Rescue underway in Golden Globe Race:
The 2018 Golden Globe Race started for 17 skippers from Les Sables d’Olonne on July 1, marking the 50th anniversary of the Sunday Times Golden Globe solo non-stop round the world race in 1968-69.
A notable twist to the 2018 Golden Globe Race format is how entrants are restricted to using the same type of yachts and equipment that were available in that first race, which saw 17 skippers set forth in boats of 32 to 36 feet with wind vane self-steering and limited electronics.
The last few days have been particularly brutal on the 10 skippers still on the course. Here are the updates:
(September 21, 2018; Day 83) – Solo sailors in the 2018 Gol…
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Quantum Racing takes 2018 52 SUPER SERIES:
While Luna Rossa, the Italian America’s Cup Challengers of Record, won the final event of the 52 SUPER SERIES in 2018, it was Quantum Racing winning the overall title of the five event circuit. Full report and video.
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