Boat and skipper required for Solo

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Boat and skipper required for Solo

Postby Bronzie » Wed 09/01/2019 1:14 pm

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Re: Boat and skipper required for Solo

Postby DeonH » Wed 09/01/2019 9:56 pm

Did you find the boat and the skipper, Bronzie?
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Re: Boat and skipper required for Solo

Postby Bronzie » Thu 10/01/2019 12:03 pm

No not yet, do you have one available by any chance?
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Re: Boat and skipper required for Solo

Postby Harryleo » Fri 18/01/2019 1:39 pm

What makes two-handed sailing so attractive to the best solo skippers, such as those who compete in the Volvo Ocean Race? There are as many answers as there are sailors. Some consider it a version of solo sailing where you can rest and have the advantage of not feeling completely alone. Others see it as a very different kind of challenge, that of building a team which is not just the sum of two personalities but a multiplication of the crew members’ individual abilities. One could say that two-handed sailing is like fully crewed sailing, except that there are fewer hands to do the work.

The boats that participated in the first Barcelona World Race appear to be the same as the ones found on the Vendée Globe start line: they all belong to Open 60’ IMOCA class, prepared for solo sailing. It’s true that they differ from the Vendée Globe boats in some minor respects. For example, the deck is designed to allow for simultaneous work by both crew members at crucial moments, while the interior has enough room to stock food for two people. But these are just details.
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Re: Boat and skipper required for Solo

Postby Harryleo » Sat 26/01/2019 4:21 pm

This is an around the world solo race that is totally unique and OPEN to all. Yes, there are yacht design limitations, unlike the first Golden Globe, as this is also a salute to Suhaili, but if there were not, it would become just another competition to see who can get the best sponsorship. This race has created something that the average sailing person worldwide (with commitment) can compete in. It is therefore truly an Open Race as it is not open in class, but truly Open to All. Entrants currently include young, old, experienced, amateur, professional, coastal, offshore, cruising and adventurous sailors from 15 countries.

This is a non-stop one-class race, so any entrant forced to make one stopover, or break the seal on their portable GPS chart plotter, will not be eligible for any official Golden Globe trophies, refund of entry fee or completion plaques, but can remain in the event, being moved to the ‘Chichester Class’. They will receive a ‘Chichester’ finishing plaque, provided they finish no later than 1500hrs on 22nd April 2019. Any entrant making two stops is disqualified.
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