Category Archives: Golden Globe race

Golden Globe: The final five

By | December 18, 2018

Day 170: Jean-Luc Van Den Heede is living the slogan, to finish first, first you must finish. After gaining the Golden Globe Race lead over four months ago as the fleet descended the South Atlantic, he has been forced to restrain his Rustler 36 Matmut ever since sustaining mast damage during a storm 1,900 miles… Read More »

The Ethos of Adventure

By | December 10, 2018

Golden Globe Race founder Don McIntyre is under scrutiny. Following the start of 17 solo skippers on July 1 for this innovate contest, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Sunday Times Golden Globe solo non-stop round the world race in 1968-69, the attrition count continues to climb. A notable twist to the format is… Read More »

Day 160 – Susie Goodall rescued

By | December 10, 2018

Joyous ending to 50 hour nightmare in the Southern Ocean. Goodall now heading for Punta Arenas, Chile. ETA 14th December. Dateline 10:00 UTC  08.12.2018 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France. The crew of the Hong Kong registered cargo ship MV Tian Fu successfully rescued the distressed British yachtswoman Susie Goodall on Friday, some 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn… Read More »

Susie Goodall rescue update

By | December 7, 2018

British yachtswoman Susie Goodall remains safe and secure aboard her yacht DHL Starlight after being pitchpoled and dismasted in the Southern Ocean some 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn yesterday. Overnight, Chilean rescue authorities have tasked another ship, the 38,000 ton Hong Kong registered bulk carrier MV Tian Fu bound from China to Modran, Argentina, to… Read More »

Day 155: The Race is On!

By | December 4, 2018

Dateline 14:00 UTC  03.12. 2018 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France. This takes account of the 18-hour penalty that Van Den Heede must serve before crossing the line for using his satellite phone for non-safety purposes after suffering mast damage to his Rustler 36 Matmut four weeks ago. Since then, the 73-year old Frenchman has climbed… Read More »

Golden Globe – Day 135

By | November 14, 2018

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede  facing fresh storm. Mark Slats has closed the gap on the race leader by 500 miles this week. Uku Randmaa and Tapio Lehtinen dive to clear barnacles. Mark Sinclair is running short of water. Dateline 12:00 UTC  13.11.2018 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France. The 73-year old veteran is now within 1,300… Read More »

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede given 18 hour time penalty for improper use of GGR satellite phone

By | November 12, 2018

Dateline 09:00 UTC 09.11.2018 – Hobart, Tasmania BACKGROUND On Nov.6th at 0200hrs French solo yachtsman Jean-Luc Van Den Heede, the current Golden Globe Race leader, rang GGR organisers to advise that his yacht Matmut had sustained mast damage, that all was OK, and that he intended to sail for Chile when conditions improved. Race Officials… Read More »

Susie Goodall 4th at Hobart film gate

By | November 1, 2018

Dateline 12:00 UTC  31.10.2018 – Hobart, Tasmania 29-year old Golden Globe Race skipper Susie Goodall made good use of her time in Hobart to repair her wind vane self-steering and dive to clear barnacles clinging to the bottom of her Rustler 36 yacht DHL Starlight. She remained at anchor for 12 hours, using the opportunity… Read More »