Jeremy Bagshaw
Photo Credit: Nora Havel GGR

Jeremy Bagshaw from Simon’s Town is taking part in the 2022 Golden Globe Race and after 144 days at sea, he is currently in Hobart, Tasmania.


Global (27 January 2023) – Simon’s Town-based Skipper Jeremy Bagshaw is also flying the South African flag during the Golden Globe Race expedition, racing his boat the Olleanna in the Chichester Class. He joins one other skipper in this class.

The Golden Globe Race sees solo skippers tackling the greatest challenge by sailing around the world, alone and without GPS.

The race is incredibly challenging because it is a circumnavigation race based on the original 1968 circumnavigation by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. This means that competitors are only allowed to use boats and equipment from 1968 and the years prior. That means no modern GPS technology onboard. Each ship is however equipped with modern technology which can only be used in case of emergency, and a rescue is needed.

Jeremy started sailing when he was six years old. His father loved sailing and they used to do it together in his youth. His love for the sport has stuck with him his entire life and he enjoys taking up challenges that push his skill.

“I was introduced to sailing by my father when I was about six years old and have been sailing ever since.  I have sailed all over the world and have done many races, crossings and deliveries, but this race will be my biggest challenge yet.” – Jeremy Bagshaw

Over the years, Jeremy has sailed 100,000 nautical miles along the West and East coasts of South Africa as well as in international waters, including Argentina and the Chilean Tierra del Fuego. He has also crossed the South Atlantic, North Atlantic and Indian Oceans and sailed in the Mediterranean and the Baltic seas.

Jeremy has won the Governor’s Cup Race from Cape Town to St Helena twice, once as a co-skipper and once as Skipper.

His experience has come in handy over the last 144 days. He shared a week ago, that he was in Hobart, Tasmania, docked and dealing with a bad case of barnacles. Hopefully, he will be back in the water soon and on his way past Chile and on towards France.

Sources: The Golden Globe Race / Jeremy Bagshaw
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