Global Solo Challenge

America’s Peter Bourke: ‘Imagine’ Sailing Around the World

5/11/2022 – by Dave Proctor – GSC – When I spoke to American Global Solo Challenge (GSC) entrant Peter Bourke, he told me that he had recently acquired a secondhand Finot-Conq designed Open 40 for the challenge. Built by JMV Industries in France in 2001, this design of boat is predominantly built of carbon composites and has proven to be really exceptional in terms of performance, quality and realiability. A fast pure-bred racing yacht with good upwind performance, this yacht will undoubtably be one of the quicker yachts that leave from A Coruña in the Autumn of this year, and given that the […]

Global Solo Challenge

Conquering the globe, one wave at a time: Meet the Heroes of the Global Solo Challenge 2023

5/12/2023 – The sea is often seen as the final frontier of man’s conquest over nature. The twenty-four brave participants of the Global Solo Challenge 2023 are proof of this enduring allure. Departing from the historic maritime city of A Coruña, Spain, between August and September 2023, these seafarers are about to embark on an adventure of a lifetime, testing their mental and physical stamina in the ultimate solo sailing challenge. They are showcasing the thrill of solo sailing the Olympics neglecting even a short version of it. The Global Solo Challenge isn’t just a race; it’s a testament to […]

Global Solo Challenge

Global Solo Challange Heros In the making

54 Total Entries 23 Active Entries # Name Surname Boat LOA Nationality Status 54 Curt Morlock Open 60 60 USA Full Entry 52 Ronnie Simpson Open 50 50 USA Full Entry 51 David Linger Class40 40 USA Full Entry 45 Édouard De Keyser Solaire 34 34 BEL Full Entry 42 Riccardo Tosetto Class40 40 ITA Full Entry 41 Robert Scharr Enfant Perdu 39 FRA Full Entry 40 William MacBrien Class40 50 CAN Full Entry 37 Juan Merediz Class40 40 ESP Full Entry 35 François Gouin Class40 40 FRA Full Entry 33 Lloyd Davey B42 42 GBR Full Entry 32 Henry […]

37th America's Cup

What’s happening in the America’s Cup

4/16/2023 – The announcement of the first pre-regatta to be held in the beautiful Catalan seaside port of Vilanova i la Geltrú from the 14th-17th September 2023 was the month’s big news from an organizational standpoint and certainly sharpened the minds and training regimes of all America’s Cup teams.  Sailing will be aboard the team’s AC40s in strict one-design mode and will offer visiting spectators and a global streaming audience a first glimpse of the teams going head-to-head in competition. Shoreside, Vilanova i la Geltrú is getting ready to welcome the America’s Cup world with ample viewing opportunities afforded across […]