GLOBE 40: “A LIFELONG DREAM”
The Round the World has to be one of the original dreams inherent in any passion for the sea.
The Round the World is a founding myth, which goes far beyond the mere sporting context; it is an accomplishment, a quest for self-fulfilment in the discovery of others.
What sailor, what offshore racer, what enthusiast of the sea, has never dreamed of sailing from the North to the South Atlantic, traversing the Indian Ocean, making for Polynesian shores, rounding Cape Horn and spending Christmas in Tierra del Fuego, drinking up the exhilaration of north-east Brazil and concluding a voyage in the balmy winter of the West Indies?
The GLOBE 40 is a Round the World race, which is accessible to both informed amateurs and professional skippers. It is a Round the World, which combines competitive performance, adventure and travel, a Round the World whose course takes skippers off the beaten track and offers up some unique stopovers, a Round the World on a craft that is accessible both competitively and financially.
THE GLOBE 40 is a Round the World, which heralds a return to the original values of offshore racing via a modern-day “Grande Route” (“ big road”), as Bernard Moitessier’s “Longue Route” (“long road”).