really exciting, but I would like to be inside the Biscay during these stormtracks. Hope for the best for both brave competitors. Real seamen🇩🇰🐳
Want to be part of a really cool salvage expedition and help Gregor McGuckin Empowered by Hanley Energy and Cody Cordwainer turn a drama into a HAPPY ENDING and see Gregor enter the #GGR2022.???? ..well here is your chance. When this was first suggested many followers said they would join a Crowd Funding campaign...It's on...Good luck to all and Lets GET THE BOAT! and the Barrel.. :) #GGR2018 ... See MoreSee Less
All this talk of whiskey got you wondering how to get your hands on a bottle of the "777"? Want to help @gregormcguckin get his boat back? It's easy! Just go to our bio @whiskeyrescue and follow the link to the @gofundme page. Every donation of $25 will get your name entered one time into a raffle for a bottle! E.g. donate $75, get three chances.
This is going to be an extremely rare whiskey and now's your chance to put a bottle in your home bar! Thanks to the guys @glendaloughdistillery for giving us the opportunity to raffle a bottle off!
Disclaimer: I am making no profit in the salvage. The entire mission is to get Gregor his boat back, one sailor helping another. The expenses will include fuel, materials, dockage, repair kit, etc. My travel and flights will NOT be covered by donations. Any donations that exceed the expenses will be donated to a charity (TBD) at the end of the job.
I met Cody this afternoon at the Fremantle Sailing Club and such an interesting adventure. We discussed at length how to do this and then went over to talk with John Sanders (he has done 10 circumnavigations, many solo, including 3 times solo non-stop and unassisted). His ideas have gone into the mix. Getting the right boat(s) and a realistic plan is the aim. Good luck Cody and I hope the journey starts before I get back to Fremantle in a week. Get in the whisky raffle.
It is OFFICIAL!!! and while it is a long way to the start with no boat and no backers, it all starts with the dream :) Here is the headline from just one of the reports that have been published by every major media outlet in INDIA and that means too many followers to even contemplate!! #GGR2018..Good Luck Abhilash Tomy........New Delhi: Navy Commander Abhilash Tomy, who got injured amidst his Golden Globe adventure, is back in full health. Abhilash Tomy said that he will be back to his adventures with the sailboat within six months. He also told Mathrubhumi News that his next aim is to participate in the 2022 Golden Globe Race.
Show moreNew Delhi: Navy Commander Abhilash Tomy, who got injured amidst his Golden Globe adventure, is back in full health. Abhilash Tomy said that he will be back t... ... See MoreSee Less