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Vendee Globe/The Sunday Times Golden Globe Race

Dedicated to all that think that nothing fundamental changed in the last 50 years in sailboat design.

44 years separate this edition of Vendee globe from the first non stop race. Let's have a look at the "The Sunday Times Golden Globe Race " and to its winner and to the boats.

The winner and the first man to circumnavigate non stop was a British and a great sailor Robin knox- Jonhston, now Sir (very British). The Man is well and you can read his monthly articles on Yachtingworld Magazine. 38 years after his first circumnavigation race, In 2006 with 67 years of age, he completed another around the world solo race in the VELUX 5 Oceans Race (with scales).

He was the only one to finish that first non scale solo circumnavigation but two more sailors become famous for different reasons: Bernard Moitissier and Donald Crowhurst. We will talk about them. Now it is the time for the winner: Robin knox- Jonhston

Robin Knox-Johnston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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