Solo, but not alone

Published on March 6th, 2024

by Joe Cooper, WindCheck
By now, hopefully everyone who is engaged by personal challenges, long distance offshore sailing, and helping foster more women in sailing are among the 457k+ followers of Cole Brauer on Instagram. If not, ya outta be.

The development – and considerable success of – solo around the world non-stop for the everyman and woman races, like The Golden Globe Redux and Global Solo Challenge (Cole’s race), are starting to crack the American view of solo sailing as nuts.

And congratulations to Kirsten Neuschafer, for winning the third Golden Globe Race. Not to mention she stopped to pick up a fellow competitor whose boat had sunk under him, in the southern Indian Ocean. For which she was awarded the Cruising Club of America’s Rod Stephens Seamanship Trophy. – Full report

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