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

Rankings

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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

Seven months ago, on the 30th of October 2023, Louis Robein had crossed the equator and started sailing in the southern hemisphere. Over 200 days later the incredibly determined French skipper ca celebrate a huge milestone by crossing again the equator. This is probably the biggest of the milestones that was left to the finish, although Louis has more than 3100 miles still to go to the finish line and will have to deal with lots of upwind sailing in the North-East trade winds before negotiating the Azores high and finally heading towards the Iberian peninsula. Luckily summer is around the corner and hopefully Louis won’t have to deal with severe weather. We are all rooting for you!

Marco Nannini

The full Global Solo Challenge Profile deck and Media Report with audience data of the first edition are now available to view online at https://globalsolochallenge.com/global-solo-challenge-profile/ or downloaded as PDF. We wish to thank all the 2023-2024 skippers for bringing this event alive and all the members of the public for becoming so involved in following the great adventures of these fantastic sailors.

Marco Nannini

Louis Robein’s navigation continues, day after day. The French skipper must be enjoying the pleasant miles in the warm trade winds on his approach to the equator. He has less than 4000 miles to go to the finish which certainly feels like another major milestone. After the equatorial calms Louis will navigate for many days upwind in the NE trades which should ensure good progress towards the finish. Keep going Louis!

Marco Nannini

After analysis of the 2023-2024 edition of the Global Solo Challenge, and collection of feedback from skippers, the Notice of Event for the 2027-2028 edition has now been updated and published. The Regulations have also been reviewed and updated with updates that reflect the experience gained during the first edition. Skippers interested in participating are encouraged to enquire and can join our dediccated WhatsApp group. Entries are now formally open and details of those who have already submitted their application will be published in the coming weeks. 5 skippers are formally enterered out of a continuously growing list of equirers that now accounts for just over 80 skippers. Useful Links: Notice of Event 2027-2028: https://globalsolochallenge.com/notice-of-event-2027/ Regulations: https://globalsolochallenge.com/regulations/ Enquiries: https://globalsolochallenge.com/initial-enquiry/ Boats for Sale: https://globalsolochallenge.com/boats-for-sale/

Marco Nannini

Louis Robein has reached another important psychological milestone, he has less than 5000 nautical miles to go, which represent 20% of the total course. He is sailing by Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and temperatures are finally mild, the route is still long but soon Louis will be back in the northern hemisphere as he makes his way to the equator. Since repairing his autopilot he has been able to sail at much better average speeds and he is currently expected to finish sometime around the end of june or beginning of July. To early to tell. Bon courage Louis, we are rooting for you.

Marco Nannini

As anticipated in our newsletter yesterday, Louis Robein was expecting one last significant south Atlantic low pressure system before reaching the calmer conditions of the trade winds. The centre of the low pressure is south of the French skipper and moving quickly to the east. Louis is enjoying strong following winds pushing him north. With 5500 miles to go he is now north of the latitude of Buenos Aires and the cold weather of the great south will soon become a distant memory.

Marco Nannini

The construction of the custom cradle that will sit on top of a 20ft open top container is complete and has been transferred to the port where it will be assembled and Ari’s boat will be loaded tomorrow in Durban, South Africa, onto the ship “MACS Green Mountain” and is due to be offloaded in Hambourg, Baltic Sea, on June 13th. Shipping a boat via cargo is easier said than done, racing boats need to sit on appropriate cradles or the risk of damage to the hull is too significant. Cradles with adjustable legs commonly found in boatyards are not suitable and Ari opted to build saddles that could accommodate the boat, built on top of a 20ft container which is easily handled by port cranes. The saddles are shaped to distribute the weight of the boat evenly. Last month Ari launched a fundraiser asking for help to front the many expenses he is incurring to build the cradle in Durban and for the cost of the shipment and wished to thank all those that helped him to get this far. Bringing the boat back to Europe is a significant milestone as this will mean not all has been lost.

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

Seven months ago, on the 30th of October 2023, Louis Robein had crossed the equator and started sailing in the southern hemisphere. Over 200 days later the incredibly determined French skipper ca celebrate a huge milestone by crossing again the equator. This is probably the biggest of the milestones that was left to the finish, although Louis has more than 3100 miles still to go to the finish line and will have to deal with lots of upwind sailing in the North-East trade winds before negotiating the Azores high and finally heading towards the Iberian peninsula. Luckily summer is around the corner and hopefully Louis won’t have to deal with severe weather. We are all rooting for you!

Marco Nannini

The full Global Solo Challenge Profile deck and Media Report with audience data of the first edition are now available to view online at https://globalsolochallenge.com/global-solo-challenge-profile/ or downloaded as PDF. We wish to thank all the 2023-2024 skippers for bringing this event alive and all the members of the public for becoming so involved in following the great adventures of these fantastic sailors.

Marco Nannini

Louis Robein’s navigation continues, day after day. The French skipper must be enjoying the pleasant miles in the warm trade winds on his approach to the equator. He has less than 4000 miles to go to the finish which certainly feels like another major milestone. After the equatorial calms Louis will navigate for many days upwind in the NE trades which should ensure good progress towards the finish. Keep going Louis!

Videos

Louis Robein

Turning right

Hello, I just turned on the right blinker. The high pressure area is playing tricks on me and last night, from midnight to 6am, I

Louis Robein

High pressure system

Hello, My arrival is expected in about fifteen days. The DIY has been put a bit aside and I only do the bare essentials. Now,

Louis Robein

Turning right

Hello, I just turned on the right blinker. The high pressure area is playing tricks on me and last night, from midnight to 6am, I

Videos