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The Wishlist

Being a ‘retro’ race, acquiring all the items needed to comply with the race rules is not as simple as walking into a chandlery and ordering them! I may not take any electronic items on board at all, with the exception of a digital camera (as long as it does not have GPS capability!) So …

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The Program

January – April 2020: Refitting and getting seaworthy. Reconditioning of motor Repairs to and re-building of interior modules Sourcing and fitting of equipment permitted for the GGR 2022, SSB Radio, weatherfax etc Sourcing and fitting of windvane  Sourcing and fitting additional charging systems Sourcing all safety equipment necessary for the GGR 2022 May – December …

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The Race

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 …

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The Boat

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 …

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The Skipper

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 …

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