Global Solo Challenge descends Atlantic
Published on November 16th, 2023
Fourteen skippers have departed since the start window opened August 26 for the 2023-24 Global Solo Challenge, with Andrea Mura’s Open 50 (ITA) scheduled to start on November 18, while Kevin Le Poidevin (AUS) hopes to join him as he works to resolve issues on his Open40. Twelve boats have crossed the equator with two now in the Indian Ocean, while the forecasted results has Cole Brauer (USA) on her Class40 First Light in the lead with a finish in early March.
RTD: Juan Merediz – Class40, Sorolla
RTD: Peter Bourke – Class40, Imagine
DNS: Ivan Dimov – Endur37, Blue Ibis
The inaugural Global Solo Challenge 2023-24 seeks to be a budget-friendly solo, non-stop race around the world. Using a pursuit format for the 2023-24 race, entrants from 34 to 70 feet will depart between August 26 to January 6 from A Coruña, Spain, with the first boat to return deemed the winner.