Jean Luc Van Den Heede on the Golden Globe Race 2018
The Golden Globe Race
At “Les Sables d’Olonne“, on July 1st, 18 skippers will start for a solo world tour; the Golden Globe Race. A huge challenge since they will have to sail under the same conditions as in 1968, year of departure of the first and only Golden Globe Challenge (no electronics on board except for the safety, requiring a navigation with the esteem and the sextant, not weather, no router, no phone, not even a digital camera, but only silver). Sailors should spend at least 250 days at sea.
VDH participation in the Golden Globe Race
Jean Luc Van Den Heede, friend and support of Ptea Clara, association supported by Phocea Mekong cruises, will take the start of this fantastic challenge.
This athlete will be on his sixth solo tour of the world sailing. Indeed, since March 2004, VDH holds the “Global Challenge”, this record of the round the world solo backwards made against winds and currents. VDH was again successful in the offshore race finishing in the places of honor of the Vendée Globe in 1990 (3rd) and 1993 (2nd), Route du Rhum 1998 (2nd) and Transat Jacques Vabre 1993 (4th ).
Good luck with VDH for this fantastic adventure on the Golden Globe Race
We wish him good wind and good see and invite those who wish to follow him on his Jean Luc Van Den Heede face book page and on his official website: www.vdh.fr.