Category Archives: Golden Globe race

DAY 263: Istvan Kopar secures 4th place in the Golden Globe Race

By | March 22, 2019

Dateline: 21/3/2019 Les Sables d’Olonne, France “This is the happiest day of my life…And this [Les Sables d’Olonne] is the best place to be…The Capital of offshore sailing.” He said on arrival at the dock. American Hungarian solo yachtsman Istvan Kopar finally reached the finish line off Les Sables d’Olonne, France at 13:58 UTC today… Read More »

Istvan Kopar due to reach Les Sables d’Olonne finish at 09:00 UTC on 21st March

By | March 19, 2019

MEDIA ALERT: Istvan Kopar due to reach Les Sables d’Olonne finish at 09:00 UTC on 21st March Dateline: 18/03/2019 Les Sables d’Olonne, France Day 260: At 04:00 UTC today, American/Hungarian Istvan Kopar and his Tradewind 35 yacht Puffin was within 250 miles of the finish line and expected to reach Les Sables d’Olonne around 09:00… Read More »

Uku Randmaa now within 1200 miles of finish

By | March 1, 2019

Day 241 – Uku Randmaa now within 1,200 miles of the finish. ETA in Les Sables d’Olonne 11-12th March  Istvan Kopar stalled in calms Barnacles slow Tapio Lehtinen in his virtual race against Suhaili Mark Slats receives a hero’s welcome home American philanthropist steps in to support salvage of Gregor McGuckin’s yacht GGR prizegiving programme… Read More »

Uku Randmaa handed 72 hour penalty

By | February 21, 2019

Day 234 – Uku Randmaa handed 72 hour penalty for weather routing violation Istvan Kopar suffers broken tiller – now down to his emergency rudder Tapio Lehtinen neck-and-neck in virtual race against Suhaili Dateline: 14:00 UTC  – 20/02/2019 Les Sables d’Olonne. France A 16-minute recording of the radio communication was received at Race HQ yesterday (19th… Read More »

Golden Globe – the race for 3rd continues

By | February 14, 2019

Day 227 – The Race for 3rd continues Uku Randmaa overcomes rigging failure and sliced finger, but sees lead over Istvan Kopar shrink Kopar struggling with emergency steering and health issues Tapio Lehtinen makes most ground after rounding Cape Horn but now faces a fishing blockade and calms Dateline: 14:00 UTC  – 13/02/2019 Les Sables d’Olonne.… Read More »

Day 218 – The race for 3rd

By | February 5, 2019

Dateline: 16:00 UTC  – 04/02/2019 Les Sables d’Olonne. France Istvan Kopar now within 500 miles of 3rd placed Uku Randmaa Uku running out of food with 3,100 miles to the finish Tapio Lehtinen due to round Cape Horn this week J-L Van Den Heede and Mark Slats struggle with life ashore… As Jean-Luc Van Den… Read More »