GGR 2022 CLASS II

 Be 1 of only 10 to race a JOSHUA GGOD in the 2022 GGR

Bernard Moitessier set out from Plymouth on August 22nd 1968 in the original Sunday Times Golden Globe race. The Host Port/country will be announced on August 22, 2019.

Invitations for the 2022 GGR are now open!

Applications for an invitation to compete in the 2022 Golden Globe Race are now available four years ahead of the start.  A new Class of strict One Design steel replicas of Bernard Moitessier’s famous Golden Globe yacht JOSHUA has been added for the next edition. Current 2018 style yachts will sail in the SUHAILI Class.

The events start in a UK port on August 15th 2022 when GGR entrants assemble ahead of a SITraN Challenge Race bound for a port in France, starting on Sunday 21st August 2022. This date commemorates the anniversary of Bernard Moitessier setting off in the original Sunday Times Golden Globe from Plymouth England on August 22nd 1968. The Golden Globe Race will start from a port in France on Sunday 11th Sept 2022. There will be an Overall Line Honors winner and first in class winners.

“With hundreds of enquiries from sailors around the world interested in the 2022 Golden Globe, we need to give early notice of our plans. The 2018 Golden Globe has just begun and the Southern Ocean awaits their arrival and already we have around 70 sailors seriously looking at 2022”. Said Don McIntyre Founder and Organizer of the GGR. “ These men and women from countries across the globe have been inspired by the core values of this very special adventure and recreation of the original GGR 50 years ago”

Whilst the proven formula of the 2018 Notice of Race will remain substantially the same, there are some additions for this third running of the Golden Globe. Sailors will require at least 4000 Ocean sailing miles before applying for an invitation to compete. Only 20 entries are available for the SUHAILI class with up to 10 available for the JOSHUA CLASS. Another FIVE special invitations may be awarded. A limit of seven entries from any one country is set. A new CAPE TOWN film Drop has been added to the course. An extra 1000 mile non-stop solo qualifying voyage in the GGR entered yacht, using only celestial navigation is required on top of the previous minimum 8000 ocean miles and a further 2000 solo miles. Entry fee is AU$16,000.

“The addition of a JOSHUA Class sailed in all new steel replicas is an exciting prospect that may attract a new class of sailor who prefers to buy new, rather than go through a sometimes expensive and lengthy refit on an older boat.”  Said Don McIntyre…”This is quite apart from the challenge of sailing in the footsteps of Bernard Moitessier.  I am looking forward to sailing one in 2022!”

All JOSHUAS are built in Turkey by ASBOAT for McIntyre Adventure ltd. Details and full specifications and prices are at www.Joshuagg.com .

The 2022 Preliminary Notice of Race can be downloaded from the opening page of  www.GoldenGlobeRace.com. . Applications for an invitation to compete are available by emailing Hello@GoldenGlobeRace.com.

The JOSHUA GGOD is available to purchase now. The first three Yachts are heavily discounted. Deliveries will be approx. 14 months from order with up to four yachts per year Production capacity. First 10 Joshua owners are Guaranteed an entry into the 2022 Race, subject to meeting the entry requirements.

 

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***Circa 22nd April 1969: Robin Knox-Johnston waving aboard his 32ft yacht SUHAILI off Falmouth, England after becoming the first man to sail solo non-stop around the globe. Knox-Johnston was the sole finisher in the Sunday Times Golden Globe solo round the world race, having set out from Falmouth, England on 14th June 1968 aboard his tiny 32ft ketch Suhaili. It was a time when the Flat Earth Society was still in existence, and even seasoned yachtsman thought it to be an impossible feat. For everyone else it was; Robin was the sole finisher among 9 starters to complete this 30,000 mile supreme endurance race, organised by the Sunday Times newspaper.