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Two months to start of Golden Globe Race

Skippers are working feverishly to complete their preparations

American Istvan Kopar sets out on transatlantic crossing; 5 more yachts launched and 4 more are imminent.

Entries: 19 sailors from 13 countries – France 4, Britain 3, Australia 2, and one each from Estonia, Finland, Ireland, India, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Russia and USA

Suhaili 50 Falmouth Parade of sail celebrations take shape. Lively Lady team confirm participation. Cruising Association flotillas plan to escort Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Suhaili into Falmouth and Les Sables d’Olonne

 Media opportunities to interview Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and join GGR skippers for the SITraN Challenge Race from Falmouth to Les Sables d’Olonne

Dateline May 2 2018 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France

With just 2 months to the start of the Golden Globe Race from Les Sables d’Olonne on July 1st, skippers are working feverishly to complete their preparations ready to take part in the Suhaili 50 Falmouth Parade of Sail celebrations between 11-14th June.

French skippers Antoine Cousot (Métier Intérim) and Jean-Luc Van Den Heede (Matmut) have just had their boats baptised and are now busy sailing; Ertan Beskardes (GBR) has reached Vigo with just the Bay of Biscay to cross before reaching Falmouth during his long solo delivery voyage from Sardinia.

Istvan Kopar (USA/Hungary) set sail from Oyster Bay New York on April 29 at the start of his long transatlantic voyage to the start – visit; Australian Kevin Farebrother now has his Tradewind 35 Sagarmatha sailing out of Les Sables d’Olonne and was joined last week by Philippe Péché (FRA) after making a 2-day solo passage to test his wind vane self-steering system.


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