The third edition of the round-the-world yacht Golden Globe Race will set off from Les Sables-d’Olonne on 4 September 2022 with 26 skippers of 11 different nationalities already set to participate.
The race is the only non-stop round-the-world yacht race without technical assistance and without GPS, using the same equipment as the first race in 1968.
In 2018, the return of the Golden Globe Race, which started in Les Sables-d’Olonne, marked the 50th anniversary of this iconic race. It was in 1968 and 1969 that the Golden Globe Challenge took place, the first solo, non-stop, round-the-world race in history. Robin Knox-Johnston’s victory and Bernard Moitessier’s incredible adventure inspired generations of sailors, convinced that the sea could be an incredible playground for dreams and self-sacrifice.