2022 Golden Globe an­nounced

Yachting Monthly - - NEWS -

As the cur­rent Golden Globe Race (GGR) skip­pers con­tinue to head south, de­tails of the next race are be­gin­ning to emerge.

GGR 2022 is con­firmed to start on 11 Septem­ber 2022 in France, with both a Suhaili and Joshua Class. There will be an event in the UK ahead of the start. The Suhaili class, which is lim­ited to 20 en­trants, will be ex­actly the same as the cur­rent race, with skip­pers sail­ing pre-1998 pro­duc­tion yachts. Once again, apart from safety gear, en­trants can only use sim­i­lar equip­ment that was on­board Suhaili in the orig­i­nal 1968-69 race. The Joshua Class will see en­trants rac­ing one-de­sign yachts mod­elled on Bernard Moitessier’s Joshua, which are ex­pected to be built in Turkey, and can be bought with qual­i­fy­ing equip­ment pre­in­stalled.

There are tougher en­try rules, with skip­pers hav­ing to com­plete a new 1,000 mile solo non-stop pas­sage in their GGR boat by 22 Au­gust 2022, us­ing only ce­les­tial nav­i­ga­tion, as well as 4,000 ocean sail­ing miles. AIS will be com­pul­sory on all boats and an ex­tra film drop point will be added at Cape Town.

The Joshua Class yacht will be made of steel

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