il giro del mondo
in barca a vela
in solitaria
e senza scalo-en

50 anni
dall’impresa storica
di Sir Robin

Barca d’epoca
con design
il 1988-en

di bordo privo
di teconologie

“Quando ho sentito parlare della 2018 Golden Globe Race ho pensato fosse
un’idea grandiosa: perchè non farlo, raggiungere le persone che hanno
l’ambizione di fare qualcosa di speciale con la loro vita.”
Sir Robin Knox-Jonston


“Stepping back to the golden age of solo sailing”

In celebration of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s historic 1968/9 world first solo non-stop circumnavigation in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Yacht Race, a new Golden Globe Race will be staged to mark the 50th Anniversary of that epic, starting in 2018.
Like the original Sunday Times event, the 2018 Golden Globe Race is very simple. Depart Falmouth, England on June 14th 2018 and sail solo, non-stop around the world, via the five Great Capes and return to Falmouth.

Entrants are limited to use the same type of yachts and equipment that were available to Robin in that first race. That means sailing without modern technology or benefit of satellite based navigation aids.

Competitors must sail in production boats between 32ft and 36ft overall (9.75 – 10.97m) designed prior to 1988 and having a full-length keel with rudder attached to their trailing edge. These yachts will be heavily built, strong and steady, similar in concept to Robin’s 32ft vessel Suhaili.

In contrast to the current professional world of elite ocean racing, this edition travels back to a time known as the ‘Golden Age’ of solo sailing. Suhaili was a slow and steady 32ft double-ended ketch based on a William Atkins ERIC design. She was heavily built of teak and carried no computers, GPS, satellite phone nor water-maker, and Robin completed the challenge without the aid of modern day shore-based weather routing advice. He had only a wind-up chronometer and a barograph to face the world alone, and caught rainwater to survive, but was at one with the ocean, able to contemplate and absorb all that this epic voyage had to offer.

This anniversary edition of the Golden Globe Race is a celebration of the original event, the winner, his boat and that significant world-first achievement. Competitors in this race will be sailing simple boats using basic equipment to guarantee a satisfying and personal experience. The challenge is pure and very raw, placing the adventure ahead of winning at all costs. It is for ‘those who dare’, just as it was for Robin.

They will be navigating with sextant on paper charts, without electronic instruments or autopilots. They will hand–write their logs and determine the weather for themselves. Only occasionally will they talk to loved ones and the outside world when long-range high frequency and ham radios allow.

It is now possible to race a monohull solo around the world in under 80 days, but sailors entered in this race will spend around 300 days at sea in little boats, challenging themselves and each other.

The 2018 Golden Globe Race will be a fitting tribute to the first edition and its winner, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

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Segui Neree in questa appassionante impresa.
Un nuovo e straordinario appuntamento con la storia.


giorni di avventura in solitaria


ore di navigazione a vela


miglia intorno al globo


Neree Cornuz, destiny in his name.

Neree Cornuz, of mixed Swiss and Italian origins, is the youngest entrant of the Golden Globe Race 2018. His father chose for him the name of the boat where he was conceived, in turn inspired by Nereus, a sea god in Greek mythology.

Weaned with salt and wind from early childhood, at the age of 2 he faces his first Atlantic crossing with his parents on Neree II, a 42 ft ketch.

The adventures between the Caribbean and the Mediterranean finish as Neree reaches school age. The family settles in France first, then on the Island of Ischia in Italy. He continues to sail on “Nerites”, an aluminum Optimist homebuilt by his father.

Neree attends the merchant maritime academy on the Island of Procida and spends the summer holidays assisting the bosun of the local yacht club where he starts learning the art of seamanship.

In those years and thanks to the encounter of Witbread veterans, Italian minitransat legends and crazy solo sailors he improves his knowledge and discover the love for sailing as a sport, he starts racing on meteor, then J24, este 24 and progressively larger designs.

After finishing his studies at the age of 19 he starts his career in the merchant navy on cruise ships and later on bulk carriers sailing across three oceans from Australia to India, to the African coasts and to the Americas becoming second mate in 5 years.

In 2014 he steps on dry land to become a sailing teacher for a little yacht club in Geneva, Switzerland.
It doesn’t take long before he is fulltime back on the racing circuits of the Mediterranean. The Giraglia Cup, Swan Cup, Middles Sea Race, Palermo Montecarlo, the ARC , le Voiles de St. Tropes are just some of the races in which he participates.

Cherished for a long time the idea of starting a solo navigation project, he has no hesitations when he learns about the GGR 2018.


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