Now or never for Colorado resident

Published on April 11th, 2023

The inaugural Global Solo Challenge 2023-24 seeks to be a budget-friendly solo, non-stop race around the world. For boats from 32 to 55 feet with an IRC rating below 1.370, a pursuit start over 11 weeks begins in A Coruña, Spain, with the first boat to return deemed the winner. Motivating one of the entrants was a health issue that reminded him of his dream:

Although Silt resident Curt Morlock has lived in the landlocked state of Colorado for decades, he grew up near the ocean and always held onto a love for sailing.

“I was raised in South Florida, so when the wind blew we were sailing,” Morlock said. “When the ocean was murky, we were fishing. When the ocean was clear we were skin diving.”

He moved to Colorado in the 1980s and spent the following years happy and satisfied with the abundance of mountain sports, but after recently being diagnosed with Leukemia, he decided to do something he had long dreamed of: racing across the world.

“Now or never is my motto,” Morlock said. – Full report

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