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Kevin Farebrother has retired from the Golden Globe Race

He is the third competitor to retire from the singlehanded round-the-world race. That leaves 14 other competitors.

Yachting Monthly:

The 50 year old Australian skipper has been dealing with problems with his windvane self steering which left him hand steering. This has led to severe fatigue, with Farebrother reporting to race control that he was hallucinating while trying to continue in his Tradewind 35, Sagarmatha.

Tomorrow is the start of the 2018 Golden Globe Race from Les Sables d’Olonne

From Sail World:

17 sailors from 12 countries will set out from Les Sables d’Olonne on Sunday, on a 9 – 10 month solo odyssey, to re-create the original Sunday Times Golden Globe race in 1968/69.

The 17 starters (1 female, 16 male) are:

  • Abhilash Tomy (IND) Suhaili replica Thuriya
  • Antoine Cousot (FRA) Biscay 36 Métier Intérim
  • Are Wiig (DEN) OE 32 Olleanna
  • Ertan Beskardes (GBR) Rustler 36 Lazy Otter
  • Gregor McGuckin (IRE) Biscay 36 Hanley Energy Endurance
  • Igor Zaretskiy (RUS) Endurance 35 Esmeralda
  • Istvan Kopar (USA) Tradewind 35 Puffin
  • Jean-Luc Van Den Heede (FRA) Rustler 36 Matmut
  • Kevin Farebrother (AUS) Tradewind 35 Sagarmatha
  • Loïc Lepage (FRA) Nicholson 32 Laaland
  • Mark Sinclair (AUS) Lello 34 Coconut
  • Mark Slats (NED) Rustler 36 Ohpen Maverick
  • Nabil Amra (PAL) Biscay 36 Liberty II
  • Philippe Péché (FRA) Rustler 36 PRB
  • Susie Goodall (GBR) Rustler 36 DHL Starlight
  • Tapio Lehtinen (FIN) Gaia 36 Asteria
  • Uku Randmaa (EST) Rustler 36 One and All