Dutch Theo Dorus Wevers from Amsterdam has inherited his passion for sailing and sailboats from his shipbuilding father after sailing for the first time with
You can do it
By the three great capes
With a reduced budget
A Coruña 2023
How it works
The right format is crucial to the success of the event, for the experience of those taking part in it and for those following it from home.
We want to make the event equally interesting for every participant.
A higher budget should not automatically imply a better chance of winning.
you can win too
The first boat home must be the winner: there is no other way for the public to understand. In this event the fastest boats won’t necessarily be the favourites on paper. Find out why.
The unique format ensures everyone will stand a chance of winning.
Why choose the
Global Solo Challenge
There are many reasons that make this event unique.
single-handed round the world
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 straightforward guide to find out about the event format and the eligibility criteria. Everything has been defined with the skipper and their budget in mind.
The pursuit format of the race means every sailor is equally part of the event. A bigger budget does not imply 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
Every around the world event has a high level of attrition. It is likely that a number of participants will have problems with their boats.
We know the effort it takes to put together a project like this, and the stress it can cause knowing you may not be able to finish.
The first boat home will be the best prepared, with the best skipper that manages to finish the event without major issues.
All is not lost
If you face a problem at sea, you will try to resolve it and resume sailing. If you need to stop, however, all is not lost.
The event format allows you to pull into port for repairs. A minimum length for your stop will provide a deterrent penalty.
You may no longer be able to finish first, but you won’t lose all the hard work you put into the project.
Organisers of the Global Solo Challenge 2023 (GSC) are delighted to announce that Range Global Services (RGS) will be the event partner for satellite communications
Sacha Creus from Belgium has sailed since childhood progressing from dinghies to small keel boats and later to cruisers. He is the 10th entry in