Most of us would regard sailing nearly 30,000 miles around the world via the three great capes and the Southern Ocean, an epic, life-changing achievement.
But the 160 adventurers who will embrace the Ocean Globe Race are now acutely aware getting to the start line on September 10th is almost as challenging and as daunting as the race itself!!
This race is totally in keeping with the spirit of the 1973 Whitbread, where ‘ordinary’ sailors competed with sextants and paper charts, but without the huge budgets, cutting edge hulls and super-high tech computers.
In this episode Marine Podcaster Ceri talks to MDL’s Tim Mayer about how this amazing event came about. Also featured is the founder of the OGR itself, Don Mcintyre.
Then you'll hear from the three charities that the OGR is supporting; Mark Todd the CEO of The Youth Trust (south), The Restoration Science Officer from Blue Marine Foundation, Dr. Luke Helmer, and finally Tracy Edwards MBE, the owner of the much-loved Maiden, who of course skippered the first all-female crew in the 1989 Whitbread.