GGR Village opens today
Team members from Boatshed.com were at the opening of the Golden Globe Race village today in Les Sables d’Olonne, France.
The opening ceremony marks two weeks of public festivities for the impressive race village prior to the start of Golden Globe Race 2022.
Race start is 4th September 2022.
What is the GGR ?
30,000 MILES… NON-STOP… ALONE… NO OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE....
Like the original Sunday Times event, the 2022 Golden Globe Race is very simple: Depart from Les Sables-d’Olonne, France on September 4th, 2022 and sail solo, non-stop around the world, via the five Great Capes and return to Les Sables-d’Olonne.
Entrants are limited to sailing similar yachts and equipment to what was available to Sir Robin in that first race. That means sailing without modern technology or the benefit of satellite-based navigation aids.
Competitors must sail in production boats between 32ft and 36ft overall (9.75 – 10.97m) designed prior to 1988 that have a full-length keel with rudder attached to their trailing edge. These yachts are heavily built, strong and sturdy, similar in concept to Sir Robin’s 32ft vessel Suhaili.
Boatshed.com are proud to be sponsoring the 2022 event as they did 4 years ago.
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