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The Program

Jan 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

January – April 2020: Refitting and getting seaworthy.Reconditioning of motorRepairs to and re-building of interior modulesSourcing and fitting of equipment permitted for the GGR 2022, SSB Radio, weatherfax etcSourcing and fitting of windvane Sourcing and fitting additional charging systemsSourcing all safety equipment necessary for the GGR 2022May – December 2020: Time on the water! Testing of sail combinationsWaiting for lousy weather to test best storm sailing configurations …

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The Race

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The race is essentially a ‘retro’ event and the boats that the competitors may use have to conform to some basic design traits in order to keep the event true to it’s format. The LOA (or Length Overall) has to be between 32’ and 36’ (9.75m and 10.97m) It must have a full keel (as opposed to a fin keel) and the rudder must …

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The Boat

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I have selected a boat called an OE 32. The OE 32 was designed by a Swede called Olle Enderlein in 1971 and between 1973 and 1993, 200 of these beautiful double-enders were built in Sweden and Denmark. My boat’s name is Olleanna.  Olleanna is no stranger to the Golden Globe Race as she was entered into the Golden Globe Race in 2018 by …

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The Skipper

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I am a life long sailor having been introduced to the sport by my father at the tender age of 6. I graduated through various dinghies from Optimists to Lasers and Fireballs. After years of competitive dinghy sailing, my first introduction to offshore racing was as crew on a Lavranos designed Charger 33, an IOR racer, in the 1985 South Atlantic Race from Cape …

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