About Global Solo Challenge

The Global Solo Challenge is an around the world, single-handed, non-stop sailing event by the three great capes for yachts from 32 to 55ft. Its unique format makes it budget friendly and environmentally conscious. It starts in A Coruña in September 2023. Marco Nannini, the founder of the Global Solo Challenge, has won his class in the 2009 Single-Handed Transatlantic Race (OSTAR), was second overall in the 2010 Round Britain & Ireland Race, has competed in the solo transatlantic Route du Rhum 2010 and came second overall in the RTW Global Solo Challenge 2011-2012 on his Class40 Akilaria RC1 designed by Marc Lombard. He was nominated Sailor of the Year in his native Italy in 2012 and was awarded a medal of merit by the Presidency of the Italian Senate for his circumnavigation. Marco Nannini worked as a banker in the City of London before quitting his job at the age of 32 to sail around the world work within the short-handed offshore sailing scene.

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