08 February 2016

Suhaili, Restoring a Legend, Golden Globe Race 2018, Sailing Videos

Suhaili - Restoring a Legend - Golden Globe Race 2018 - Suhaili and Sir Robin Knox Johnston are both living treasures in the sailing world. The first to sail solo non-stop around the world winning the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race. Both are preparing for the 50th Anniversary of that great adventure, to ceremonially cross the start line of the 2018 Golden Globe Race on 14th June 2018. (Published on Apr 21, 2015)

Hello Golden Globe - six weeks after the launch of the 2018 Golden Globe Race 50 sailors from 17 countries have expressed their intention to enter. From divers backgrounds with various reasons for entering, the race is now building to be a grand adventure. Six potential entrants introduce themselves in this video for the first time. (Published on Jun 10, 2015)

Hello Golden Globe, Part 2 - The 2018 Golden Globe Race received 25 paid up provisional Entries in the first nine weeks. The entry list is now full and a Wait List for up to 15 sailors is now open. Meet some of the entrants! Five special invitations are yet to be allocated bringing the final fleet to 30 sailors. Published on Sep 10, 2015 More info: goldengloberace.com and Golden Globe Race 2018McIntyre Adventure

"The Sunday Times Golden Globe Race was a non-stop, single-handed, round-the-world yacht race, held in 1968–1969, and was the first round-the-world yacht race. The race was controversial due to the failure by most competitors to finish the race and because of the suicide of one entrant; however, it ultimately led to the founding of the BOC Challenge and Vendée Globe round-the-world races, both of which continue to be successful and popular.

"The Golden Globe trophy was offered to the first person to complete an unassisted, non-stop single-handed circumnavigation of the world via the great capes, and a separate £5,000 prize was offered for the fastest single-handed circumnavigation. Nine sailors started the race; four retired before leaving the Atlantic Ocean. Of the five remaining, Chay Blyth, who had set off with absolutely no sailing experience, sailed past the Cape of Good Hope before retiring; Nigel Tetley sank with 1,100 nautical miles (2,000 km) to go while leading; Donald Crowhurst, who, in desperation, attempted to fake a round-the-world voyage to avoid financial ruin, began to show signs of mental illness, and then committed suicide; and Bernard Moitessier, who rejected the philosophy behind a commercialised competition, abandoned the race while in a strong position to win and kept sailing non-stop until he reached Tahiti after circling the globe one and a half times. Robin Knox-Johnston was the only entrant to complete the race, becoming the first person to sail single-handed and non-stop around the world. He was awarded both prizes, and later donated the £5,000 to a fund supporting Crowhurst's family." (Wikipedia)

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