Sail with Nabil

Golden Globe Race 2018 | 300 days Non-stop Alone 30 racers

About Nabil

Nabil Amra is a Palestinian American who was born, raised, worked and studied in what he would call the best place the United States has to offer, the Midwest. The Midwest, he feels,  brims with a 'can do' attitude and souls rich with initiative. He  also spent several of his formative boyhood years in Palestine.

It was here that he bore witness to a people that possessed enormous resilience, tenacity and the will to survive. All this while retaining their hospitality, lovability and charm. All the greater this achievement was when observing their ruthless, daily oppression in front of the worlds blind eye.

Discovering that he enjoyed sailing, he pursued the sport with fever. This passion culminate with a sloop of his own in the Caribbean which he spends every free stitch of time aboard. He is one of 30 racers entered in the 2018 Golden Globe Race Around the World. He sails for Palestine.

About the Race

“Stepping back to the Golden Age of solo sailing” 

In celebration of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s historic 1968/9 world first solo non-stop circumnavigation in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Yacht Race, a new Golden Globe Race will be staged to mark the 50th Anniversary of that epic, starting in 2018.

Like the original Sunday Times event, the 2018 Golden Globe Race is very simple. Depart Falmouth, England on June 14th 2018 and sail solo, non-stop around the world, via the five Great Capes and return to Falmouth. Entrants are limited to use the same type of yachts and equipment that were available to Robin in that first race. That means sailing without modern technology or benefit of satellite based navigation aids. Competitors must sail in production boats between 32ft and 36ft overall (9.75 – 10.97m) designed prior to 1988 and having a full-length keel with rudder attached to their trailing edge. These yachts will be heavily built, strong and steady, similar in concept to Robin’s 32ft vessel Suhaili.

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