Ahead of the historic 2018 Golden Globe Race, 28-year-old British sailor Susie Goodall has introduced her newly refurbished boat—the “DHL Starlight.” Goodall, currently the only female competitor participating in the solo, non-stop 48,000 km yacht race around the world, will compete without the use of any outside or modern technological assistance.
Goodall, who began sailing aged 3 and has undertaken sailing expedition work from Greenland to the Caribbean, will spend nine months alone at sea in this race.
The 2018 Golden Globe Race will recreate the historic 1968/69 Sunday Times Golden Globe Yacht Race, in which English sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston completed the first solo circumnavigation of the world. Now, 50 years on, Goodall and 29 other sailors will attempt the same feat in the similar conditions of Knox-Johnston as they set sail July 1, 2018 from Les Sables d’Olonne, France.
Participants must, as per race rules, compete in a boat designed before 1988.