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GGR Press Conference and Southampton Boat Show

GGR 2018 Start

One year to go until the start of the 2022 Golden Globe

If there is any certainty in life these days it is that this time will fly by. Tomorrow, 2nd September at 0800 UTC (1000hrs local time), Les Sables d’Olonne, we will hold a press conference in our offices celebrating that countdown. It will be LIVE on the GGR Facebook page and we hope you can tune in for some interesting news. You will meet nine GGR entrants who are attending from around the world and we have six GGR yachts on the marina.

Our partners Les Sables d’Olonne are increasing their support for the GGR and the Vendee Region announce their support to the GGR. We are honoured to announce tomorrow that Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has accepted our invitation to become PATRON of the Golden Globe going forward. Other news discussed include a new JOSHUA CLASS for GGR 2026 where you can build your own JOSHUA replica.

Captain Coconut, Mark Sinclair, re-joins the 2022 GGR!!!! SITraN our official charity and the official launch of our world first Virtual Golden Globe Race. Tune in Tomorrow.

The GGR village in Les Sables from 20th August through to start day 4th September 2022 will be bigger than ever with classic historic displays and plenty of entertainment. Come meet the skippers, check out their boats, listen to their on-stage presentations and feel the emotion. Now is the time to book accommodation and plan your visit. We look forward to welcoming you.

Join us at the Southampton Boat Show

Together with Les Sables d’Olonne, GGR will be exhibiting at the Southampton Boat show from 10-19th September. We would love to meet you and chat all things Golden Globe. Some of the GGR entrants will also be on our stand. On the 10th September, Tapio Lehtinen will arrive to attend our Ocean Globe Race Press conference at 1300-1400hrs local time on the Foredeck stage, east to the Ocean Hall (OGR Facebook live) then on the GGR stand. On the afternoon of Thursday 16th September, David Scott Cowper leads our UK entrants arriving for a media briefing on our stand which is in OCEAN HALL 2 stand J158.

Also visiting is GGR entrant Ian Herbert Jones and his beautiful Yacht PUFFIN which raced with Istvan Kopar in the 2018 GGR. Ian has completed a major refit and upgrade transition for the 2022 edition and just returned from his 2000-mile qualifying voyage. He is on the marina at the show every day and would love to show you around his boat.

If you’re coming, you can use this code EPTOPYERSXMKHE to register for discount tickets (Ticket Booking Here). Offer price: £19.00, per Any One Day flexible entry ticket – saving up to £12.50 on gate purchases).


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