GGR 2018 Film Teaser—Les Sables d’Olonne Ville & Agglomeration

Arrival After GGR 2018 Finish

Post-Race Interview with Don

Retrace Puffin’s Journey Around the World

  • Photo courtesy of Török Brigi www.brigipix.com

Reflections from Back on Dry Land

Today is June 21, 2019, and Puffin crossed the GGR finish line just 3 months ago, but the events of the 263-day nonstop ocean marathon are fading in my memory with an unexpected pace. [...]

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Puffin Restoration Part 16: Annapolis Detour

I have been working on Puffin’s race prep around the clock for almost three years now. It has taken far more time and labor than my first circumnavigator boatbuilding, because I have less money and [...]

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Solo circumnavigation of the globe. Fewer than 300 sailors in history have accomplished it, less than the number of people who have climbed Mt. Everest, or even those who have gone to space. In 1990, Istvan Kopar set out to earn his place among this elite fraternity—and to do so with only one stop…

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About Captain Kopar

Despite growing up in a landlocked country behind the Iron Curtain, Istvan Kopar was determined from a young age to be a sailor and a circumnavigator. He is now recognized as one of the most accomplished sailors in the world, and has the accolades to prove it…

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