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

Loading



Loading



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

Louis Robein resumed racing a week ago after leaving Ushuaia where he had stopped for repairs. It is cold in the south Atlantic which does not have a current circulation like that of the north Atlantic which is considerably warmer at comparable latitudes thanks to the Gulf current. Louis has already had to face strong winds east of the Falklands and has another thousand miles to gain to the north before he will be out of the influence of southern weather systems. Another low pressure is developing off the coast of Argentina and will impact Louis in from tomorrow. It seems however that he is deliberately sailing on an easterly course to avoid the worst of the system before heading north on the back of the low in following winds. His latest blog tells us of more trials and tribulations which however seem manageable for our resilient skipper. Bon courage Louis.

Marco Nannini

After just over two weeks, Louis Robein has left Ushuaia to continue his incredible circumnavigation. He began motoring in no winds yesterday to reach the point where he stopped racing and headed for his stopover for repairs. After starting his engine on April 6th, fatigued, in a dark moonless night, a navigational error saw him run aground in the bay of Aguirre and forcing him to seek assistance and receive a very expensive tow. He was not racing at the time and therefore external assistance did not disqualify him. In fact, the unfortunate incident gave rise to an amazing wave of support for Louis with a crowdfunding campaign launched by his friends. The boat was inspected by divers and did not sustain any damage. The rules would require an inspection ashore, as this proved to be a problem to arrange, Louis was forced to seek dispensation. The rules do not have a deadline for departing when pulling into port after Cape Horn so he was only warned about the risks of sailing in the South Atlantic in autumn. Louis had to formally confirm he understands and accepts full responsibility for these additional risks. Aside from the rules, everyone following the

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.

Videos

Louis Robein

North South sail change

I’ll start with the anecdote from the 17th, then the sails change for the south – north passage. The north – south passage was done

Louis Robein

Boom Vang

05/16/2024 The night was warmer with the water at 31° which also warms the interior of the boat, I took off my sweater. This morning,

Louis Robein

Broken Hydro Propeller

Hello, 15/05/2024 Still an endless rain, the water is warming up: 29° but not the air: 23° which remains humid and the inside of the

Louis Robein

Oil platforms

4 days of navigation and maneuvers without DIY, the time was well spent. 12/05/2024 10:30 am: All morning, calm and rain: wind speed 2.8, surface

Louis Robein

North South sail change

I’ll start with the anecdote from the 17th, then the sails change for the south – north passage. The north – south passage was done

Louis Robein

Boom Vang

05/16/2024 The night was warmer with the water at 31° which also warms the interior of the boat, I took off my sweater. This morning,

Videos