WOW! IGOR is a great sailor for sure...BUT!!! hard to go anywhere fast with a bottom like this!! AGGGH!!!! ESMERALDA will be OK soon with a racing bottom again....Barnacles everywhere... #GGR2018 answers a few questions :) ... See MoreSee Less
Will Tapio have enough food with him? He is going so slowly because of barnacles. Can GGR ask from Tapio, for how many days he has food left? And how that compares to ETA?
Golden Globe Race, at some point please do publish a list of the competitor's antifoul paint, number of coats and how effective.
We think every sailor would be appreciative of the information.
Many thanks, your coverage and support of this race has been tremendous.
Holy smokes! Poor Igor! Some interest lessons to be learned about antifouling for the rest of us
Yes, what antifoul did he use?
Certainly no point in attempting to drag that managerie the rest of the way round the world - good call Igor! 👍
An infestation for sure. I’m still curious. They are dropping on the floor, not a tarp or anything. Does someone check what happens to them after that? If not, what was wrong with Tapio scraping his bottom while anchored?
Will be interesting to know the state of JL and Mark S underbellies at this point 😎🙌🏻⛵️
Bloody hell... that's more like anti-antifouling... :D
He can do a nice meal with all of those barnacles 🙂
what antifouling to be used against those barcacles ?
It’s shocking how many barnacles have been able to get a hold of these boats while at sea 😳
Curious to know what brand antifoul Igor’s boat & coconut used - definitely not an effective one that’s for sure!
🧐wow wow poor Capt Igor , ya de quoi monter une fabrique d'anatifes ! ça devient dangereux pour la nav en gros temps , toujours la mémé histoire avec ces anti foulings , il faudrait un poison plus puissant pour ces bestioles de vrais cafards ,affaire à suivre de prés .🧟♀️🧐
OMG that’s bad
That is crazy barnacle growth after 6/7 months.
There are going to be a lot of homeless goose barnacles:-) Esmeralda will feel a lot more OK without that weight on her bottom.
Going so slow the barnacles catch up with you...
Wow! Besides scraping, does power washing work? Do the barnacles destroy the antifouling? What a mess and easy to understand why this would slow down the boat.
How are they getting on there while the boats constantly moving?
Hé, ce ne sont pas des berniques mais des pousse-pieds, c'est super bon 😊!
(Pour info les 2 bestioles sont de la famille des cirripedes)
Apparently Goose barnacles are very edible, cooked in saltwater they taste like a combination of clams and lobster. Bugger the freeze dried food. Its a self replenishing food store.
Plus, having the largest penis to body size in the animal kingdom, when those critters get excited, I’m sure the boat slows even more!
I feel for Igor and hope he is not beating himself up too much.When the bottom was prepared and the anti fouling applied ,if any, was something lost in translation?
The next GGR race might have some bottom paint sponsorships available after seeing how many had issues with such poor performing paints!
I’m curious to know who used what type of antifouling on their respective yachts prior to departure.
JEAN LUC VDH a décidé de visiter la plage de Rio! et peut-être trouver des eaux plus calmes avec ses vents contraires frustrants. Il était à quelques milles du sable blanc et se dirige maintenant vers le large mais pas vers la ligne d'arrivée. Sa frustration va perdurer avec des progrès lents sur plusieurs jours. Il surveille son mât et chaque jour, Mark SLATS se rapproche un peu plus et pourrait gagner 150 milles dans les deux prochains jours. Il ne rapporte aucun problème pour le moment à bord de MATMUT.
MARK SLATS pousse aussi fort qu'il le peut, mais il doit quand même finir et tout peut arriver lorsque la ligne d'arrivée est encore à plusieurs semaines de là. Il a mis de nouvelles voiles en réserve pour cette dernière étape et ne fait qu’un avec son bateau. La seule chose qui ne le passionne pas pour le moment, c’est la nourriture car tout a le même goût. JL VHD occupe son esprit, et la course est excitante pour lui!
UKU RANDMAA poursuit sa propre course jusqu’au Cap Horn alors que la météo n’annonce aucune tempête. La porte est grande ouverte pour l’instant avec des conditions typiques de l'océan Austral. Le 19 décembre devrait être le moment clef pour lui. Il pense tous les jours à ses amis qui se sont retirés de la course et est heureux de naviguer à la troisième place provisoire.
PIO LEHTINEN se déplace lentement en traînant ses bernacles, une frustration constante. Il garde le dessus quoiqu’il en soit. Il est toujours heureux de ne faire qu'un avec l'Océan et sait qu'il ne peut rien y faire, alors il avance ainsi. Le bateau est en bon état, tout comme la météo pour le moment, car l'Est s’approche facilement mais pas rapidement.
MARK SINCLAIR a officiellement quitté la course aujourd'hui. Il a mis trop de temps pour atteindre le mi-parcours et il le sait. Sa prolifération de bernacles n’a pas aidé et il a manqué d’eau alors qu’il naviguait prudemment au nord du meilleur itinéraire pour éviter les tempêtes et dans le même temps échapper à la moindre pluie! Un accueil aussi chaleureux de la part de votre famille et de vos amis, contre la perspective de naviguer lentement vers le Cap Horn en fin de saison, amènent à une décision facile à prendre. Tout de la GGR lui manquera et il a aimé chaque minute passées, qui sait...peut-être la GGR 2022 ?? Nous espérons le voir à l'Agglomération des Sables d'Olonne le 22 avril pour la dernière grande fête!
IGOR ZARETSKY a un gros travail devant lui aujourd'hui qui consiste à nettoyer les bernacles de sa coque. Il remplacera son étai endommagé par un autre étai plus large que celui qui a été brisé et espère ensuite repartir DIMANCHE en catégorie CHICHESTER jusqu’en France. Nous attendons avec impatience de voir les photos des bernacles.
ISTVAN KOPAR a reçu une alerte météo suite à une tempête dangereuse approchant sa position d’ici deux jours. Nous espérons qu'il pourra parcourir au moins 180 milles, ce qui correspond au point le plus bas sur le tracker. Nous devons ensuite espérer que la trajectoire estimée de cette tempête sera correcte. Se diriger vers le sud comporte des risques car il se rapproche du centre du système et de la zone de vents instables? S'il se dirige vers le sud, il pourrait éviter le pire. Le système a bougé et s’est intensifié au cours des 18 dernières heures. Hier, nous avons conseillé à Istvan de se diriger vers l’Est aussi vite que possible pour le distancer, mais cela ne fonctionne plus car il a changé de direction. Ce sera à Istvan de décider quoi faire. La GGR ne peut qu'émettre des conseils. Nous le tenons informé des évolutions météos toutes les 12 heures. Croisez les doigts. ... See MoreSee Less
Le suspens entre Jean-Luc et Mark va être insoutenable, moi j'vous l'dis. 😎🌴☀️
Saint Hélène priez pour nous !
Christophe isn't in Les Sables ?
Igor va repartir c'est sûr, et il a le temps pour le Horn et je suis sûr qu'il en a envie. Quant à Mark Sinclair il aurait mieux fait de faire "La Longue Route 2018 officiel" ça correspond mieux à ses critères de navigation !
OPPS!!! Sorry..these were meant to go up yesterdays...Satellite tweets from entrants...LATE!..#GGR2018
Tapio #Lehtinen (via satellite) 6RAUMLAISTERMEIN VETOTUULI ANTARKTIKSELTA, MATKA TAITTUU:) / in raum terms, the traction wind from Antarctica, the journey is due
Jean-Luc van den #Heede (via satellite) 8DURDUR LE PRES CONTRE LEVENT AVEC CES QUILLES LONGUES.MAT OK.. / it must be hard by against the wind with the long bolts. mat ok.
Uku #Randmaa (via satellite) YESTERDAY I GOT FOR 10 MINITS SUN TO MAKE OUR POSITION.:) / hier, j'ai eu pour 10 minuts sun pour rendre notre position
Jean-Luc van den #Heede (via satellite) 8ON PASSE DANS UN CHAMP DE PLATEFORME PETROLIERE DEPUIS MIDI! / we're going through a field of petroleum platform since noon.
Istvan #Kopar (via satellite) GD MAJOR IMPROVEMENT ON MY CRIPPLED STEERING MY HOMEMADE BEARING TESTING NOW/ grande amélioration sur mon mauvais volant, Mes roulements de maison testent maintenant ... See MoreSee Less
STORM ALERT for Istvan Kopar Solo Circumnavigator It looks familiar! Another one! The position of Istvan's boat on this map is real time now. The weather overlay is for 0800UTC on the 14th in just over two days time. We have just advised Istvan to Immediately head south as fast as possible. We hope he can make at least 180 miles which is the lower marker on the distance track. We then have to hope the forecast track of this storm will be correct. Going South has risks as it moves closer to the center with the sudden wind shift zone? If he gets south he may Miss the worst of it. It changed and intensified in the last 18hrs. Yesterday we ALERTED Istvan to run East as fast as possible to outrun it but this now does not work as it has changed track. It will be up to Istvan to decide what to do . GGR can only offer advice . we update him every 12 hrs. Keep your fingers crossed. #GGR2018. ... See MoreSee Less
Mark Sinclair has decided to retire from the #GGR2018 after a great adventure...One of the unique aspects of the GGR is the diverse color and character of entrants and their ability to follow dreams as well as serious challenge. Good luck Capt'n Coconut and hope to see you again in Les Sables d'Olonne Agglomération on April 22nd for the final party! :) ...we will miss you.
Thank you everyone for your kind messages! The overwhelming support for dad has made his difficult decision a little bit easier. ❤
Completely understandable ........ But may you could establish a weekly phonecall between Cpt Coconut and Don to discuss the race. :D :D :D Just an idea to keep Mark more or less in the race ;) Anayway, all the best and i hope to see him back in another race in the future.
Maybe in ggr2022 can one group start from australia? Same route, just film drop is in france and different start/endpoint...
Congrats on getting back safe and sound Mark!
Top effort Captain Coconut. I’ll miss the weekly broadcast from the Command Module. Take it easy in your transition back to “normal”. Thanks for your enthusiasm and you made your right decision.
Top effort. Have followed you ever since you were in Falmouth. Wise and totally understandable decision.
What a guy I will miss mark in the race but I think a wise decision! I knew it would be hard to leave once he arrived home but what an achievement.
Well done from Plymouth, uk 🇬🇧
Bravo Mark ! Sorry to see you gone but pleased to see you safe, home and happy after an awesome adventure. Really enjoyed your race. 😎⛵️🌲
Well done Mark and a good decision. Don’t know if you remember but we met in June on the ferry to Mountbatten marina in Plymouth. My plan was to sail round Britain and i had a great time but stopped in Scotland.
I think your approach is exactly right and you’ve made one the hardest decisions there are, well done! Good luck and hope we meet again one day.
We only wish we had the fortitude to do what he has done!
Cheers! Well done!!!
Either way you are a legend Mark! For going further than millions wouldn’t even dare! So well done mate!!! See you in 2022 😎🙌🏻⛵️
What a great sailor and great guy. He made such a valiant effort - far greater than most ever could accomplish. Congrats and best of luck in your future sailing adventures!
Very safety conscious and making the right decisions for the situation. I’d sail with him any day of the week!
Great to know you! Single handed to Australia is a big big deal already!
We’ve really enjoyed following you on your journey and meeting you in Les Sables. Your joy is infectious and I’m sure whatever you do next will be done with spirit. A wise but difficult decision, well done and good luck for the future.
Merry Christmas at home! Thank you for racing this far!
Best of luck for the future ❤
Very sensible and wise decision. You’re still a bloody legend ❤️
Farewell Capt Coconut, Sorry to hear that you're pulling out of GGR, but completely understand and respect your decision - BZ. We will all miss your cheerful and amusing Sat calls, and hope you will have another go in 2020!
Go gentle cruising, chill and have a beer!
Best of luck! I will miss your weekly phone calls!
Wise man,lives to fight another day, roll on 2022
Congratulations from Idaho, USA, on a job well done! Always enjoyed your commentary. Hope to see you in the 2022 GGR.
MERRY XMAS! (if you celebrate that) The #GGR2018 SHOP is now open at www.GoldenGlobeShop.com Some items are sent from CHINA, some from FRANCE. Payment is by Paypal and there is one flat delivery fee of EURO$35 no mater what you buy, so buy more than one CAP!. If you just want to support GGR you can make a donation to our Charity SITraN please go the GGR website then the MORE tab and then to CHARITY. There is a JUST GIVING site there for your donation...thanks for your support. ... See MoreSee Less
Well done and thank you Jane. I hope Musto or HH pick this up for 2022. Would be a great affiliation
Nice modelling of the cap from Jane Jane 😆
One cap was all I wanted - but the price of postage is ridiculously high! Baffled as to how this can be justified! This does not sit well with the mantra promoting sailing as a non-elitist sport. Life is all about choices and I'll save the pennies for my boat instead. Wish you luck with it though!
35 euro is $50 cad... too rich for my blood, eh? nice job on the merchandise though.
Can I get these sent to the states
Hello, can we buy tshirts directly in Sables d'Olonne?
I tried to place an order, but when you get to the PayPal page it is in Chinese.
Errrheerrrrm,😇 Tracy McEwan darling......... look! The GGR gift shops open! Wink wink😉😉 😍🎅☃️❄🌬⛵
On the cost of rescue...All the personnel who are involved in any rescue are full time professionals....some in the navy, some in the other organizations of maritime safety. They draw wages with or without action.Yes, real action has additional costs... but these action..such as real life rescues actually are training exercises as well as operational duties. So many things are learned about gears and procedures in these situations.
100% agree on not making Susie’s situation “dramatic” and nevertheless keeping us informed
These talks are very informative and VERY entertaining. With both of you in the 2022, I will miss this aspect of the GGR coverage.
Nice to ear comments abt sailing fm experts
good , I start to learn Ham radio ,and when wil be ready ,pass my licence in south France . very important for météo and safety . inssurance is also intersting . thank you
Greetings to all
Love these chats, good evening from Perth, Western Australia.
RKJ said the warp worked well partly because he had no transom - double ender.
agree with the postings re suzy; interesting to hear first hand and then shout at the TV when they inflate the detail. So thankyou so much for your excellent coverage Don
You do not need Morse Code these days to get a Ham Licence
Oh, the seas these two must have seen. I love these chats.
Hello Robin & Don
It's a shame captain coconut has announced his retirement from GGR on his page
Thank you!!! 🙏
Will susie be back in 2022?
I'd really like to know what canvas was up, furling or hanked etc for each dismasting.
Ordered the lot but forgot to track whether it’s from China or France until I checked out.
Awesome in time for xmas
Another great two old blokes session,
Great job coming up with entirely new names for sails on live sessions. And explaining everything so well. Both of Your thoughts and comment are very highly appreciated by us rookie sailors. And probably also more experienced ones.
Great to have GAC Pindar watching our back! Thanks! #GGR2018Andrew Pindar will be at the British Yachting Awards 2018 tonight to present a trophy to the winner of the 'Event of the Year' Category.
As a service provider to some of the world's biggest sailing events, here at GAC Pindar, we understand what goes into creating successful events and the efforts made by each event delivery team. We are looking forward to celebrating those efforts made by all those nominated tonight.
Good luck to you all.
Royal Thames Yacht Club Yachts and Yachting Magazine Sailing Today
GGR LIVE with Mark Slats at 1800UTC 11th DEC. ( 1900Hrs FRENCH time) Mark will call in for his weekly safety call and we have 20 Questions from his Fans and I am sure Mark will give interesting answers... See you then. #GGR2018. ... See MoreSee Less
La famille est enfin réunie :) Ce n'est pas sous le soleil chaud des Sables d'Olonne, mais dans le froid Alsacien, sous les lumières de Strasbourg. Notre Capitaine est en grande forme ! Il prend plaisir à raconter son aventure avec humour et poésie et ne regrette rien de rien. Nous l'écoutons avec plaisir et admiration.
Guenha et Loic seront aux Sables pour les arrivées des copains et tous les 4 le 22 Avril pour la remise des prix :)
Tous les jours nous suivons l'aventure des derniers skippers et pensons très fort à la belle Susie.
Après une fortune de mer (la mal nommée), te voilà en compagnie de ta vraie richesse. Bonnes fêtes de fin d'année à vous quatre et à la famille élargie. Au grand plaisir de se retrouver en 2019...
Such a a beautiful family 💙
Lovely picture and what an adventure Loïc. Hope to see you in Les Sables, have a lovely Christmas 🌲⛵️
Good to see you fit and well, reunited with your family. 👍
C'est bien d'etre en famille. Le bateau vous a appris bcp de choses. J'ai perdu le mien en plein ocean. Mais Le bonheure que j'ai avec les/mes gens proches de moi, ce n'est pas payable.
Jane the best. Where would GGR be without her. How about an interview with her?
Happy Birthday Jane Jane!
🎊Happy Birthday Jane. I hope you have a lovely day. Thank you for being such an important and happy part of Team GGR
Happy birthday from Uku’s team too!!
Happy birthday from the Coconut family! 🎉🎉
Happy birthday to the GGR gaffer!😉🎂🥂
Happy birthday and the best wishes from Igor Zaretskiy team!
Happy birthday Jane :-)
Happy Birthday sweet Jane Jane. You and I share the same Birthday and your name is my middle name. I don't like being in front of the camera either 😄. I hope you have an amazing Birthday with at least some time being able to do something you Love.🎉🍨🎂🎈🎁🎊🥂
Happy Birthday Jane! What a huge year it's been, hope you found some time to celebrate, maybe some more rainbow cake? Xx 🎂🥳
Happy Birthday Jane. It is always nice when we see you in videos, knowing that you are always there! Thank you!
Happy birthday Jane Jane, what a fantastic job you and Dom have done, keep up the good work, you guys should be proud
Wish you a very happy birthday Jane Jane.. looking forward to your interview on GGR page.
Happy Birthday Jane Jane! 😘 IMO GGR would not be anywhere near as successful without your constant hard work behind the scenes, so thanks from all of us!! 👍
happy birthday, thanks for helping bring us a great race
Happy birthday Jane 👍👍👍👍
Wot!! Another one!! Happy birthday Jane!!
Happy birthday 🎁!
Happy birthday Jane from Italy!!!🎉
Feliz Cumpleanos ! have a best day , 🎂
Love light and warmth from Ireland on your Birthday Jane Jane
Yeay! Happy Birthday! Thank you for keeping us informed and sharing the great journeys of the race! Cheers!
JEAN LUC VDH is entering the zone of headwinds slowing progress. It will hold for the next four or five days, maybe longer. He has been up the mast again just to check. He seems happy enough for now but is faced with many new decisions. One thing is certain he will protect his mast at all times. This will mean slowing even more losing ground to his rival who now sails with strong incentive. In the days ahead expect to see Jean Luc lose hundreds of miles from his lead. The next two weeks will e hard on the mast maybe?
MARK SLATS is hand steering through the night surfing on the best waves driving hard knowing he can make big gains on the leader of the GGR in the next week. His boat is in good shape and he is feeling strong and excited at the new race to the finish. It is still thousands of miles away be for mark every day every hour is important.! Anything can happen to any GGR sailor so he has to be careful himself, but he is running on excitement! Can he do this?
UKU RANDMA is planning to be at CAPE HORN on the 17th December and the weather for the next week suggests no sever storms for him. He is still thinking of SUSIE's loss and how it happened. He also thinks of ARE, GREGOR, ABHILASH and LOIC so it is clear he will be happy to make it to the Atlantic and the run north as soon as possible. he feels uneasy but happy. He is deep south and heading further down. The emotions that play 24hrs a day on entrants are sometimes forgotten to us who follow the tracker. It can be intense for sure.
ISTVAN KOPAR struggles on with wobbly steering and lack of water. He sits too close to the NO GO zone, but the weather is good and he is happy about that. He has been here twice before sailing around the world and misses the idea of trying to catch SUSIE! UKU is too far ahead but this GGR is an adventure with an unknown outcome so for now he sits fourth in the ranking an amazing achievement. He will push as best he can to get home as quick as he can staying safe! He needs rain!
TAPIO LEHTINEN missed a big chance two days ago to finally clear the barnacles off his hull. It was calm sea and no wind. He had been waiting for this for two days as the forecast said. But along came TWO sharks to play around his boat all day. Then came the wind again from the right direction so he sails off but still tooo slow. Life in every other dimension is good onboard. His time at sea is his dream come true. Now he looks for another calm to make life even better.
MARK SINCLAIR is working on COCONUT and did NOT eat the huge Barnacles removed that probably slowed him by 1.5kts. he is also working on his mind. He is home to a warm reception. He is sleeping on a bed, eating fresh food, having long showers and laughing with friends. The temptation is great to stay? will he? or will he rush for Cape Horn. LIVELY LADY and Sir ALEC ROSE sailed around in March? has COCONUT got enough time and is he going to be a CHICHESTER sailor...watch this space?
IGOR ZARETSKY struggles with barnacles and now light head winds on the final run to ALBANY in Western Australia. His team is waiting and many locals are ready to help. He will be happy to arrive after all this frustration. Our prediction is that the garden on his hull will be unbelievable. we all know he is a strong sailor and a good sailor. his pace is not through his lack of skill or enthusiasm. It is because of one simple mistake in Les Sables D'Olonne when they lifted their boat days before the start to wash the bottom and did NOT repaint! Now it is all about to be revealed! He arrives in a few hours. ... See MoreSee Less
Sticking to the tracker allday to follow the fight between the 'old' and the 'giant'😉
Gotta love Tapio: "His time at sea is his dream come true." 💪👌🏻😃
Mark Slats will do it!!! Just wait and see. He's the strongest💪🏼💪🏼 and the smartest!!! #sailing4cancer #ohpenmaverick #ggr2018
What about Istvan and the nasty storm on Dec 14th?
Thanks for the fleet update!
J'oserais dire que pour le moment Mark Slats a été particulièrement chanceux .... tant mieux pour lui ....
Mark taken about 100 miles off Jean-Luc this morning. You’ve got to love Jean-Luc. “Yes. I think I’ll be on the boat on Thursday.”
Keep going love it, this guy is fantastic
Hats off to all of you!
Good summary, thank you.
VDH versus Mark, les probabilités sur 9 jours s'améliorent enfin
érosion de miles en absolu, mais amélioration en relatif (24-25%)
Mais encore 60% de près dans des vents inférieurs à 20 kts
GARDE TON MAT BIEN DEBOUT