Susie Goodall, the youngest of now 12 sailors in the 2018 Golden Globe Race, is celebrating her 29th birthday on July 27 in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean as she pursues a solo, non-stop circumnavigation of the three Great Capes.
It’s an epic journey: 30,000 miles across the world’s oceans, traversing across the three Great Capes without use of modern technology and navigation aids like autopilot or GPS. This means that on July 27, when Goodall turns 29, she will be celebrating her birthday in a solitude few others have ever experienced.
An offshore and ocean sailing instructor who has been sailing since the age of three, Goodall is not daunted at the prospect. With her same trusted 36ft Rustler, now named ‘DHL Starlight’ and fitted precisely to the requirements of the roughly 300 day Golden Globe journey, she once successfully completed a solo sail to the Caribbean and back.