Global solo challenge 2027-2028

Achieving the dream

Around the world
Single-handed
Non-stop
By the three great capes
With a unique format
Budget friendly
Environmentally conscious
Second edition 2027-2028

Around the world
Single-handed
Non-stop
By the three great capes
With a unique format
Budget friendly
Environmentally conscious
Second edition 2027-2028

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Marco Nannini

Tuesday July 23rd at 12:30 I am excited to invite you to the Real Club Náutico de Vigo for the presentation of the 2027-2028 edition of the Global Solo Challenge from its new host city of Vigo and its new host port and partner, the Real Club Náutico de Vigo. The RCNV will be represented by its President and its Commodore with the attendance of representatives of local and regional authorities and entities including the Concello de Vigo, the Xunta de Galicia, the Diputación de Pontevedra, the Autoridad Portuaria de Vigo, the Armada Española, the Agencia Turismo de Galicia, the Real federación Gallega de Vela, the Cofradía Europea de la Vela as well as members of the press and of the public. This presentation marks an important milestone in the development of the Global Solo Challenge following the success of the first edition which saw a tremendous following, especially online, gathering interest from around the world. The move to Vigo will offer the opportunity to establish a closer involvement with the host city and community as well as greater participation in person from the public thanks to the naturally protected waters of the Ria de Vigo, sheltered by the Islas

Marco Nannini

At 16:32 local time, July 3rd, after over 277 days from his departure on September 30th last year, Louis Robein has crossed the finish line of the 2023-2024 Global Solo Challenge taking 7th place. A beautiful early summer day with clear skies and a pleasant afternoon breeze created a beautiful backdrop to celebrate Louis’ incredible achievement. Sporting a t-shirt reading “Never underestimate an old man who likes sailing” it was a very proud moment for family, friend, supporters and for the French skipper who has conquered the hearts of a vast public with perseverance and determination through a multitude of setbacks. He once again thanked the generosity of those who helped him after his grounding in the Tierra del Fuego which nearly put an end to his circumnavigation. Louis managed to make essential repairs and restart from Ushuaia whist spring was already giving way to Autumn and it was already showing. He continued his journey north and patiently dealt with tropical calms, light winds around the azores, torn sails and diminishing rations and too little fuel left to produce enough electricity to use the autopilot in light airs when slow speeds had rendered the hydrogenerator inefficient. He arrived in A

Marco Nannini

The wind went from strong to very light, giving Louis the chance to deal with his torn headsail, he changed from his genoa to his staysail, the smaller sail he had used in the southern seas. The sail change took place in the midst of the shipping traffic off the coast of Portugal which required extra caution and for a few hours Louis opted to sail back on himself in safe waters whilst tending to the sails. He also had to deal with some problems with a mainsail slug getting stuck in the mast. Now he’s finally ready to take on the last stretch to the finish and with just 130 miles to go his arrival is imminent, although it will all be upwind. I think an arrival on the morning of the 2nd of July is the most likely scenario but we will post updates if this will change. We will be welcoming Louis into the bay of A Coruna live streaming both on our Facebook channel as well as Instagram. Please join us online to give Louis a hero’s welcome.

Marco Nannini

Milestone after milestone, mile after mile, Louis Robein is closer to completing his extraordinary circumnavigation with now less than 2000 miles to go. Louis will soon be sailing out of the North East trade winds and will have to deal with the light winds associated with the Azores high although the overall picture does not look too bad for Louis who hopefully will be able to press on without too much time lost in windless calms. We follow Louis daily and are so happy to see him closing in towards the finish.

Marco Nannini

Tuesday July 23rd at 12:30 I am excited to invite you to the Real Club Náutico de Vigo for the presentation of the 2027-2028 edition of the Global Solo Challenge from its new host city of Vigo and its new host port and partner, the Real Club Náutico de Vigo. The RCNV will be represented by its President and its Commodore with the attendance of representatives of local and regional authorities and entities including the Concello de Vigo, the Xunta de Galicia, the Diputación de Pontevedra, the Autoridad Portuaria de Vigo, the Armada Española, the Agencia Turismo de Galicia, the Real federación Gallega de Vela, the Cofradía Europea de la Vela as well as members of the press and of the public. This presentation marks an important milestone in the development of the Global Solo Challenge following the success of the first edition which saw a tremendous following, especially online, gathering interest from around the world. The move to Vigo will offer the opportunity to establish a closer involvement with the host city and community as well as greater participation in person from the public thanks to the naturally protected waters of the Ria de Vigo, sheltered by the Islas

Marco Nannini

At 16:32 local time, July 3rd, after over 277 days from his departure on September 30th last year, Louis Robein has crossed the finish line of the 2023-2024 Global Solo Challenge taking 7th place. A beautiful early summer day with clear skies and a pleasant afternoon breeze created a beautiful backdrop to celebrate Louis’ incredible achievement. Sporting a t-shirt reading “Never underestimate an old man who likes sailing” it was a very proud moment for family, friend, supporters and for the French skipper who has conquered the hearts of a vast public with perseverance and determination through a multitude of setbacks. He once again thanked the generosity of those who helped him after his grounding in the Tierra del Fuego which nearly put an end to his circumnavigation. Louis managed to make essential repairs and restart from Ushuaia whist spring was already giving way to Autumn and it was already showing. He continued his journey north and patiently dealt with tropical calms, light winds around the azores, torn sails and diminishing rations and too little fuel left to produce enough electricity to use the autopilot in light airs when slow speeds had rendered the hydrogenerator inefficient. He arrived in A

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