Golden Globe Race Meet The Skippers – they are raring to go. 30 sailors – 30,000 miles – non-stop – alone
Celebrating 50 years since Sir Robin Knox-Johnston became the first person to sail round the world single handed without stopping.
These skippers are going back in time to race again in similar boats, navigating by the sun and the stars.
No modern equipment. No GPS. They will be alone at sea for nine months. It’s a passion, a dream. More people have climbed Mount Everest or been into space than have sailed round the world single-handed.
All of them will sail solo, non-stop around the world, via the five Great Capes leaving from Les Sables d’Olonne on Sunday July 1, 2018
Entrants in the Gold Globe Race are limited to sailing similar yachts and equipment to what was available to Sir Robin in that first race.
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.
Streamline Productions will be filming them. From start to finish.
The Skippers got together at the Boat Show in France 8 December 2017 to talk their amazing voyage. Streamline interviewed them there.
Good luck to all for the sail-off in 1st July 2018
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