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PRESS RELEASE: 2018 Golden Globe Race to start from Plymouth UK on Saturday June 30…

--FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AS OF 22 APRIL 2017--     2018 Golden Globe Race to start from Plymouth UK on Saturday June 30… 3 new entrants… 5 vacancies on entry list   The 2018 Golden Globe Race marking the 50th anniversary of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s victory in the Sunday Times Golden Globe solo non-stop round the [...]

Istvan Kopar’s Book Kihivas Now Available as Audiobook

Captain Istvan Kopar is proud to announce that his memoir Kihivas: Alone at the Ends of the Earth has been produced as an audiobook. Originally published in Hungarian over 25 years ago, Istvan’s book was published in English for the first time in 2015. Recently Istvan was approached by New Street Nautical Audio, who were [...]

By | 2017-03-19T17:25:54+00:00 March 19th, 2017|Kihivas Book News|0 Comments

Istvan Kopar Featured in Practical Boat Owner Magazine

In Practical Boat Owner's March 2017 issue, author Peter K. Poland has published a 5-page article on the various 34-36ft cruisers that will sail in the 2018 Golden Globe Race. Captain Istvan Kopar is featured in the article speaking about his Tradewind 35, Puffin.  

By | 2017-02-24T20:41:25+00:00 February 19th, 2017|2018 Golden Globe Race News, Puffin Restoration|0 Comments

Puffin Refit Featured in Sailing Magazine

Hot off the press! Sailing Magazine's January 2017 issue features a 5-page article Istvan wrote about his refit of Puffin. Special thanks to Sailing Magazine. Click below to read full article. (Copyright Sailing Magazine, reprinted with permission.) The Ultimate Refit  

By | 2017-01-19T23:13:37+00:00 January 19th, 2017|2018 Golden Globe Race News, Puffin Restoration|0 Comments

Windpilot to Sponsor Istvan Kopar

Istvan Kopar will be using Windpilot's Pacific model windvane in the 2018 Golden Globe Race Windpilot is the latest sponsor to join Istvan Kopar’s 2018 Golden Globe Race team. Windpilot is giving Istvan one of its Pacific model windvanes to use during his nonstop solo circumnavigation, provided that he successfully reaches the starting [...]

By | 2016-12-19T21:31:10+00:00 December 1st, 2016|2018 Golden Globe Race News|0 Comments

Alexseal Yacht Coatings to Sponsor Istvan Kopar

Istvan Kopar and his race management team are pleased to announce that Alexseal Yacht Coatings has signed on as the latest product sponsor of Istvan's 2018 Golden Globe Race effort. Mankiewicz Coatings, LLC, is a global company headquartered in Germany, with their North American headquarters in Charleston, South Carolina. They have produced Alexseal Yacht Coatings [...]

Largest Private Donation Yet

Capt. Istvan Kopar and his race management team would like to extend a special thank you to Russell Byers, Jr., who has made the largest donation to date from an individual contributor to Istvan's Golden Globe Race venture. Mr. Byers' generous donation of $5,000 will go to good use as Istvan continues to work on [...]

By | 2016-06-12T22:50:56+00:00 May 31st, 2016|2018 Golden Globe Race News|0 Comments

Kihivas Reviewed in Sailing Magazine

We are very excited to announce that Sailing Magazine has become the first major publication to review Istvan Kopar's latest book, Kihivas: Alone at the Ends of the Earth. Entitled "A fresh take on an around-the-world saga," Charlotte Peterson's review in the magazine's May issue describes Kihivas as "a mesmerizing tale." Peterson praises Istvan's unique voice, beautiful [...]

By | 2016-06-12T22:51:34+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Kihivas Book News|0 Comments