Kevin Farebrother, a fireman from Perth, West Australia, is an adventurer at heart, with three successful assents of Mount Everest. On his last climb, this former 23 SAS Soldier took with him a copy of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s book A world of my own, and says: “The story of winning the first Golden Globe Race in 1969 was far more scary than anything I’ve experienced climbing Everest!”
Kevin had previously owned a UFO 34 yacht and bought Don McIntyre’s Tradewind 35 Silver Heels to do the GGR which he has renamed Sagarmatha, and shipped to the UK.
Farebrother says of the GGR: “The Race is a chance in a lifetime that will test mind and body to the limits. The challenge is being alone for such a long period with no one to bounce off thoughts and ideas when the going gets tough.”