Captain Coconut will complete his circumnavigation on Friday in Les Sables d'Olonne completing his #GGR2018 race the 6th finisher of the event in CHICHESTER CLASS. He will enter the famous river at around 1000hrs local time and to the Vendee Marina around 1030hrs. Lets make it a big arrival!! will be here on FB LIVE!! #GGR2022 :) ... See MoreSee Less
🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳 3 years ago !!!! the 5th #GGR2018 arrival!!! And less than 4 moths later from now, Tapio Lehtinen Sailing will be off for #GGR2022 around the world again!!! Sept 4, Les Sables d'Olonne , mark the date in your calendar😉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 #GGR2018 ... See MoreSee Less
So many things make the Golden Globe unique. It was the first ever around the world yacht race in 1968 and from it came the first ever solo non stop circumnavigation. The 50th Anniversary #GGR2018 second edition was also a world first using similar small long keeled yachts, a sextant and Cassette tapes. The #GGR2022 third edition maintains it's status as a challenge like no other yacht race on the planet that will only ever appeal to unique individuals. ... See MoreSee Less
KNOCKDOWN! Had a short poor quality Sat phone call from MARK yesterday in a building gale taking it easy, but worried about his repaired forestay and headsail furler extrusion gyrating. ( he has a damaged forestay and staysail inner forestay.) We were able to pass a weather forecast. Late last night he sent a short text message on his YB3 unit that he was HOVE TO in a Storm Force 9 gale under storm Trysail only, had a couple knockdowns and that both his Sat phones were now not working and that he will see us all in Les sables on Saturday 28th May! He is about 900miles west of @Les sables d'Olonne at the moment and the storm has moved rapidly north.. Windyty is showing about 30kts SW and in 5-6mtr seas now. #GGR2022... See MoreSee Less
Being Australian yacthies now retired and living in France 11/2 hours away from la rochele.
If u need any help in checking the boat yard if you can't get there or anything let us know I'm sure we can help some how .
Sometime a little thing could cost a big problem... Only a slit pin cost Coconut - 2018 Golden Globe Race a broken Forestay and a broken inner Forestay, a slow home run for Mark that's for sure... go listen, don't miss out... ... See MoreSee Less
The journey begins. There are currently three #GGR2022 entrants sailing Trans Ocean to the start in Les Sables d'Olonne and another two Americans and two Canadians setting off soon!..Watch for the stories!! :) ...Safe sailing all!!And she's off!
Kirsten left Cape Town a few days ago on her way to the Golden Globe Race starting line in France. The solo journey North will take approximately two months and will be more excellent practice for the race.
Safe journey Kirsten! Just avoid getting too close to the coast of a few dodgy countries including Nigeria where you could encounter pirates that are rife in the area. Take a very wide berth out in the ocean to avoid them. Good luck! ⛵️
Nice training trip...follow her from here in Cabo verde !
Wish her a safe journey
I’ve waited so long to hear Graham speak very interesting man great conversation listen to the entire thing from start to finish cannot wait to meet him and Frantz very soon good luck on your qualifier
I agree with the chip on the shoulder! 😂
Many thanks Lads, Enjoyed that! 👍
good luck penetrating the EU with your stuff
Just let him talk. Anything goes with these old salts. This is why we are watching.
What and who will you miss most during the race?
What ocean are you most looking forward to crossing?
When do you plan to do the qualifier?
How are preparations going?
I will find it very interesting
Are you going to win???
Why did you sign up for the GGR?
Woaw , nice boats ! 😍
Mutual respect in spades !!
What do you think of garden gomes
Mags Ramsey good interview :)
First time ever The Don is left speechless. #AllBlacks
Thursday Facebook #GGR2022 Entrant Interview date again, we will have Graham Dalton (NZ) this week and he is here in Les Sables d'Olonne , will be a face to face interview tonight, don't miss out :) ... See MoreSee Less
Would you like to JOIN the #GGR2022 Team!! Are you living in Les Sables d'Olonne, speak English as well as French, a natural organiser, have excellent computer skills and ability to do a bit of everything and anything? WE NEED YOU! A Love of the Oceans and happy outlook are a bonus!! We are after a "General Office Assistant", part time for a few weeks then full time from July. This is a contract position with monthly invoices. Jane, Don, Sebastien and Lutz are waiting to hear from you!...Thanks :) ... See MoreSee Less
Oh .. If I was a little younger … And if I knew something about how a computer works … and if I was at least a little bit a « natural organizer « … I ´m afraid this job is not for me 😅 But , woaw, what a great opportunity for a young French it is …! 😍😍
A great job for someone, Aïda Valceanu can do it!
Sounds like a perfect job
Love as my Father is Mr Derek Daniels who invented the Self Steering Gear the Hydovane x
Mince. Moi, Petit peu parlé anglais , possible 😁😁?? moi je voudrais bien bossé a la #GGR2022
Et suis disponible en plus 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Quel dommage que je ne parle pas français 😔
Géraldine Yaya Louis Bazile Michel Bazile any ideas ...?
Young is your head right?! I’m not in les sables d’olonne but not that far (Nantes) i speak English, Ocean is one of my passion. I am organise and most of all I can do a bit of everything and anything, a real Swiss knife! I’d love to know more about this opportunity. Can’t wait to ear from you, until then Bon vents!
WOW! so happy for Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to see his compass from SUHAILI returned. There are somethings like your sextant and compass that take on a life of their own!! :) #GGR2022... See MoreSee Less
GGR entrants, three months to go! No room for error as many set sail to the start. Entrants feel the pressure as refit and ocean crossing deadlines loom large. Mark Sinclair (Capt. Coconut) is about t...