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Golden Globe Race

Golden Globe Race

Show news Les Sable d'Olonne to host 2022 Golden Globe Race
Confirmed as host start/finish port for the event
Posted on 11 Jul
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
Golden Globe Race 2019 overall
Final GGR finisher takes 5th place
Posted on 20 May
Golden Globe Race day 322
Tapio Lehtinen takes 5th place
Posted on 19 May
Golden Globe Race day 312
Now 1,100miles from the finish line
Posted on 9 May
Celebrating Sir Robin and Earth Day
And a cleaner vision for our planet
Posted on 23 Apr
Jean-Luc Van Den Heede crowned winner
2018 Golden Globe Race prize giving held in Falmouth
Posted on 23 Apr
Sailor's salute Sir Robin
On 50 year anniversary of Golden Globe victory
Posted on 22 Apr
Golden Globe Race day 284
Tapio Lehtinen crosses Equator
Posted on 11 Apr
Two additional skippers complete the GGR 2018
Golden Globe Race podium complete at last
Posted on 26 Mar
Golden Globe Race day 263
Istvan Kopar secures fourth place
Posted on 21 Mar
Golden Globe Race day 260
Kopar was making 5.1knots, having managed to cover 120 miles
Posted on 18 Mar
Golden Globe Race day 252
Uku Randmaa crossed the Les Sables d'Olonne finish line at 09:00 UTC today
Posted on 11 Mar
Golden Globe Race day 249
Istvan Kopar escapes the Azores High and now 1,300 miles from finish
Posted on 7 Mar
Golden Globe Race day 246
Uku Randmaa has had the wind gods wih him this past week
Posted on 4 Mar
Golden Globe Race day 241
Uku Randmaa now within 1200 miles of finish
Posted on 27 Feb
Golden Globe Race day 234
Third placed Estonian skipper Uku Randmaa has escaped disqualification
Posted on 20 Feb
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
Golden Globe Race day 227
There has been good and bad news from third placed Uku Randmaa
Posted on 13 Feb
Golden Globe Race day 218
Istvan Kopar now within 500 miles of 3rd placed Uku Randmaa
Posted on 4 Feb
Golden Globe Race day 214
Mark Slats secures 2nd place finish
Posted on 1 Feb
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
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
Van Den Heede wins Golden Globe Race
Huge welcome for Frenchman back in Les Sables d'Olonne
Posted on 29 Jan
Mark Slats faces Golden Globe Race time penalty
For a breach of satellite communication rules
Posted on 28 Jan
Golden Globe Race day 211
The weather in the Bay of Biscay is forecast to moderate today
Posted on 28 Jan
Golden Globe Race day 208
Second placed Mark Slats trails 412 miles astern
Posted on 25 Jan
Tales of two circumnavigation races
Spindrift 2 begins a Jules Verne attempt as the GGR 2018 nears its end
Posted on 22 Jan
Golden Globe Race day 204
Kopar's challenge for 3rd place runs out of steam
Posted on 21 Jan
Boiling down the miles in the GGR 2018
Blistering uphill speeds of 4.9 knots
Posted on 15 Jan
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    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
    Susie Goodall receives the Kay Cottee Trophy from Yannick Moreau and Don McIntyre - Golden Globe Race, Day 295
    © Tim Bishop / PPL / GGR
    Bill Rowntree is still documenting Sir Robin's journey 50 years on.
    © Bill Rowntree / PPL Media
    Photographer Bill Rowntree is in Falmouth after capturing Sir Robin's return 50 years ago
    © Bill Rowntree / PPL Media
    Sir Robin pictured in 1969 crossing the finish line in Golden Globe Race
    © Bill Rowntree / PPL Media
    Bill pictured photographing Sir Robin in Falmouth.
    © Bill Rowntree / PPL Media
    Bill's friendship with Sir Robin allowed him to go behind-the-scenes.
    © PPL Media
    Bill was on the water to capture Sir Robin's triumphant homecoming in 1969.
    © Bill Rowntree / PPL Media
    Helicopter arrival sunday - Golden Globe Race
    © Bill Rowntree / PPL Media
    Sir Robin pictured in 1969 crossing the finish line in Golden Globe Race
    © Bill Rowntree / PPL Media
    Smoking sunday mirror bill rowntree - Golden Globe Race
    © Bill Rowntree / PPL Media