There are many volunteers, great commercial partners and organisations that assist and support the Golden Globe Race in Les Sables d'Olonne . Course Au Large have a similar vision as us. They sit right next to us in the same offices offering a smile every day and assisted us in so many ways, on so many days weeks and months. Thanks and Bravo to this new dynamic team and club!!! #GGR2022. ... See MoreSee Less
Once again Les Sables d'Olonne is the centre of the world for solo sailing. The Classe MINI has a new home for the next three years and the first big event is happening from the Vendee Marina in days!! Next year is the Classic Mini transat...summers are cool in Les Sands! :) #GGR2022
GGR Live special 😁!!! Don will catch up with Captain Coconut Mark Sinclair and Robin Davie for a three way talk about Solo sailing, food, storms, cooking, sleeping, Boat prep...this is a SPECIAL EDITION not to be missed this Tuesday at 1200 GMT for some fun. Ask your questions on the day..Don't miss out 😉 #GGR2022 Three OLD Blokes talking Solo sailing.. ... See MoreSee Less
All you need is GLOBE :) ....this is going to be very exciting and Bravo to Les Sables d'Olonne and the Vendee region for keeping the Vendée Globe on track!!...counting the days... #GGR2022..[D-100 🏁] The countdown is on! ⏱️ In 100 days, several dozens of skippers will be storming the globe for an exceptional edition! 🌍 (Re)Check out the entire #Odyssey webseries by Ulysse Nardin: bit.ly/2Vow4lc... See MoreSee Less
Sure to be fun and exciting with Tapio Lehtinen Sailing.... maybe next year when we can all travel :) ....#GGR2022ENJOY THE CIRCUMNAVIGATION EXPERIENCE
Does your team need some fresh air and brisk activity together after the COVID-spring? Welcome onboard Tapio Lehtinen's Classic Swan 55 Yawl Galiana!
By sailing with us you will also support the young crew in their preparation for the 2023 Ocean Globe Race.
Galiana has always an experienced crew on board, with whom the boat is sailed as it should be sailed: hard, fast, and safe. You will be experiencing the true spirit of classic offshore sailing. Of course, even on the ocean, it may happen that the winds are light, in which case, we'll hoist more than 300 square meters of sails to keep the boat going. On the other hand, when the weather gets rough the sails are reefed, the boat heels and water flies! Galiana is designed and equipped to withstand the storms of the Southern Ocean, so we don’t have a weather reservation - we'll always go out! (Well, maybe we won't leave for the worst thunderstorm – but if that should happen, we'll manage. Safety first!)
In connection with the sailing, Tapio can talk about the 2018 Golden Globe Race and preparations for the 2022 GGR and 2023 OGR projects.
Contact Tapio Lehtinen, email@example.com or +358400495678. ... See MoreSee Less
If you followed the Saga of Istvan Kopar's fingernails you will be happy to hear the problem is finally solved! :) #GGR2022Back on the water but nothing to drink...
Hi Team - Were back on the water, but still lots of jobs that need ticking off. So it was time to tackle our contaminated main water tank.
Puffin has a nice custom made stainless steel "secondary" tank, which Istvan Kopar Solo Circumnavigator luckily fitted before the 2018 race. This proved to be a great move by Istvan as he subsequently found his main tank was contaminated, leaving him with about 1/3 of the fresh water capacity that he had planned on.
Since then we haven't been able to get the tank clean through the usual flushing, bleaching, baby's bottle cleaning fluid etc. still finding "stuff" in the filters. So it was time to bite the bullet lift the good stainless tank and get access to the keel space where our problems were located.
We had to cut out the old inspection hatch to see inside and what we found was a mass of black slime mold on all the surfaces...not good.
Unfortunately the tank was divided into 3 compartments, behind baffles and so there was just no way to see into those spaces and I wasn't willing take a chance of not getting the tank 100% clean. So it had to go and make space for new custom made stainless replacement.
Lots of cutting, grinding and cleaning later we've created a very nice keel shaped space.... any ideas what we could can do with it now? ... See MoreSee Less
I think you may need to check is the baffles were potentially structural as they were not thin?? so you may need to get an opinion on that....I have not looked at the laminate structure of that area...in the turn of the bilge but if your planning one big tank check that first?? They are built very strong but?? :)
My tanks were in the same shape. I had only one baffle w/ access for all the tank, pressure washed and cleaned. My system is all good now but will check again after 6 months.
Purchase a purpose built Polly water tank so much better than a S/S
Our only Cape Dory 36 in the fleet hit the road again!...join Michael and me tomorrow for a LIVE Chat.. :) #GGR2022It has been quite a while since I last updated on Facebook but a lot has been happening.... SARS-Corona Virus, of course, has thrown a spanner in the works of most of the world. Here in New Zealand the Government acted swiftly and decisively with the whole country placed in lock-down - they successfully eliminated the virus in the community within a month or so. During the lockdown I read a few books (War and Peace the most notable), created some more music (I call it that, anyway!) for my guitar (poor, tortured thing), first use of a pushbike in almost exactly 40 years (it has tortured me), and a bit more practice at complete social isolation in preparation for 8 months alone at sea. But no work on the boat! Shortly thereafter my manager quit the project and I was obliged to find somewhere to continue the refit. I deconstructed the shed so Dreamcatcher could be lifted out (6 months ahead of schedule) and set about readying her for a prolonged period out in the open whilst she was moved to a new home. One of the other skippers, Mike Date, suggested I join him in Queensland and twisted the arm of his boatbuilder to accept me. If you follow the GGR you will almost inevitably hear it said it is a bit like a family. The competition between skippers is there but so too is a strong camaraderie; I have found it quite amazing. Unfortunately, I could not get Dreamcatcher aboard a ship back to Australia in anything approaching a reasonable time. Just when things were starting to look pretty desperate Adam (hi Adam), the rigger, found me a man who actually did know a thing or two about fixing up boats (a professional shipwright - hi Andy) and who had a team of guys who, similarly, were qualified professionals (hi David, James and Mick), as well as finding a man who owned a big shed and was willing to have me and my boat in it (hi James and his team!)! After setting up and settling in, work has progressed well correcting earlier problems and moving on to new tasks, as some of the accompanying photos show - I have paint on my decks (undercoats but paint nonetheless! Yay!). ... See MoreSee Less
Another week another Aussie 😁!!! Don't miss our date with Australia Entry Michael Davey this Tuesday at 1200 GMT. It will be fun 😉 crazy questions and true...ask your Questions in the Comments live at the time and we will answer them....Share to your friends!!!! ... See MoreSee Less
This is well worth watching to explain the skill of Ships masters and crew upholding the finest traditions of the sea by assisting mariners in distress, and the challenges of moving from small yacht to large ships.. #GGR2022
La télé des Sables Cet été Fabien Lepage nous fera découvrir de temps à autre quelques visages des Sables. Aujourd’hui le portrait de Arnaud GAIST , navigateur , que vous pouvez croiser depuis plusieurs mois déjà à port Olonna où il prépare la prochaine Golden Globe Race !
( vous avez pu visionner une toute petite partie du Portrait dans notre Mag de fin juillet , ici la version longue ) .
Bravo Fabien et merci à tous les deux !
#LSTV #lateledessables #goldengloberace #ggr22 #arnaudgaist ... See MoreSee Less
Bonjour, si vous avez besoin de cartes marines, sextant, ouvrages, ... pour votre GGR, nous pourrons vous faire des tarifs préférentiels sur www.nautic-way.com comme nous l'avons fait pour des coureurs de la 1ère GGR.
Ontario vs Nova Scotia is more fun than the three guys racing to Adelaide 😂😎😉
Thanks Don and Edward, Great show! 👍
Question for Ed: how many days are you expecting to complete the circumnavigation, question 2: what does success in GGR mean to you
Good luck Edward!
And another Mike watching!!!
Hello Edziu, Wiesaław and I watched the interviewed holding the breath. You did very well. We are sure you will finish race without problem. All the best to you and all other sailors. Teresa and Wiesław Machel
Loving this interview. Can't wait to follow the preparation and the race in 2022!
Wishing you the best of luck my Friend , I enjoy your story and will follow you along this adventure
Nice philosophy of life👏
Awesome Interview Don, interesting folks. Super stories.
Italy has a fine skipper and boat representing them in #GGR2022!! :) this looks like a good yard for a refit!! ..After some summer sailing around the Tuscan islands and in Corsica, it was time to start working on Hannah. We took her to Cantiere dell' Argentario in Porto Santo Stefano, a yard specialised in classic boat restoration where we could find well prepared artisans and shipwrights that with their passion and knowledge that had been passed on for generations, could help us to prepare Hannah in the best possible way at reasonable prices. ... See MoreSee Less
Another week coming!!! Don't miss our date with Canada Entry Edward Walentynowicz this Tuesday at 1200 GMT. It will be fun 😉 crazy questions and true...ask your Questions in the Comments live at the time and we will answer them....Share to your friends!!!! ... See MoreSee Less
Happy days for some :) ... #GGR2022Back on the water at last...
Hi Team, good news as we end a busy week for Puffin.
With the easing of lockdown restrictions in Wales we were able to blast through the last remaining "on shore" jobs and get Puffin back into her element and alongside her new mooring at Plas Heli Sailing Club in sunny Pwllheli.
The rudder shoe was glassed after the bearings being changed and we took the opportunity to remove 2 through hull fittings and seacocks that we no longer need.
The new solent stay and refurbished furler are looking amazing and the custom stemhead fitting is a work of art; thanks to Jade at C9 Boat services for pulling all this together, just needs a nice new Yankee now from Sanders Sails .. if we can find a sponsor ;)
Next Jobs... Fresh water tanks and all things electrical... ... See MoreSee Less
GGR first time have entrant from New Zealand :) don't miss our date with New Zealand Entry Graham Dalton this Tuesday at 1200 GMT. It will be fun 😉 crazy questions and true...ask your Questions in the Comments live at the time and we will answer them....Share to your friends...and please excuse him..he is a Kiwi...!!!! ... See MoreSee Less
Kirsten Neuschäfer is on a roll announcing her boat for the #GGR2022 She has carefully selected a CAPE GEORGE 36. When you get to know her you see serious experience and a person at one with the oceans of the world. She is a sailor who knows boats and where she is going. This is going to be another interesting story!...and that is what the Golden Globe Race is all about. :)Kirsten talks about what it takes to tackle the high-seas alone, share her experiences as the skipper Skip Novak’s research boats in the Arctic and Antarctic... ... See MoreSee Less
Would you like to sail with Tapio Lehtinen Sailing352328">#GGR2018 entraOcean Globe Racen Sailing on his beautiful Swan 55 Ocean Globe Race entry Galiana...here is your chance not to be missed!! :) .... #GGR2022Kaipaako tiimisi tuuletusta ja reipasta yhdessä tekemistä koronakevään jälkeen? Lähde päiväpurjehdukselle Tapio Lehtisen klassikkojooli Swan 55 Galianalla! Samalla tuet nuoren miehistön valmistautumista vuoden 2023 Ocean Globe Race -maailmanympäripurjehduskilpailuun.
Tapio voi purjehduksen yhteydessä näyttää kuvia vuoden 2018 Golden Globe -kilpailusta ja kertoa valmistautumisesta 2022 GGR sekä 2023 OGR -kilpailuihin.
Purjehdus voidaan räätälöidä toiveittesi mukaiseksi. Galiana liikkuu purjehduskauden aikana Helsingissä, Hangossa, Turussa ja Maarianhaminassa, ne kaikki voivat toimia lähtösatamina.