400 miles of finish

By Gordon Frickers on January 25th, 2019

The Gallant veteran French sailor veteran French sailor Jean-Luc Van Den Heede is now within 400 miles of the Golden Globe Race finish line. This despite suffering a capsize and serious mast damage during a southern ocean storm and numerous other difficulties.

He is expected to receive a huge welcome home in Les Sables d’Olonne on Monday 28th January.

The race replicates the historic original single handed non stop circumnavigation won 50 years ago by a 26 year old Robin Knox- Johnston.

Roaring Forties, the print

Robin had his achievement commemorated by the painting he named “Roaring Forties” which is available as a signed, numbered print on canvas for the look and feel of the original, from my web site from £157.00 inc P&P.

Robin who also overcame numerous setbacks to be the only man to finish, thus sailing into our history books. 

He is a British merchant marine trained sailor, an officer, RNV officer and Master Mariner.

For further information contact me, 

or Barry Pickthall – GGR Media Coordinator

barry@nullgoldengloberace.com +44 (0)7768 395719


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