Solo circumnavigation of the globe. Fewer than 300 sailors in history have accomplished it, less than the number of people who have climbed Mt. Everest, or even those who have gone to space. In 1968, some of the world’s most adventurous sailors set out on the first organized solo circumnavigation known as the Golden Globe Race. Fifty years later, the Golden Globe Race 2018 seeks to recapture the thrill and purity of this bygone era by requiring all competitors to sail solo around the world without stopping, and they will also only be allowed to use the same level of technology that was available to competitors in the 1968 race. Istvan Kopar has been chosen as one of only 30 provisional entrants for this prestigious competition that is set to launch from Falmouth, UK on June 14, 2018.
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