GGR - Stepping back to the Golden Age of solo sailing 30,000 miles non-stop…Alone…With no outside assistance

Like the original Sunday Times event,the 2018 Golden Globe Race is very simple. Depart Les Sables-d’Olonne, France on July 1st, 2018 and sail solo, non-stop around the world, via the five Great Capes and return to Les Sables-d’Olonne. Entrants are limited to sailing similar yachts and equipment to what was available in the first race, that means no modern technology or navigation aids such as GPS or electronic autopilots etc.

How and Why are Boatshed involved?

Website Hosting and Technical support
The Boatshed Technical Team and their partners at PBS Creative (link) are used to working with very busy websites and hosting environments. are supplying ongoing support services to the GGR website and technical team throughout the race.

Boatshed offer £5000 Prize Money for fastest boat
In the spirit of keeping things "authentic" that the GGR is all about. has matched the cash prize for the fastest boat in this year's GGR, put up by the Sunday Times in 1968 More info...

Boatshed has a special passion for the designs and pedigree of the yachts that are taking part in this year’s GGR. Several of the boats participating have been sold to GGR competitors by Yacht Brokers. are very proud to be assisting and supporting the Golden Globe Race.