Suhaili escorted in to Les Sables d’Olonne by a flotilla of yachts representing the French section of the Cruising Association
STARTED: JULY 1ST, 2018
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June 26th 2018 11:08 AMFrancesco Cappelletti
Francesco Cappelletti working with friends and volunteers on getting his boat ‘007’ ready to race!
June 25th 2018 08:37 AMOlonnois racing
Skippers raced each other aboard ‘Olonnois’ boats in front of Les Sables d’Olonne yesterday – each GGR skipper was paired with an Olonnois boat and their owner, for a fun race around the buoys. Jean-Luc van den Heede first place, Susie Goodall second & Istvan Kopar third place.
June 24th 2018 11:27 AMSusie Goodall
Susie Goodall at the skippers presentation – each skipper was introduced to Les Sables d’Olonne, where they also spoke about a personal object they would be taking with them around the world. Susie assures us she now knows how to use binoculars! 🙂
June 23rd 2018 12:56 PMJimmy Cornell
Prolific author and sailor Jimmy Cornell, flew to the Golden Globe race office to generously gift all of the GGR skippers with a copy of Cornell’s Ocean Atlas.
June 22nd 2018 09:30 AMSusie Goodall receives green card
All competitors in the GGR must pass rigorous safety standards before they are issued a ‘green card’ which allows them to actually race. Susie Goodall was the first to pass all of the tests, highlighting her focus and determination.
June 21st 2018 02:58 PMDon McIntyre & Frank Huyghe
Don McIntyre, Golden Globe Race founder with Frank Huyghe from Ralf Tech, GGR official timer.
June 20th 2018 03:12 PMJoshua arrives at Les Sables d’Olonne
The sailing vessel ‘Joshua’ arrived in Les Sables d’Olonne today, the boat famously owned and sailed by Frenchman Bernard Moitessier.
June 19th 2018 09:41 AMSafety Briefing at GGR HQ
A full day of safety briefings at the Golden Globe race office. Don McIntyre discussing everything from dismasting to ship-to-ship transfers and general safety at sea. All GGR entrants carry the highest standard of safety equipment, as well as training in the latest safety & medical procedures before departure.
June 18th 2018 08:29 AMSuhaili arrives in Les Sables d’Olonne
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston arrived in Les Sables d’Olonne aboard his beautiful ship Suhaili, to a warm and enthusiastic crowd of onlookers yesterday afternoon.
June 17th 2018 12:03 PMMark Slats first to arrive
Mark Slats and his crew aboard Ohpen Maverick were first to arrive into Les Sables d’Olonne. The Golden Globe starts on July 1st.