Golden Globe Race starts: 16 sailors prepare for 9 month isolation

The 2022 Golden Globe Race, the ‘retro’ race inspired by the first non-stop solo around the world race in 1968, set off for its second modern-day running today. 220426 – Lorient – Entrainement pour la Golden Globe Race 2022, skipper : Damien Guillou ©Yann Riou – polaRYSE / PRB Sixteen sailors – 15 men, and […]

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Alex Thomson backs ‘rookie’ Canada ocean racing campaign 

Alex Thomson is supporting newcomer Scott Shawyer and Canada Ocean Racing in his goal to reach the 2028 Vendée Globe When solo ocean racing skipper Alex Thomson announced that he was stepping aside from competitive sailing after the 2020 Vendée Globe, he didn’t give many clues as to what he was going to do next. […]

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Sailing the Gambier archipelago

  The Gambier archipelago enchants solo cruiser Charlotte Guillemot and photographer Julien Girardot I didn’t expect to see it. I was on watch, on my 23rd day at sea, when the island of Mangareva appeared in the distance in front of my bow. I looked up, white sea birds were whistling as they swirled around […]

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What you need to know to head out to sea alone

Professional solo racer, Pip Hare, brings us this guide to solo sailing, providing top hints and tips for your first big passage alone Solo sailing may seem daunting at first, but if you regularly sail with a novice crew, you’re probably already going through the motions of a solo sailor without even knowing it. The […]

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