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Golden Globe Race

Einhand-Regatta rund um die Welt, ohne Zwischenstop und ohne Assistenz

Point course !

À partir du 6 novembre 2018, des rencontres mensuelles seront organisées tous les mardis pour le public et les médias, au Centre de Formation des métiers de la mer.

Suivre la Course en direct

Start der Regatta am Sonntag 1 Juli um 12 Uhr

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Alle GGR Boot zu entdecken um 9.30 Uhr zu 11.30 Uhr - Quai Dingler oder Quai des Boucaniers - Les Sables d'Olonne

Sie können entdecken  Suhaili Boot of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, und  Joshua boat von Bernard Moitessier.

Der Regatta (the race)

In english

To celebrate Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s historic 1968/9 world first solo non-stop circumnavigation in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Yacht Race, a new Golden Globe Race will be staged to mark the 50th Anniversary of that epic, starting from Falmouth on June 14th, 2018.

Departure from Les Sables-d’Olonne, France on July 1st, 2018 and sail solo, non-stop around the world, via the 5 Great Capes and return to Les Sables-d’Olonne in Vendée.
Entrants are limited to sailing similar yachts and equipment to what was available to Sir Robin in that first race. That means sailing without modern technology or benefit of satellite based navigation aids. Competitors must sail in production boats between 32ft and 36ft overall (9.75 – 10.97m) designed prior to 1988 that have a full-length keel with rudder attached to their trailing edge. These yachts are heavily built, strong and sturdy, similar in concept to Sir Robin’s 32ft vessel Suhaili.
In contrast to the current professional world of elite ocean racing, this edition travels back to a time known as the ‘Golden Age’ of solo sailing. Suhaili was a slow, sturdy 32ft double-ended ketch based on a William Atkins ERIC design. She was heavily built of teak and carried no computers, GPS, satellite phone nor water-maker, and Robin completed the challenge with no outside assistance or aid of modern day shore-based weather routing advice. He had only a wind-up chronometer and a barograph to face the world alone, and caught rainwater to survive. But he was at one with the ocean, able to contemplate and absorb all that this epic voyage had to offer.

This anniversary edition of the Golden Globe Race is a celebration of the original event, the winner, his boat and that significant world-first achievement. Competitors in this race will be sailing simple boats using basic equipment to guarantee a satisfying and personal experience. The challenge is pure and very raw, placing adventure ahead of winning at all costs. It is for ‘those who dare’, just as it was for Sir Robin. They will be navigating with sextant on paper charts, without electronic instruments or autopilots. They will hand-write their logs and determine the weather for themselves. Only occasionally will they talk to loved ones and the outside world when long-range high frequency and ham radios allow. It is now possible to race a monohull solo around the world in under 80 days, but sailors entered in this race will spend around 300 days at sea in little boats, challenging themselves and each other.
The 2018 Golden Globe Race will be a fitting tribute to the first edition and it’s winner, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

Golden Globe Race 2018

- Les Sables d’Olonne ist der Start- und Zielhafen der legendären Einhand-Regatta rund um die Welt, ohne Zwischenstop und ohne Assistenz: Der Golden Globe Race wurde im Jahre 1968 von Sir Robin Knox-Johnston gegründet. ;
- 18 kipper von 13 Länder ;
- 30 0000 milles non-stop ;

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