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Marine Resources 2022 - LEADERBOARD

Global Solo Challenge - Do you qualify?

by Global Solo Challenge 6 Jun 12:41 PDT
A boat like several entered in the Global Solo Challenge © Global Solo Challenge

There must be thousands of sailors worldwide who dream of sailing around the world, non-stop and alone. Just you and your boat overcoming the elements and achieving one of the pinnacles of yachting aspiration.

Up until now, for most of us, the dream of taking part in a circumnavigational race or challenge has tended to remain just that, a dream. This is mainly because of the costs involved. You needed a vast amount of money to put into the project, and this ultimately meant, that this challenge was normally the preserve of professional sailors, many of whom were sponsored by large corporations.

The Global Solo Challenge is a more egalitarian and eco-friendly event, where the use of second-hand yachts is positively encouraged, and the size of the yachts is limited to what are generally reasonably priced boats.

So could you do it?

Reading the profiles of the skippers already entered, most of them have considerable sailing experience and are aware of the expertise, and mental and physical fortitude needed to survive this challenge on their own.

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