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The Golden Globe Race is a race around the world, non-stop, single-handed, sailing the ancient way (without electronics or GPS, but with a sextant). Find the latest news and Tip & Shaft investigations on the subject.

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Cole Brauer: “I loved every moment of every single day”

On 7 March, aboard her Class40 First Light, Cole Brauer (29) became the first American female sailor to complete a non-stop round the world race (130 days), finishing second in the Golden Globe Solo Challenge behind France’s Philippe Delamare. This performance, combined with her enthusiasm, has made her a media phenomenon in the United States. Tip & Shaft spoke to her on Thursday.

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How the Golden Globe Race has changed between two editions

Sixteen solo sailors set off on Sunday from Les Sables d’Olonne for the second edition of the Golden Globe Race, an “old-school” solo round-the-world race. The first one was won in 2018-2019 by Jean-Luc Van den Heede. Tip & Shaft talks organization, rules, favorites, all about this GGR V 2.0  

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Golden Globe Race: How Don McIntyre converted his try

After a first edition won by Jean-Luc Van den Heede with five out of the seventeen competitors making it to the finish, the Golden Globe Race will return to Les Sables d’Olonne. The town and surrounding area renewed their partnership with the organiser Don McIntyre at the Nautic Boat Show in Paris. McIntyre, who has since then announced he is to organise another vintage race, the Ocean Globe Race, intends to step things up by 4th September 2022, when the second Golden Globe Race starts.

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Don McIntyre : “The next Golden Globe winner might be 21 or younger”

Don McIntyre is the founder, chairman and CEO of the Golden Globe Race. The charismatic, outspoken Australian adventurer and circumnavigator has realised many of his dreams over the course of his career. When he set out to replicate and honour the original Sunday Times Golden Globe Race 50 years after Sir Robin Knox Johnston became the first sailor to complete a solo non stop circumnavigation, he achieved a groundswell of support.

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Sir Robin Knox-Johnston: “People want more adventure now”

Fifty years after winning the Sunday Times Golden Globe Trophy race, becoming the first person to sail solo non stop around the world when he finished into Falmouth on April 22nd 1969 after 312 days at sea, Sir Robin Knox Johnston looks at the ‘new’ Golden Globe Race which is about to finish in to Les Sables d’Olonne.

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