We had trouble posting last weeks Virtual GGR fleet so now they make progress across the Pacific in Typical summer southern Ocean weather..all quite interesting and not too dramatic.. #GGR2022... See MoreSee Less
Last year the wind was lighter than I expected from Capetown to past New Zealand. Better after that. This year has been a bit better from my way of looking at it. 4 gales no bad storm so far. There is a lot of luck involved. Thanks Mike for the updates.
HMMMMMMMMM :) !!! spotted recently by Padma Kumar in Indian News?? I wonder what may be next??? #GGR2018 could be unfinished business for a few sailors beside Tapio Lehtinen Sailing and Ertan Beskardes and we will shortly announce two new French entrants and one from the USA. #GGR2022...
Abhilash Tomy prepares for daredevil ocean race with basic sailing equipment On Sunday, Commander Abhilash Tomy shared on social media The Moment, a poem by Margaret Atwood, on the moment of realisation after many voyages and years of toil that it was things/ beings around you that made you what you are, as he hung up the uniform after 24 years of service in the Navy. He thanked the naval fraternity, those who sailed along, for doing that. But a sailor hardly leaves the sea.
Mr. Tomy, the first Indian to circumnavigate the globe solo and unassisted in a sail yacht, intends to give another shot at the Golden Globe Race next year. The GGR, as it is called, is a daredevil ocean race with basic, read vintage, sailing equipment which he attempted in 2018. But a vicious storm in the southern Indian Ocean dismasted him and he sustained a spinal injury. He was subsequently rescued in a multi-nation effort and had to undergo a surgery.
Also read | Cmdr Abhilash Tomy looks back on his historic voyage on the INSV Mhadei
He is fighting fit and raring to go. Not because he is steered by a quest for conquests, but by the enormity of the realisation of human smallness in the vast world. “It is a spiritual experience. The washing away of all learned behaviour. And, a big part of it is the smallness of yourself that you do not otherwise see,” he says.
‘Need a sponsor’ After recovering from his injuries, Mr. Tomy, a naval pilot, was medically cleared for flying and sailing. He flew his last sortie on Dornier around Goa sometime in September and was sailing and kayaking.
Also read | This sailor has a lot to write home about
“For me to do the race, all I need is money and I am looking for sponsors,” he told The Hindu. But unlike last time when he got a retro boat built for the race, he would prefer buying a second-hand one doing away with processes like registration. Once he has identified the boat, he will take it out to the sea to get a hang of it before the race. For now, he is spending time with family and reading two books, one on the biology of human behaviour and the other, titled Peak, on gaining expertise in almost anything.
He also has an invite from Monaco to be part of the crew for a circumnavigation meant to scientifically study the southern Ocean. ... See MoreSee Less
I guess Mark Slats and his Mate well and truly Ticked that box!! :) #GGR2022WE DID IT!!! In 32 days, 22 hours and 13 minutes 👊🏼.
👑 Overall winner of the TWAC2020 👑 New world record pairs segment 👑 First in Open Class
We are super happy and would like to thank everybody for their support and donations! That meant the world to us 👍🏼.
For now I will keep it short. First some fresh food 🍉🥝🍑 and a nice cold Coca-Cola 😃.
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Team Row4Cancer finished the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. This race, also known as ‘world’s toughest row’ is more than 3.000M (=4.800 km). #markslats #markslatsadventures #gentlegiant #jointheadventure #heldopzee #bestrongerthanyourexcuse #endurance #resilient #maketheimpossiblepossible #inspiration #motivation #taliskerwhiskyatlanticchallenge #TWAC2020 #worldstoughestrow #oceanrowing #atlanticcampaigns #atlanticchallenge #madebythesea #rowingmotivation #rowinglife #teamrow4cancer #row4cancer #charity #maartenvanderweijdenfoundation #childrenscancerresearch #kinderkankeronderzoek #beatyesterday #finished #winners ... See MoreSee Less
Mark Slats 2nd in the #GGTalisker whisky atlantic challengenish line of the Talisker whisky atlantic challenge rowing Race tomorrow morning as the absolute winner with his rowing mate..Everyone is way behind him..woop woop!! He will be live tomorrow. BRAVO MARK!! ...#GGR2022This morning we crossed the 100nm to finish-milestone 💪🏼. Antigua here we come! We expect to arrive tomorrow morning between 10-10.30h (Dutch time) 🔥🔥🔥. Join Atlantic Campaigns at their Facebook Live broadcasting of our finish 🙌🏼. I will share updates when available.
If you want to support us the last 100nm please donate to our charity, children’s cancer research! Via link in bio.
Photo credit: Bea Palant
Team Row4Cancer is rowing the Atlantic in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. This race, also known as ‘world’s toughest row’ is more than 3.000M (=4.800 km). #markslats #markslatsadventures #gentlegiant #jointheadventure #heldopzee #bestrongerthanyourexcuse #endurance #resilient #maketheimpossiblepossible #inspiration #motivation #taliskerwhiskyatlanticchallenge #TWAC2020 #worldstoughestrow #oceanrowing #atlanticcampaigns #atlanticchallenge #madebythesea #rowingmotivation #rowinglife #teamrow4cancer #row4cancer #charity #maartenvanderweijdenfoundation #childrenscancerresearch #kinderkankeronderzoek #beatyesterday #last100nm #antiguaherewecome ... See MoreSee Less
So so glad and happy for you 12/1/21 it's like you're testing a microphone for Peter Kay. I too am a Cape Horner from The British Steel challenge aboard the winning boat Nuclear Electric in 1992,from which industry i am going to retire after 42 years service on the 21/1/21 i also can be testing the microphone.
Like you, was absolutely stunned to see Cape Horn right there in broad daylight, so close!. You worked so hard to get there! Just delighted for you. Well deserved Kudos. You inspire me and so many more!
So glad it was daylight and you could see it. Awesome effort. We can see the joy, the relief, the emotions. Thank you for sharing with us. Xx
Pip is an inspiration to sailors everywhere. She is so positive, resourceful, careful and resilient 👌 Go Pip, safe sailing! ⛵️
Great Pip ! Wonderful after your fight. We stay tunned to support you.
Fantastic. Pip. Hearty Congratulations on achieving this Everest of your dreams! You've done the hard bit so now you can head for home!🍀🍀🍀
Brilliant well done!! Been following you with my husband nearly there keeping going
YOU are magnificent! So happy for you!!!!!!
Thank you for sharing this very private and important moment of your life. We can feel so much emotion !
You certainly should be so proud, what an achievement, well done. So amazing to see the Horn so clear, we are so honoured to follow you race👍👍👍👍
Brilliant is not a Big enough word to describe what you have just achieved!
So pleased for you , get those leaks sorted next! X
Love her too! She’s such an inspiration!
Absolutely amazing! Great work
Such a brave lady. Fearless is probably a better word.
So happy for you Pip, you have joined the history books in your own unique, smiling way. Yippee !
Watching this stirs much emotion in me! You're an inspiration Pip and you have sailed an incredible race. Home stretch now
She changed her actual rudder in the Southern Ocean, on her own, let that sink in! Amazing achievement
Amazing Bucket List accomplishment, now you gotta get an earring made...
Congratulations. I was there in 2010 but with a crew of 14 and only sailed from New Zealand to Uruguay so have utmost respect for what you are doing 👍
YES! Congratulations Pip! What an achievement. Wonderful to see you so happy.
I am in total awe and have nothing short of a tonne of respect for you and your achievements. I wish you all the luck in the world to complete your race in safety x
Life in the Freezer takes on a whole new meaning :) This story gets even more interesting...Finally with her boat and getting ready, then it is get set and GO!! Good luck :) #GGR2022Minnehaha is hauled and in a warm shed for the winter! After a couple of days at anchor, with the rig icing up, the wind dropped enough to un-step the mast and lift her out with the crane. I feel incredibly lucky to have landed here on Prince Edward Island - where there are skillful, enthusiastic, "can-do" people, who have come up with some amazing, out-of-the-box ideas, and where, quite simply, solutions will be found! What a great place to do a refit! I am looking forward to it and to working with these resourceful people! Not a moment to be wasted - the job list is long! Photos courtesy Arleigh Hudson. #goldengloberace #GGR2022 #sailingadventures #boatrefit #cranes #wintersailing #princeedwardisland ... See MoreSee Less
This 4 minutes should make you smile? Some will tell you the #GGR2022 is way to expensive, butClass Globe 5.80ream?...Everything is possible! The Class Globe 5.80 is anotherMini Globe Raceture Project that includes the solo Mini Globe Race in 2024 sailing 19ft Yachts. Adventure is not for everyone, but I love this clip and Jim Schofield following his dream. All the best from Jane and me for 2021 to the Golden Globe Family. I hope this clip inspires you too and your dreams, Big or small.. :) ... See MoreSee Less
The students at Campus Nautic the Tabarly Polytechnic in Les Sables d'Olonne are doing amazing things with the refit for this GGR Entry :) #GGR2022 ...Bravo!La préparation du bateau avance à grands pas. Aujourd'hui le régulateur d'allure. C'est lui qui permet de barrer le voilier, une sorte de pilote automatique mais sans électronique et uniquement mû par le vent. Pas de bruit, pas de consommation d'énergie. En général,il y a une certaine connivence entre le marin et son régulateur. On fini toujours par lui parler, on lui trouve un petit nom. Lui ce sera Nanard en hommage à Bernard Moitessier. Il connaît la route 🙂 ça peut aider 😉 #GGR #campusnautic #lyceeerictabarly #nanard ... See MoreSee Less
Pip Hare Ocean Racing News just in from Pip 👉 "While doing a routine check of the boat, I discovered the port rudder stock was cracked. I have a spare rudder and am working with Joff, my technical director, to make a plan on how and when I can fit that. I'm confident we will find a solution. I'm not at risk, Medallia is not at risk, and we have everything in place to solve the problem."
You can listen to this "look Back" here...https://www.wlsam.com/the-way-home-with-laura-smith/ #GGR2022Only 6 people have successfully solo circumnavigated the globe (in Golden Globe Race) and Istvan Kopar is one of them! Without GPS or Radar and with a broken radio, he sailed the world alone for 263 days and came in 4th in the 50th Annual Golden Globe Race. Tonight he joins me on The Way Home With Laura Smith at 10 ET on WLS-AM 890 and streaming on WLSAM.COM everywhere. The Way Home....Be Inspired!! ... See MoreSee Less
Meanwhile out in the Atlantic!! #GGR2022...another GGR entrants heads to the start line! ...Happy New Year..
On Day 44 Guy is a few hundred miles from the Azores (the little dots of islands he’s heading to below). His New Years Eve celebration was shared with dolphins, always a pleasure to see as they follow alongside.
The weather has been fickle, mostly upwind which is slowing progress to the Azores. But at times he’s been able to shake out all the reefs and enjoy some sunshine.
He will be having a much needed rest in the Azores. A few days after Christmas was particularly difficult as Guy entered the water to fix the rudder. He was a bit bruised with this operation but says all is now good.
This is MORE than just Bernard Moitessier in the Golden Globe. 8 minutes of reflection about his life, a man way ahead of his time and the world today....we are all MONKEYS! :) #GGR2022... See MoreSee Less
Une grande fierté que d'avoir côtoyé ce grand homme.
My hero !
A fascinatingly complex and attractive romantic person who has much to teach us . Robin Knox Johnson too is a wonderful person with a strong powerful spirit of resourcefulness and magnanimity . Today the Vendee Globe skippers racing alone rounding Cape Horn also are finding depths within themselves they didn’t know they had . When you sail alone you open doors to rooms in your soul for the first time
Beautiful. Back to the essentials and simple life, maybe the key of happiness 🙂
Always a personal and very emotional experience available to just a few...is it you?? We have just received two new entrants into the #GGR2022 an American and Frenchman to be announced shortly and we still have places available ....... :) Best for 2021..a big year ahead..
Incase your missing the Capt'n Coconut reports from the #GGR2018 , this may bring back some memories and if you have never experienced them...well?? "maybe" something to look forward to in #GGR2022.. :)
612 Days till we do it all over again :) WOOP WOOP!! Happy New Year to all...2021 is a big year. ...THANKS to all in the GGR Family who are and continue to support us. Have fun and stay healthy...Everything is Possible! #GGR2022. ... See MoreSee Less
Don, Jane and GGR family. Wishing you all a wonderful new year 🎄🤍🎄ertan&arzu
Doesn’t seem long when you put it like that hey hey 😎⛵️
Happy New Year to you & Jane and all GGR , best wishes for a happy, healthy & safe 2021 and the vaccine 🍀Hope to get back to UK and catch up with some of you.
Bonne année à toute l'équipe GGR et les skippers, photo pas facile au milieu du public
Happy and healthy 2021 to all of the GGR family ... Hopefully I will be a great year for the planet, and all that live on her. Peace and Tea.
If you can auto translate? :) and are following Pip Hare Ocean Racing in the Vendée Globe you need to read this interview...if your not following her and would like to smile at least once a day :)...then LIKE her page and watch her video clips...a breath of fresh air!! ....Go PIP! :)
Pip Hare est l’une des belles surprises du 9e Vendée Globe, peut-être même LA belle surprise. La navigatrice britannique de 46 ans rayonne à bord de l’un des plus anciens bateaux de la flotte, mis à l’eau en 1999. Pointée en 17e position, elle talonne (voire dépasse) des voiliers beauco...