Gregor's Golden Globe Race

€12,416 of €20,000 goal

Raised by 108 people in 24 months
On the 1st of July 2018 Gregor set sail in the Golden Globe Race. He is now racing alone, non-stop, around the world on a 36ft yacht. 
 
"If I make it to the finish line, I will be the 1st Irish person to sail solo, non-stop, completely unassisted around the world." Gregor McGuckin. 


Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed to the campaign so far. 

We are thrilled to have received the support of so many companies and individuals and we still need additional support to help pay bills, pay back loans, pay insurance during the race and many other things! 





The 2018 Golden Globe race marks 50 years since Sir Robin Knox Johnston became the first man to do what everyone thought was impossible, sailing completely solo and non-stop around the world in the original 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race.

The 2018 edition is a "retro race" that celebrates his astounding achievement by using only older boats with limited technology.

-No GPS
-No water de-salinators
-No modern materials like carbon fibre, dyneema or hi-tech sail weaves
-No Phones, internet, kindles etc

In the last 50 years, still only around 100 people have managed this Everest of sailing.

THE BOAT

The boat is a Biscay 36. Launched in 1984, it is an extremely sturdy, long keeled ketch (2 masts). Gregor spent 6 months carrying out an extensive refit to prepare her for the challenge.


To find out more, please visit:
www.GregorMcGuckin.com 
https://www.facebook.com/GregorMcGuckinRacing/

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€12,416 of €20,000 goal

Raised by 108 people in 24 months
Created December 4, 2016
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€50
Cian Murray
2 months ago
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Well done Gregor, your an inspiration. A true sportsman.

€200
Anonymous
2 months ago
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CC
€50
Caoimhe Comiskey
2 months ago
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Gregor has risked everything and deserves a hero’s welcome. His adventure inspires us all to dare to have a dream and to go for it! All that matters is his safe return home.

JC
€200
Jacinta Comiskey
2 months ago
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Wishing Gregor well and looking forward to seeing him safely home. A real Hero and a skilful sailor. Wild Geese Swimmers of Low Rock send support.

JM
€20
James Mcmurray
2 months ago
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I am 79 and jelous of your chance. Godspeed to you.

€15
Grace Steite
3 months ago

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GREGGY ! May you catch the biggest birthday fish today xxx

MI
€100
Matilde Ivaldi
3 months ago
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Go Gregor! I'm a blind student at ChildVision in Drumcondra; my dad is a great sailor and he says you are doing a fantastic race, you are our favourite! Fair winds Greg!

€50
Robert Reynolds
4 months ago

Great boat,will take you all the way safely,remember “slowly,slowly,catchy monkey”Safe journey Robert , Ayesha of St Mawes (Biscay 36 Ketch)

CD
€20
Colm Doherty
4 months ago

fair winds!

€100
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4 months ago
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