Guy Waites Sailing


Golden Globe Race

  • To create a unique ‘RETRO’ non-stop solo around the world yacht race, in the image of the original Sunday Times Golden Globe that draws sailors back to the Golden Age of ‘one sailor, one boat’ facing the great oceans of the world.
  • To organise a race where adventure takes precedence over winning at all costs.
  • To professionally manage an event where the sailors skill and traditional seamanship alone, rather than modern technology or support crews, gets them home and where the achievement truly belongs to the skipper.
  • To give sailors of all ages an opportunity to race solo around the world safely, in a fleet of similar and affordable yachts in the spirit of Suhaili.

The Boat

  • Of fibre reinforced plastic construction.
  • Designed prior to 1988 and have a minimum series of 20 yachts built from one mould.
  • Have a hull length of between 32ft and 36ft.
  • Have full-length keels with rudders attached to the trailing edge.
  • A minimum design displacement of 6,200kg. Of fibre reinforced plastic construction.

About me

  • RYA Ocean Yachtmaster
  • 100 000 nautical miles of sailing experience
  • 4 singlehanded Atlantic crossings
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