Latest Satellite Tweets from Entrants for the last two days :) #GGR2018
Tapio #Lehtinen (via satellite) Luckily we'ue got some wind at least daytime and making slow progress. Got 45 l fresh water yesterday:)
Tapio #Lehtinen (via satellite) Aivan nailla hetkilla lampo rupeaa luita rikkomaan (Google Translated from Finnish to English: At just those moments, she started to break the bones) , the heat is about to kill the man from the north, 31C inside the boat.
Plymouth is a beautiful OCEAN CITY! Hats off to them for this. The Young will inherit the earth and Oceans always. The #GGR2022 will have an Education and Environmentally sustainable program and it is always good to know that we use RECYCLED BOATS! The world was different in 1968. ... See MoreSee Less
I saw in Bernard Moitessiers book on the GGR he discarded thing overboard...would any GGR Current skippers get a penalty for doing this?
A good start would be to collect all plastics (food wrappings and bags) instead of turfing them out of recycling bins (plastic bottles only apparently) and into the landfill black plastic bags which is the current state of affairs in this area. I can't see anything in the article other than hot air and politics. Can we see more detail on what they propose to do beyond their commitments under the Paris Climate Change Treaty?
At 400 UTC today ISTVAN had only 127 miles to go and was making 5kts so it looks like he could arrive normally sometime on the 20th tomorrow, but in the next four hours his NW wind is forecast to stop and not return till late tomorrow. He will make very little progress.Then the wind will finally return from the NE or East directly from Les Sables where he wants to go, so he will be tacking! Even though he is so close today, it is going to be slow progress to the finish. He is NOT allowed to use his motor as he is less than 250 miles from the finish, so it is banned. ETA At the finish is still in the morning of the THURSDAY 21st. ... See MoreSee Less
GGR to Istvan .....Alert - East of 5 West long. expect possible oil slick from damaged ship and extra shipping with clean up. Predicted ETA is 0900utc 21st. wind will go light tomorrow, then very light head winds. GDLK
GGR to Istvan.....ALERT - TWO DARK RED CONTAINERS OF 40 FEET FROM DRIFTING. CONTAINER PARTIALLY IMMERSED, THE SECOND IS A FLOOD POSITION: 04.400N 46 - 004 17.500W REPRESENTS A HAZARD TO NAVIGATION "
You got this Istvan. Close your eyes and you will hear the music. There is a party waiting for you to arrive in Les Sables-d'olonne. Your almost home. Eva and your global family are all waiting for you. Go Istvan and Puffin. We can't wait to see you.🌀🌀🌊🌊 ⛵⛵⛵⛵🎉🎊🎆⚓⚓🇭🇺🇭🇺🇺🇸🇺🇸
Igazi cîmlap vagy könyvborîtò fotò!
Wow the sea is never finished with those who sail on her, especially with man’s contributions. Go Istvan, you can sleep after you make port!
Just brilliant, never a dull moment right to the 11th hour ! Keep out of trouble Istvan not long to go ☘️⚓️☘️
Is that Istavan’s wife?
That's all he needs now.
One heroic Hungarian 🇭🇺🇺🇸
Lovely picture :)
Go Istvan! Just a little bit more.
Good news is you’re nearly home, keep going!
Almost there, Istvan! Be safe... ⛵️
Come on Home .Well deserved rest in Sight. Be Safe
The end is in sight Istvan. We are willing you home 🙂
ETA Istvan Kopar Solo Circumnavigator Morning of 21st MARCH......ENTRANT UPDATE #GGR2018 18/3/2019
At 0500UTC Monday ISTVAN was making 5.1kts toward the finish with just 253 miles to Ville des Sables d'Olonne He managed 120 miles in the last 24hrs reporting that his replacement wind vane blade maybe too short and is coming out of the water. During tonight this NW wind will decrease slowing progress, so a 100 mile day is expected.Then on Tuesday with just 150 miles to go, the wind is forecast to become very light, suggesting a 70 mile day and then on Wednesday as the wind builds slowly it will come from the North East!!! dead ahead, so he will be tacking back and forward to make the finish. ETA is still set for the 21st but may be in the morning. If the forecast light winds return earlier, or the direction changes, his arrival could be late on the 20th. but this is unlikely. He is close but wind will determine everything. The picture shows his position today, but the weather for TUE at 1400hrs UTC and Istvan at that time should be at the end of the blue line sitting in virtually NO WIND!..makes calculating an ETA very challenging.
Tapio Lehtinen Sailing sadly still sits in his large challenging wind hole making very slow progress but he reports all is fine! and business as usual...he is making 3.3kts with 4430 miles to go. ... See MoreSee Less
Home is the Solo Sailor! :) ...#GGR2018Got the Henk bezemer solo sailor of the year award. How cool is this but I really want to thank al the people who voted for me. It doesn’t get much better then this. . . . . #solosailing #ggr2018 #sailing #markslats #oceans #ohpenmaverick #ohpen #nextchallenge ... See MoreSee Less
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Today legendary yachtsman and Clipper Race Founder and Chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, is 80 years young. The milestone birthday begins what will be a big 2019 for Sir Robin. 50 years ago, just shy of turning 30, he was at sea, just weeks away from completing his record breaking solo and non-stop circumnavigation. To celebrate, friends such as Sir Ranulph Fiennes, John Simpson, and Sir Chris Bonington; leading sailors Sir Ben Ainslie, Alex Thompson, Dee Caffari, and Susie Goodall; and some of the crew whose lives have been changed by the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race pay tribute to the man and his incredible milestone. Happy Birthday Sir Robin! ... See MoreSee Less
A trip around Istvan Kopar Solo Circumnavigator PUFFIN..he will be home in a few days! ..Come and welcome him home! :) #GGR20182018 Golden Globe Race sailor Istvan Kopar (the only North American entrant) shows Good Old Boat's Fiona McGlynn the ways in which he prepped his boat, Puffi... ... See MoreSee Less
This BBC Radio program by Sir Robin about his 1968 Golden Globe is fantastic and available to listen to now, so CROWD AROUND the Radio and enjoy stepping back with a remarkable man..Quite a special opportunity! :) #GGR2018
Being passionate about the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe and in particular Suhaili and Sir Robin's achievements probably gives me a distorted view or opinion, but this BBC tribute is quite something, a special part of history now on his 80th Birthday. I wonder who will be listening to it on the BBC in 2069 for the 100th Anniversary. The world is changing fast and now even life itself is an adventure with an unknown outcome at so many levels...all in just 50 years..After listening to this great show I just have to say it...how on earth could Falmouth NOT grab the 2018 GGR with every ounce of Passion and make it their own? Of the 18 entrants signed for the 2022 GGR SIX are from the UK with only two from France...so maybe a Brit will take the title back and BRAVO to Les Sables d'Olonne for the vision and passion helping to keep the Golden Globe Race alive!!...GGR is happy to be here. :)
This is a great audio account and I think one of the best Sir Robin has done. Congratulations Sir Robin and to the BBC for producing it.
Hey...mark..wot are you searching for? Like Columbus...find new island?
HAPPY 80th Birthday SIR Robin Knox-Johnston Have a BIG day and thanks for being such an inspiration and friend for 35 years! Life is all about people and your one amazing individual!...Full steam ahead and I 'Dip me lid"!! and that's from the whole #GGR2018 family for what you did in 1968-9 and your passionate support of this amazing adventure!....HIP HOORAY!!!! :) Don & Jane. ... See MoreSee Less
Latest Satellite Tweets from Entrants for the last two days :) #GGR2018
Istvan #Kopar (via satellite) SW 55 USUAL WEEKEND 4 PUFFIN EITHER STORM OR NO WIND LOOKING 4 A BRAKEVM
Tapio #Lehtinen (via satellite) TL Solo outside Rio 2019 listening to Luize Bonfa Solo in Rio 1959! Saudade... Beam reaching in perfect weather towards Isla de Trinidade after a night of drifting in calms.
Istvan #Kopar (via satellite) HAND STEERED 24H DUE OI NOPERATIV WIND VANE, REPLACED IT WITH SPARE ONE TODAY FAIRLY BIG PROJECT OFFSHORE WHE PARTS DO NOT MATCH
Tapio #Lehtinen: "The mast/../ lashed up, /../sailed white/../The wind blew it out, and with its joyful noise, the sparkling waves sounded under the cheer of the chef. Yo went, white day@ Homer: Ulysses, ca 600 BC, Song 2, verses 424 to 434, translated to Finnish by Otto Manninen 19241
---------------------------------------------------------------- Original in Finnish from Tapio: Tapio #Lehtinen: "Maston/../kaansivat pystyyn,/./purjeen nostivat valkoisen /../.Tuuli sen pullistutti, ja riemuisaa kohinaansa pauhaten kuohuvat aallot soi kokan kiitavan alla. Laivapa laskettain yli aaltojen matkasi tietaan. Kytkettiin joka koysi nyt tumman, kiitavan laivan kohdalleen
Messages translated to French: Istvan #Kopar (via satellite) 55 noeuds de sud ouest week-end habituel pour Puffin soit la tempête soit pas de vent j'aimerais une pause
Tapio #Lehtinen: TL Seul au large de Rio en 2019 en écoutant Luiz Bonfa solo à Rio en 1959 ! Saudade... Au près dans un temps parfait vers l'ile de Trinidad après une nuit à dériver dans le calme. ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks Don from a nice storm down in the Solent ☘️⚓️☘️
Very much enjoy these discussions! Hope this sort of thing will continue, in some fashion, after this edition of the race concludes.
God afternoon Don and Jane 👋👋 from SVEDEN 🌃🌔🌙
Very interesting update. Wow, what a huge international event 2022 will be! Thanks Don. 😊
Thanks Don another very interesting session.
Thanks Don, I guess we will have to wait until Susie is ready to tell us her story.
Expect there's a book in the offing?
Hi Don & Jane
Good afternoon Mister Smile ! We realy missed yoiu at Sail In festival
Great Q&A Don. Thank you for still doing them.
Great to be watching your Q&A live after being down under in New Zealand for a month.
Thank you for the replies to question about pacific seacraft. They are build here in Washington nc !!
Hello from a very stormy Falmouth.
Thanks Don, Great to get your very interesting perspective in answering the questions.
Very important the sextant!!!!
Thank you, Don. You are tired, indeed! 👍🍀 👍
You look tired, Don. Get some rest before Istavan comes.
Thanks Don for the info on Gregors boat!
You look tired 😴
Google can be your friend.....
Thanks, and you're welcome! That was a great update: nice and juicy. I'm in communication with Laura Dekker, who is now 23. Should I mention GGR2022? Might she be someone interesting to sponsor? She likes her stops so I don't know, but perhaps worth throwing the idea against the wall to see if it sticks?
Oh Tapio, the weather gods are really not with you. However your GGR supporters are still here continue
Hello Don et tous les fidèles ! merci pour ces infos ☺️ ! le pauvre Tapio se bat contre les éléments ! quel courage ! Espérons qu'Istvan ne subira pas les méfaits de cette sale étendue de carburant qui pollue le golfe de Gascogne ! 😡
A sad accident indeed, Fire and a ship now leaking oil with a lot in tanks...... :( Good luck to all the crews working hard to mitigate the effects. We hope we see none of it here in Les Sables. #GGR2018 ... See MoreSee Less
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston hits 80 on Sunday 17th March. As a prelude to these celebrations, BBC Radio 4 is broadcasting an hour long documentary on his original solo circumnavigation at 21:00 UTC tonight - www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00036lz... See MoreSee Less
I feel we should all salute at a certain time. Who remembers 'Sir Robin Knox-Johnston day'?
We share a birthday! Happy birthday to you, Sir Robin Knox Johnston! 💐🎂🥳 Wishing you the fairest winds and following seas in all your adventures 🌟 I look forward to hearing the show!
Jenny ShipleyTom Kemp
Birthday wishes to Sir Robin for Paddy’s Day and see you in Falmouth in April. ☘️⚓️☘️
I remember hearing about his epic voyage as 12 year old. He is one of the greats that inspired me to solo sail. I just missed meeting Robin in Bermuda in 2015 after completing the Bermuda 1-2. Happy Birthday Sir Robin!
He was my boss in the mid 1970,s. in St. Katherines Marina.