British Lawrence Warner lives and works professionally on super-yachts in Mallorca Spain and has a very extensive sailing experience with over 250.000 nautical miles at
You can do it
By the three great capes
With a unique format
Starts in A Coruña 2023
Neil Payter has been professional sailor and commercial fisherman since 1985 then moved onto becoming a professional skipper. He holds a Yachtmaster Ocean certificate and
It’s been 15 weeks since the Global Solo Challenge 2023-24 was announced and the latest two entries bring the total to 15 confirmed entrants adding
How it works
a unique format
The format is unlike any other event around the world and will make it fair and exciting for Skippers, as well as easy and engaging for the public and sponsors to follow.
Boats will be grouped by performance characteristics and set off in successive departures over 8 weeks.
Once at sea, there are no classes.
The first boat to cross the finish line wins.
You too could win
All entries will have their chance to win, dramatic from beginning to end.
It will be the ultimate setting in the history of the tortoise and the hare, with smaller and slower cruisers chased by performance-hungry skippers on faster boats. Who will cross the line first?
The faster boats will need to sail fast and well to make up for the head start given to the slower groups.
The unique format ensures everyone will stand a chance of winning.th
Why choose the
Global Solo Challenge
There are many reasons that make this event unique.
Around the world alone
The event is open to a wide variety of boats and to skippers of all ages and from all walks of life. Find out today if this event is for you.
How to start?
Read our event notice to learn about the format and admission criteria.
The staggered departures mean that every sailor is always part of the event. A bigger budget doesn’t mean a better chance of winning!
We are here to help!
If you can’t find answers to your questions, get in touch to discuss your circumstances. We are here to help you make your dream come true.
The Global Solo Challenge offers each competitor a free crowdfunding service to help them raise funds towards their entry fees.
be part of it
Each boat must comply with the Notice of Event and Regulations.
Each boat is subject to a inspection before departure.
Safety requirements are based on the established best practices of the World Sailing for Category 0 events.
Boats must meet stability criteria and may require modifications to provide for division into watertight zones.
Boat and skipper must complete a compulsory qualifying navigation.