Excuses about the windvane are pure carbage. He had no idea about transmission of servo stearing. So he would have had same problems with Monitor, Aries or whatever.... obviously it is his faut and not the technique
Fantastique !! Congratulations !👏👏👏👏🍾🍾Welcome
Great arrival brilliant
Hip hip hop hourra
Congratulations to Puffin and Istvan !
Let it spray
Love it. Istvan is such a fun nice man. Congratulations Istvan. We are loving celebrating with you.
Szívből gratulálunk István!
Fantastic, well done Istvan.
Great job Istvan!
You inspire . . . well done
Bravo Istvan!!! Bravo!!!😀
He is funny and so happy 😂🤣😂 brilliant
Such a great turn out for a short amount of time to get ready. Love the people of Les sables-d'olonne. A well deserved Beautiful day for Istvan. You are GREAT also Istvan. Congratulations on your circumnavigation. Thank you for taking us all the way around the world with you.
Bienvenido Capitán. Qué clase de viaje! Y cómo enfrentaste todos los retos. Feliz con tu llegada
Such a bold fight by Istvan. all the way from the beginning. Incredible. His campaign and restoration blog was what initially got me to follow the GGR. It was hard to see him struggling so hard from the first weeks already. It must have been one hell of a trip for him.
Woop Woop Don 😎another success, congratulations Istvan. Thoughts are with you all have a great day 😍
Great news 👍
Superb! A more dignified end to a great sailor’s epic voyage. I’ve loved hearing about his mid ocean mending and fabrication of equipment!
Another winner. A Challenge to the end .
IL y a un direct TV ?
Can we expect live coverage? Golden Globe Race
NOT lunchtime! There won’t be anyone there it’s France remember.....🥖🧀🍷
Great news and huge Congratulations to an inspirational GGR star ☘️⚓️☘️
wonderfull, well done Istvan, great sailor!
Looking at his dtf and speed, might be a bit earlier !
Congratulations Istvsn you are an inspiration to us all!
ETA is TODAY!!!!!!!! :)... Istvan Kopar Solo Circumnavigator...1230hrs LOCAL TIME TODAY 21st MARCH Thursday...will update tracker 30 minutes....He managed to HOLD THE BREEZE during the night but it may go a little light at dawn...so then hope to see everyone straight after LUNCH!!! #GGR2018 ... See MoreSee Less
It's gonna be a late night for us following in Hobart tonight! Go Istvan!
Woohoo...Go Istvan and Puffin. What a great day. Everyone will be super busy now trying to get ready. We will stay up in California, USA to celebrate with you Istvan. Can't wait to see you. Go Go Istvan.🇭🇺🇭🇺🇺🇸🇺🇸🌊🌊⛵⛵⛵⛵🎉🎊🎆
Onwards Istvan wishing you a truly great and memorable GGR day ☘️⚓️☘️
We’ll be cracking open the fizz here Istvan (and the hand cream 🥴) You’ve faced so many challenges but persevered, truly inspirational. Congratulations from one Tradewind to another.
Istvan, you are our HERO!
Following the finish from Hawaii.
A Great welcome awaits you Istvan
Magnifique circumnavigation ! J'espère qu'il y aura beaucoup de monde pour l'accueillir, il le mérite. J'y serai au moins par la pensée, comme pour tous les autres marins. Encore une fois, bravo ! 😎🌴☀
Great news! Go Istvan, go Puffin!
Congratulations. That’s a real endurance test!!!
Will we be able to see it live like the first 3 to finish. Would be great. Our hats off to Istvan-a tough journey he never gave up on. An inspiration. Would love to see him live coming in.
Hooray for Istvan!!! What a fantastic achievement!
Fantastic news, come on Istvan and Puffin, only a few more miles.
Latest updates via satellite TWEET from the #GGR2018 fleet...soon it will be just sailor! :)
Istvan : GDNOGOODWINDandLUCKFORPUFFINEVENFORTHEFINISH / "Pas de bons vents ni chance pour Puffin même pour la fin"
Tapio : Great day, wind, progress, clouds (temp below 30), rain, collected 45 l in the morning and 35 l in the afternoon! "Belle journée, vent, progression, nuages (temp sous les 30), pluie, 45 l récoltés dans la matinée et 35 l dans l'après-midi" ... See MoreSee Less
#GGR2018 sailors live with the sun every day. There are some amazing simple celestial facts that many do not appreciate. Tomorrow is a one of a few significant days :)Tomorrow (Thursday 21) is the March equinox: At 8.58 am AEDT, the sun will be directly over Earth's equator, i.e. the tilt in Earth's axis will be side-on to the Sun, making days the same length as nights around the world. Here in the southern hemisphere nights will be longer than days for the next six months, until our spring equinox in September. Read more in our blog: ow.ly/96yh50nAxJY... See MoreSee Less
This is a GREAT 2.5minute video in ENGLISH with FRENCH subtitles on Istvan Kopar talking about why and how? .. :) secretly I hope he joins the Race again in 2022! and has a real race without all the problems !!!..he knows what went wrong and how to solve it next time..good boat, great sailor... #GGR2018 ... See MoreSee Less
Istvan Kopar qui devrait arriver entre jeudi 21 et vendredi 22 mars à la quatrième place de la Golden Globe Race nous avait accordé une interview quelques jours avant son départ pour le tour du monde. Selon cet Américain d’origine hongroise et auteur de plusieurs circumnavigations, la Golden ...
Good morning to all my GGR friends from Falmouth. Really looking forward to our next arrival ☘️⚓️☘️
Good Morning Don. Slow progress this morning for our contestants...🐢🐢🐢
On y sera demain pour accueillir itsvan
Back in sunny Lincolnshire (not)
How many podium position are there?
Hi Don, drama all the way.
Hey Don, I was reading through the old press releases from when I was in Tonga and found Istavan’s time penalty was 24 hours. I thought you said it’s 18. Is it 18 hours? Why did he lose 6 hours from the original penalty?
Thank you, Don! 👍
Bonjour from 🇺🇸
must be so frustrating for both of them at sea
God Kväll from SVEDEN Don and Jane 👋💕⛵️
Really frustrating for them right now, thanks Don for the update!
🇨🇦 good morning!
Thanks for the update Don. So frustrating with so little wind!
Morning Don and Jane!!
Wow poor Istavan
Thanks for the update Don, Seems the weather gods are not doing GGR any favours at the moment!
Bon j'y suis mais finalement il n'arrive que vendredi. Ah ah. Et merci pour votre accueil au poste.😊
At 0400UTC today 20th March ISTVAN was 75 miles from Les Sables d'Olonne making 1.1kt. It is obvious now that these last miles may be the most frustrating for his entire journey as there is no good news or wind for the next few days. He will sit becalmed for 16 hours with Zero wind before some very light northerly winds tonight allow him to sail at a few knots for only 6 hours before swinging to the NE directly from the finish early tomorrow and dropping out again around midday on the 21st. At that time he may still be approx 50 miles from the finish sitting becalmed again. Then it simply becomes a lottery of either very light head winds or No wind at all for the next 36hrs. It is impossible to predict his ETA with any certainty. It may be anywhere between 1900UTC on the 21st and 2200UTC on the 22nd!!!! We will update his ETA in 12 hours but it may be an interesting wait for us and a frustrating time for ISTVAN? Don #GGR2018 ... See MoreSee Less
Latest Satellite Tweets from Entrants for the last two days :) #GGR2018
Tapio #Lehtinen (via satellite) Luckily we'ue got some wind at least daytime and making slow progress. Got 45 l fresh water yesterday:)
Tapio #Lehtinen (via satellite) Aivan nailla hetkilla lampo rupeaa luita rikkomaan (Google Translated from Finnish to English: At just those moments, she started to break the bones) , the heat is about to kill the man from the north, 31C inside the boat.
Plymouth is a beautiful OCEAN CITY! Hats off to them for this. The Young will inherit the earth and Oceans always. The #GGR2022 will have an Education and Environmentally sustainable program and it is always good to know that we use RECYCLED BOATS! The world was different in 1968. ... See MoreSee Less
I saw in Bernard Moitessiers book on the GGR he discarded thing overboard...would any GGR Current skippers get a penalty for doing this?
A good start would be to collect all plastics (food wrappings and bags) instead of turfing them out of recycling bins (plastic bottles only apparently) and into the landfill black plastic bags which is the current state of affairs in this area. I can't see anything in the article other than hot air and politics. Can we see more detail on what they propose to do beyond their commitments under the Paris Climate Change Treaty?
At 400 UTC today ISTVAN had only 127 miles to go and was making 5kts so it looks like he could arrive normally sometime on the 20th tomorrow, but in the next four hours his NW wind is forecast to stop and not return till late tomorrow. He will make very little progress.Then the wind will finally return from the NE or East directly from Les Sables where he wants to go, so he will be tacking! Even though he is so close today, it is going to be slow progress to the finish. He is NOT allowed to use his motor as he is less than 250 miles from the finish, so it is banned. ETA At the finish is still in the morning of the THURSDAY 21st. ... See MoreSee Less
GGR to Istvan .....Alert - East of 5 West long. expect possible oil slick from damaged ship and extra shipping with clean up. Predicted ETA is 0900utc 21st. wind will go light tomorrow, then very light head winds. GDLK
GGR to Istvan.....ALERT - TWO DARK RED CONTAINERS OF 40 FEET FROM DRIFTING. CONTAINER PARTIALLY IMMERSED, THE SECOND IS A FLOOD POSITION: 04.400N 46 - 004 17.500W REPRESENTS A HAZARD TO NAVIGATION "
You got this Istvan. Close your eyes and you will hear the music. There is a party waiting for you to arrive in Les Sables-d'olonne. Your almost home. Eva and your global family are all waiting for you. Go Istvan and Puffin. We can't wait to see you.🌀🌀🌊🌊 ⛵⛵⛵⛵🎉🎊🎆⚓⚓🇭🇺🇭🇺🇺🇸🇺🇸
Wow the sea is never finished with those who sail on her, especially with man’s contributions. Go Istvan, you can sleep after you make port!
Just brilliant, never a dull moment right to the 11th hour ! Keep out of trouble Istvan not long to go ☘️⚓️☘️
That's all he needs now.
One heroic Hungarian 🇭🇺🇺🇸
Igazi cîmlap vagy könyvborîtò fotò!
Lovely picture :)
Is that Istavan’s wife?
Go Istvan! Just a little bit more.
Almost there, Istvan! Be safe... ⛵️
Good news is you’re nearly home, keep going!
Come on Home .Well deserved rest in Sight. Be Safe
The end is in sight Istvan. We are willing you home 🙂