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Golden Globe Race

Golden Globe Race

Show news 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
Golden Globe Race day 198
Mark Slats cuts lead to 49 miles, but is on emergency desalinator
Posted on 15 Jan
British solo yachtsman Robin Davie located
Tacked out into Atlantic well out of radio range
Posted on 12 Jan
All Ships Alert for missing yachtsman Robin Davie
Three days overdue on 300 mile passage from Les Sables d'Olonne to Falmouth
Posted on 11 Jan
Golden Globe Race 2018 nears the finishing line
Golden Globe Race 2018 nears the finishing line
Posted on 8 Jan
Golden Globe Race - Day 190
Van Den Heede serves 18 hour penalty, Mark Slats closes to within 417 miles
Posted on 8 Jan
GGR Day 185 - Istvan Kopar rounds Cape Horn
Istvan Kopar rounds Cape Horn
Posted on 3 Jan
GGR Day 173: Longest day in the Southern Ocean
Uku Randmaa rounds Cape Horn
Posted on 21 Dec 2018
GGR Day 164: Jean-Luc's lead cut by 154 miles
Istvan escapes one storm only to risk running into another
Posted on 17 Dec 2018
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    The Joshua One-design class yacht being developed for the 2022 Golden Globe Race
    © Event Media
    All the Golden Globe Race skippers bar Kevin Fairbrother will all be attending the GGR Prize giving celebrations in Les Sables d'Olonne over the Easter Weekend.
    © Christophe Favreau / PPL / GGR
    Results - Golden Globe Race
    © Event Media
    Tapio Lehtinen finally crossed the Equator on Tuesday have sat becalmed within 9 miles of the line for three days. The Finn now has 2,998 miles to the finish and is expected to return to Les Sables d'Olonne late May.
    © Event Media
    Istvan Kopar and his Tradewind 35 Puffin heading towards the Les Sables d'Olonne finish line today - 2019 Golden Globe Race
    © Jane Zhou / GGR / PPL
    Istvan Kopar umping for joy as Puffin crosses the finish line - 2019 Golden Globe Race
    © Jane Zhou / GGR / PPL
    The crowds turn out in force on the dockside to welcome Kopar home - 2019 Golden Globe Race
    © Jane Zhou / GGR / PPL
    Istvan Kopar acknowledges the warm welcome on his return - 2019 Golden Globe Race
    © Jane Zhou / GGR / PPL
    Sir Robin Knox-Johnston pictured by Bill Rowntree on April 22 1969 at the finish of the original Sunday Times Golden Globe Race. Sir Robin, now 80, recounts his story on BBC Radio 4
    © Bill Rowntree / PPL
    Position of skippers at 04:00 UTC 18.03.19 - Golden Globe Race
    © Golden Globe Race
    Istvan Kopar and his Tradewind 35 Puffin making good progress towards the Les Sables d'Olonne finish line today - Golden Globe Race
    © Christophe Favreau / PPL / GGR
    This will be Istvan's second circumnavigation - and probably the toughest - Golden Globe Race
    © Jessie Martin / PPL / GGR
    Relative position of Istvan Kopar and Tapio Lehtinen and in the North and South Atlantic at 04:00 UTC today - Golden Globe Race
    © Golden Globe Race
    Big seas at the finish. An hour before, Randmaa reported that a rain squall had created white-out conditions. He could not see further than the bows of his boat - Golden Globe Race, Day 252
    © Jane Zhou / GGR / PPL
    Les Sables d'Olonne in sight! One and All reaching down towards the finish line under a reefed genoa - Golden Globe Race, Day 252
    © Jane Zhou / GGR / PPL
    The biggest welcome came from Uku's wife Maibi and their twin sons Thor and Orm - Golden Globe Race, Day 252
    © Jane Zhou / GGR / PPL
    Thousands lined the harbour walls as Randmaa arrived in Les Sables d'Olonne - Golden Globe Race, Day 252
    © Jane Zhou / GGR / PPL
    Champagne moment: `This has been my biggest dream` - Golden Globe Race, Day 252
    © Jane Zhou / GGR / PPL
    Uku Randmaa - Praying for Pizza at the finish. It will be his first square meal since rounding Cape Horn 6 weeks ago - Golden Globe Race
    © Christophe Favreau / PPL / GGR
    Relative positions of Uku Randmaa and Istvan Kopar in the North Atlantic at 0800 UTC today - Golden Globe Race
    © Golden Globe Race
    Uku Randmaa will carry 65 hour 40 minute time penalty to the finish - Golden Globe Race, Day 234
    © Christophe Favreau / PPL / GGR
    Istvan Kopar - steering problems have increased during the past week - Golden Globe Race, Day 234
    © Christophe Favreau / PPL / GGR
    Tapio Lehtinen - barnacles a fast growing issue on his yacht Asteria - Golden Globe Race, Day 234
    © Jessie Martin / PPL / GGR
    Position of skippers at 13:00 UTC - Golden Globe Race, Day 234
    © Event Media
    Uku Randmaa - still smiling despite a badly cut finger - Golden Globe Race, Day 227
    © Christophe Favreau / PPL / GGR
    Tapio Lehtinen - facing a massive fleet of trawlers ahead of him - Golden Globe Race, Day 227
    © Event Media
    Istvan Kopar now wearing a harness day and night to avoid tripping over new emergency tiller and falling overboard - Golden Globe Race, Day 227
    © Jessie Martin / PPL / GGR
    Position of skippers at 08:00 UTC - Golden Globe Race, Day 227
    © Event Media
    Relative positions of Uku Randmaa and Istvan Kopar at 08:00 UTC today - Golden Globe Race, Day 227
    © Event Media
    Uku Randmaa - back up to speed after a week of frustrating calms - Golden Globe Race, Day 218
    © Christophe Favreau / PPL / GGR