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Golden Globe Race

Golden Globe Race

Show news Celebrating offshore success and the CCA's awards
Latest Sail-World newsletter from David Schmidt in the USA
Posted on 25 Feb
Two Golden Globe Race sailors honoured
Recognised by the Cruising Club of America
Posted on 19 Feb
CCA announces winner of 2019 Blue Water Medal
Six-time solo circumnavigator to receive the Cruising Club of America's most prestigious medal
Posted on 13 Feb
Guy deBoer on the 2022 Golden Globe Race
An interview with Guy deBoer about his preparations for the 2022 Golden Globe Race
Posted on 4 Feb
Looking ahead to two great retro sailing races
Golden Globe Race 2022 and the 2023 Ocean Globe Race
Posted on 7 Jan
Les Sables d'Olonne set for 2022 Golden Globe Race
Signing of the agreement at the Paris Nautic with Don McIntyre
Posted on 12 Dec 2019
Three years to the start of the Golden Globe Race
2022 Notice of Race published
Posted on 18 Sep 2019
Les Sable d'Olonne to host 2022 Golden Globe Race
Confirmed as host start/finish port for the event
Posted on 11 Jul 2019
2023 Ocean Globe Race: The Whitbread Race is back!
This retro race reopens once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for ordinary sailors
Posted on 1 Jul 2019
Golden Globe Race 2019 overall
Final GGR finisher takes 5th place
Posted on 20 May 2019
Golden Globe Race day 322
Tapio Lehtinen takes 5th place
Posted on 19 May 2019
Golden Globe Race day 312
Now 1,100miles from the finish line
Posted on 9 May 2019
Celebrating Sir Robin and Earth Day
And a cleaner vision for our planet
Posted on 23 Apr 2019
Jean-Luc Van Den Heede crowned winner
2018 Golden Globe Race prize giving held in Falmouth
Posted on 23 Apr 2019
Sailor's salute Sir Robin
On 50 year anniversary of Golden Globe victory
Posted on 22 Apr 2019
Golden Globe Race day 284
Tapio Lehtinen crosses Equator
Posted on 11 Apr 2019
Two additional skippers complete the GGR 2018
Golden Globe Race podium complete at last
Posted on 26 Mar 2019
Golden Globe Race day 263
Istvan Kopar secures fourth place
Posted on 21 Mar 2019
Golden Globe Race day 260
Kopar was making 5.1knots, having managed to cover 120 miles
Posted on 18 Mar 2019
Golden Globe Race day 252
Uku Randmaa crossed the Les Sables d'Olonne finish line at 09:00 UTC today
Posted on 11 Mar 2019
Golden Globe Race day 249
Istvan Kopar escapes the Azores High and now 1,300 miles from finish
Posted on 7 Mar 2019
Golden Globe Race day 246
Uku Randmaa has had the wind gods wih him this past week
Posted on 4 Mar 2019
Golden Globe Race day 241
Uku Randmaa now within 1200 miles of finish
Posted on 27 Feb 2019
Golden Globe Race day 234
Third placed Estonian skipper Uku Randmaa has escaped disqualification
Posted on 20 Feb 2019
GGR 2018, SailGP's debut and the Caribbean 600
We modern humans live soft lives compared to the Golden Globe Race skippers
Posted on 19 Feb 2019
Golden Globe Race day 227
There has been good and bad news from third placed Uku Randmaa
Posted on 13 Feb 2019
Golden Globe Race day 218
Istvan Kopar now within 500 miles of 3rd placed Uku Randmaa
Posted on 4 Feb 2019
Golden Globe Race day 214
Mark Slats secures 2nd place finish
Posted on 1 Feb 2019
Sir Robin congratulates Golden Globe winner
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston travelled to Les Sables d'Olonne to congratulate Jean-Luc Van Den Heede
Posted on 30 Jan 2019
Jean-Luc Van Den Heede wins the GGR 2018
212 days and 5 hours to go around the world the old-fashioned way
Posted on 29 Jan 2019
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    The CCA also awarded the 2018 GGR Irish competitor Gregor McGuckin with the Rod Stephens Seamanship Trophy for his attempted rescue of fellow competitor Abhilash Tomy under jury rig.
    © Golden Globe Race
    Jean-Luc was surprised and honored with the distinction
    © Golden Globe Race
    The Cruising Club of America awarded GGR 2018-2019 winner Jean-Luc Van den Heede with the 2019 Blue Water Medal for his achievements in single-handed sailing, notably six solo circumnavigations
    © Christophe Favreau / GGR / PPL
    Golden Globe Race 2022 skipper Guy deBoer
    © Images courtesy of Guy deBoer Collection
    Golden Globe Race 2022 skipper Guy deBoer
    © Images courtesy of Guy deBoer Collection
    Guy deBoer's Tashiba 36, which he will sail in the Golden Globe Race 2022
    © Images courtesy of Guy deBoer Collection
    Guy deBoer at the helm ahead of the Golden Globe Race 2022
    © Images courtesy of Guy deBoer Collection
    Golden Globe Race chart 2022 final
    © Don McIntyre
    First female entrant in the 2022 GGR is 37 year old Kirsten Neuschäfer from Cape Town
    © Don McIntyre
    Another from South Africa is Jeremy Bagshaw (56) from Simon's Town
    © Don McIntyre
    The Vendée port of Les Sables d'Olonne - now a world centre for single-handed sailing
    © Alexandre Lamoureux
    Race Chairman Don McIntyre presenting the Royal Nomuka YC flag
    © Christophe Favreau / PPL / GGR
    The course for the 2022 Golden Globe Race with the addition of the Island of Trindade as a turning mark, and Cape Town as a second photo gate.
    © Don McIntyre
    Ramon Carlin's Mexican Swan 65 Sayula II, winner of the first Whitbread Race in 1973.
    © PPL Media
    Sleigh ride in the Southern Ocean, aboard Conny van Rietschoten's 1981/2 winning yacht Flyer.
    © Julian Fuller / PPL
    Start of the first Whitbread Race in 1973 with Chay Blyth's Great Britain II lined up against Eric Tabarly's Pen Duck IV
    © Bob Fisher / PPL
    Asteria was escorted the final 10 miles by Bernard Moitessier's famous French Golden Globe Race yacht Joshua.
    © Christophe Favreau / PPL / GGR
    Tapio Lehtinen and his yacht Asteria, finishing off Les Sables d'Olonne yesterday.
    © Christophe Favreau / PPL / GGR
    Media scrum: Lehtinen besieged by media and fellow Golden Globe race skippers wanting a word and to welcome him back
    © Christophe Favreau / PPL / GGR
    Bright and cheerful Tapio has enjoying his extended solo circumnavigation - Golden Globe Race
    © Peter Foerthmann / Windpilot and Les Gallagher / Fishpics / PPL
    Asteria's Windpilot windvane self steering has stood up well during this endurance adventure - Golden Globe Race
    © Peter Foerthmann / Windpilot and Les Gallagher / Fishpics / PPL
    Tapio Lehtinen and his Gaia 36 Asteria photographed 4 miles west of Faial Island in the Azores - Golden Globe Race, Day 312
    © Peter Foerthmann / Windpilot and Les Gallagher / Fishpics / PPL
    Positions at 08:00 UTC 09.05.19 - Golden Globe Race
    © Golden Globe Race
    Tapio taking advantage of the clear skies to take a Noon sun sight - Golden Globe Race
    © Peter Foerthmann / Windpilot and Les Gallagher / Fishpics / PPL
    Bright and cheerful Tapio is enjoying his extended solo circumnavigation - Golden Globe Race
    © Peter Foerthmann / Windpilot and Les Gallagher / Fishpics / PPL
    Tapio Lehtinen trails Suhaili by 678 miles in his virtual race against Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's solo circumnavigation record set in 1968/9
    © Golden Globe Race
    Winners with the GGR Perputual trophy made from wood salvaged from the original Suhaili. Left: Yannick Moreau - Mayor of Les Sables d'Olonne Aglomoration. Right: Don McIntyre, Chairman of the 2018 GGR - Golden Globe Race, Day 295
    © Tim Bishop / PPL / GGR
    Podium winners: left to right: Uku Randmaa (3rd) Jean-Luc Van Den Heede (1st) Mark Slats (2nd) - Golden Globe Race, Day 295
    © Tim Bishop / PPL / GGR
    2018-19 Golden Globe skippers pose stage for the awards ceremony at Les Sables D'Olonne, with Mayor Yannick Moureau, and Race Founder Don McIntyre - Golden Globe Race, Day 295
    © Tim Bishop / PPL / GGR
    Jean-Luc Van Den Heede enjoying the applause during the GGR prizegiving in Les Sables d'Olonne today - Golden Globe Race, Day 295
    © Tim Bishop / PPL / GGR