The 2022 Golden Globe Race
July 1, 2022 - August 31, 2022
Like the original Sunday Times event, the 2022 Golden Globe Race is very simple. Depart Les Sables d’Olonne, France on July 1 2022 and sail solo, non-stop around the world, via the five Great Capes and return to Les Sables d’Olonne. The 2022 Golden Globe Race has a CLASS II. Up to ten steel ONE DESIGN replicas of Bernard Moitessier’s original JOSHUA ketch will set out in August 2022, weeks behind the SUHAILI Class yachts, on a solo non-stop unsupported circumnavigation of the earth, in pursuit of SUHAILI. Finally, an answer! Will JOSHUA sail past SUHAILI to cross the line first?
“In the spirit of Bernard Moitessier, JOSHUA returns.”– Don McIntyre
Bernard Moitessier’s iconic 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe race yacht JOSHUA has long been admired by ocean voyagers and Sea Gypsies as the ultimate ride. As captain under telegraph pole masts, Bernard became legend when during that Golden Globe he famously altered course to Tahiti after rounding Cape Horn just 17 days behind Suhaili, rather than return to England and certain fame, to… “Save My Soul “… as he put it.
Now officially protected as an historic monument under French law, she is a sailing museum piece in the La Rochelle Maritime Museum. Designed by Jean Knocker in the mid 60’s, nearly 70 reproductions were built over the next 25 years. Building stopped decades ago and plans for owner builders are no longer available. That is all about to change.
The Organizers of the 50th Anniversary edition 2018 Golden Globe Race in a salute to Bernard Moitessier, have commissioned a new JOSHUA Golden Globe One Design (GGOD) yacht in the spirit of the original JOSHUA. This yacht will run as a new Class II in the 2022 Golden Globe Race with maximum 10 entries allowed. It is also available for Cruising sailors to build or buy.