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Sir Robin Knox-Johnston President IACH – First solo circumnavigation winning the 1968/69 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race

Solo Circumnavigators – with stops

Solo Non StopMulti Crewed

 

0EventSkipper forenameSkipper SurnameYacht NameCountryType/SizeStartFinishRouteTime (Actual)0Ave.SpeedNoteslink
11943VitoDumas Lehg IIARG9.50m mono27/06/1942 MontevideoBuenos AiresEast-about272 days272First to complete a solo circumnavigation of the Southern Ocean via the three Great Capes, stopping only at Cape Town, Wellington and Valparaiso link
21958Marcel BardiauxLes Quatre VentsFRA9.38m mono1950 La Havre1958 ParisWest-about First Frenchman to complete a solo circumnavigation via Cape Hornlink
31965William E NanceCardinal VirtueAUS7.69m mono1963 Brixham02/02/1965 Buenos AiresEast-aboutFirst Australian to complete a solo circumnavigation of the 3 Great Capes, also in the smallest yacht. link
41967Sir FrancisChichesterGipsy Moth IVGBR16.15m mono 27/08/1966 Plymouth28/05/1967 PlymouthEast-about226 days226First to complete a solo circumnavigation via the three Great Capes, making only 1 stop - Sydney link
51968Sir Alec RoseLively LadyGBR10.97m mono16/07/1967 Portsmouth04/05/1968 PortsmouthEast-about354 days354Two stops, Melbourne & Blufflink
61968Wilfried ErdmannKathenaGER7,62m mono1967 Alicante07/05/1968 HelgolandEast-about421 days421First German solo circumnavigationlink
71973KrysztofBaranowskiPolenzPOL13.71m mono17/06/1972 Plymouth24/06 1973 PlymouthEast-about272 days272Sailed via Newport, Cape Town, Hobart and Port Stanleylink
81973AlainColasManurevaFRA20.80m tri08/09/1973 Saint-Malo 28/03/1974, Saint-Malo East-about169 days169One stop in Sydney, beats Francis Chichester's record by 32 dayslink
91973AmbrogioFogarSurprise ITA11.58m monoWest-aboutFirst Italian and 50th person to sail singlehanded around the world - more info requiredlink
101973EdwardAllcardSea WandererGBR10.97m mono1957 Antigua1973West-aboutStory told in his 2016 book Solo around Cape Horn – and beyond... I ISBN 978-0-9560722-4-5.link
111973Cdr. William (Bill)KingGalway Blazer IIGBR12.80m mono197023/05/1973East-aboutVia Panama? 400 miles west of Fremantle, yacht was hit by a whale and severely damaged. more info requiredlink
121974Yoh (Hirishi) AokiAhodori II JPN6.40m mono1971 Osaka1974 OsakaEast-about3 years 2 months1129Smallest boat. Via San Francisco, Acapulco, Galapagos islands, Easter island, Cape Horn, Buenos Aires, Cape town and Sydneylink
131977GedaliahShtirmerNew PennyISR7.5m monoEast-aboutmore info requiredlink
141978Dame Naomi JamesExpress CrusaderNZL16.15m mono09/09/1977 Dartmouth08/061978 DartmouthEast-about272 days272first woman to sail solo around the world via Cape Horn,link
151978BrigitteOudryGeaFRA10.5m mono1977 from Mediterraneanreturn to Med 1978East-aboutStops in St Helene, Cape Town, , La Reunion, Sydney, Tahiti, Falklands, Buenos Aires & Azores more info requiredlink
161979Ceesden HartoogSentijnNEDmore info required
171980David Scott CowperOcean BoundGBR12.50m mono19/08/1979 Plymouth 17/05/1982 PlymouthWest-about237 days2375.91 knotsRecord solo circumnavigation West-about with one stop in Albany, Australia. First to make solo circumnavigations in both directions via Cape Hornlink
181982JamesSpencerSerenity IIUSA13.4m mono2/12/1979 Gulfport MS. USA19/03/1982 Gulfport MS. USAEast-about275 days2756.5 knotsKey West Florida, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Dominical Republic, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. Martin, Trinidad, Guyana, LaPakira, Salvadore, Rio De Janeiro, Cape of Good Hope, Port Elizabeth, Perth, Doughtful Island, Esperance Bay, Port Lonsdale, Port Phillip Bay, Sunday Island, Mallacoota, Bowen Island, Sydney, Houghton Bay, Cape Horn 19/11/1981, Rio Gallegos Punta Madanosa, Puert Piramida, Buenos Aires, Rio De Janeiro, Natal, Saol Luis, Trinidad,  Curacao, Caratasco Honduras, Belize, Cancun Mexico.
191982Paul RodgersSpirit of PentaxGBR17.06m monoAttempt at a double solo non-stop circumnavigation, but forced to stop second time round in Cape Town, More info requiredlink
201982Ken'ichiHorieMermaid JPN8,53m mono19781982North-SouthMore info requiredlink
211983BOC ChallengePhilippeJeantotCredit AgricoleFRA17.07m mono28/08/1982 Newport03/02/1983 NewportEast-about159d 02h 26' 01"1591st Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeirolink
221983BOC ChallengeBertieReedAltech VoortrekkerSAF14.94m mono28/08/1982 Newport15/02/1983 NewportEast-about170d 16h 51' 21" 1702nd Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeirolink
231983BOC ChallengeRichardBroadheadPerseverance of MedinaGBR15.65m mono28/08/1982 Newport08/03/1983 NewportEast-about192d 10h 06' 46"1923rd Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeiro. Stopped in Southern Ocean to rescue French sailor Jacques de Rouxlink
241983BOC ChallengeNevilleGossonLeda Pier OneAUS16.15m mono28/08/1982 Newport18/03/1983 NewportEast-about202d 02h 18' 25"2024th Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeirolink
251983BOC ChallengeYukoh TadaKoden Okera VJPN13.41m mono28/08/1982 Newport24/03/1983 NewportEast-about207d 13h 53' 45"2071st Class Two with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeirolink
261983BOC ChallengeFrancisStokesMoonshineUSA11.89m mono28/08/1982 Newport25/03/1983 NewportEast-about209d 01h 32' 49"2092nd Class Two with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeirolink
271983BOC ChallengeRichardKonkolskiNike IIICZC/USA13.41m mono28/08/1982 Newport30/03/1983 NewportEast-about213d 16h 46' 26"2133rd Class Two with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeirolink
281983BOC ChallengeGuy BernardinRatso llFRA11.58m mono28/08/1982 Newport06/04/1983 NewportEast-about221d 11h 50' 58"2214th Class Two with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeirolink
291983BOC ChallengeDanByrneFantasyUSA12.19m mono28/08/1982 Newport13/04/1983 NewportEast-about228d 09h 58' 53"2285th Class Two with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeirolink
301983BOC ChallengeRichardMcBrideCity of DunedinNZL12.08m mono28/08/1982 Newport19/05/1983 NewportEast-about264d 04h 49' 50"2646th Class Two with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeirolink
311983Mark SchraderResourcefulUSA12.12m mono30/09/1982 Cape Flattery22/06/1983 Cape FlatteryEast-about199d 17h1995.67 knotsFirst American to round the five southernmost Capeslink
321983Yves GelinasJean-du-Sud.CAN9.14m mono01/09/1981 St Malo09/05/1983 GaspéEast-about282 days2824.14 knotsOne stop in Chatham Islands to repair broken mast following a capsize in the South Pacific. link
331985Nikolai DzambasovTangaraBUL11.0m mono01/09/1983 Sozopol25/07/1985 SozopolEast-about693 days693First Bulgarian to circumnavigate the globe. More info required http://www.geology.bas.bg/oldsite/koko/index_en.htmllink
341987BOC ChallengePhilippeJeantotCredit Agricole IIIFRA18.29m mono30/08/1986 Newport11/01/1987 NewportEast-about134d 05h 23' 56"1341st Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeirolink
351987BOC ChallengeTitouanLamazouEcureuilFRA18.29m mono30/08/1986 Newport15/01/1987 NewportEast-about137d 17h 36' 06"1372nd Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeirolink
361987BOC ChallengeJean-YvesTerlainUAPFRA18.29m mono30/08/1986 Newport24/01/1987 NewportEast-about146d 10h 58' 10"1463rd Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeirolink
371987BOC ChallengeGuy BernardinBiscuits LuFRA18.20m mono30/08/1986 Newport24/01/1987 NewportEast-about146d 12h 51' 34"1464th Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeirolink
381987BOC ChallengeJohnMartinTuna MarineSAF18.29m mono30/08/1986 Newport24/01/1987 NewportEast-about147d 08h 14' 00"1475th Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeirolink
391987BOC ChallengeIan KiernanTriple M Spirit of SydneyAUS18.29m mono30/08/1986 Newport03/02/1987 NewportEast-about156d 16h 03' 38"1566th Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeirolink
401987BOC ChallengeBertieReedStabilo BossSAF18.29m mono30/08/1986 Newport10/02/1987 NewportEast-about163d 21h 47' 56" 1637th Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeirolink
411987BOC ChallengeDavidWhiteLegend SecuritiesUSA17.06m mono30/08/1986 Newport11/02/1987 NewportEast-about164d 23h 06' 22"1648th Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeirolink
421987BOC ChallengeMikePlantAirco Distributer USA15.21m mono30/08/1986 Newport04/02/1987 NewportEast-about157d 11h 44'44"1571st Class Two, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeirolink
431987BOC ChallengeJean-LucVan Den HeedeLet's GoFRA13.79m mono30/08/1986 Newport07/02/1987 NewportEast-about161d 00h 07' 16"1612nd Class Two, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeirolink
441987BOC ChallengeHarryHarkimoBelmont FinlandFIN12.92m mono30/08/1986 Newport14/02/1987 NewportEast-about168d 09h 21' 13"1683rd Class Two, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeirolink
451987BOC ChallengeHallRothAmerican FlagUSA15.24m mono30/08/1986 Newport18/02/1987 NewportEast-about171d 19h 58' 18"1714th Class Two, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeirolink
461987BOC ChallengeRichardKonkolskiDeclaration of IndependenceCZC/USA13.41m mono30/08/1986 Newport18/02/1987 NewportEast-about172d 06h 41' 03"1725th Class Two with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeirolink
471987BOC ChallengeMark SchraderLone StarUSA14.93m mono30/08/1986 Newport22/02/1987 NewportEast-about175d 14h 23' 52"1756th Class Two with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeirolink
481987BOC ChallengePentti SalmiColt by RettigFIN14.80m mono30/08/1986 Newport23/02/1987 NewportEast-about175d 18h 02' 39"1757th Class Two, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeirolink
491987BOC ChallengeJohnHughesJoseph YoungCAN12.55m mono30/08/1986 Newport12/04/1987 NewportEast-about224d 13h 55' 24"2248th Class Two, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Rio de Janeirolink
501990Vendée GlobeMikePlantDuracellUSA18.29m mono1989 Les Sables d'Olonne1990 Les Sables d'OlonneEast-about134 days134Forced to stop and make repairs in Campbell Island NZ but completed the course to establish an American solo circumnavigation recordlink
511990Vendée GlobePatriceCarpentierLe Nouvel ObservateurFRA18.29m mono1989 Les Sables d'Olonne1990 Les Sables d'OlonneEast-aboutStopped in Falkland Islands to repair windvane steering, but completed the courselink
521990Vendée GlobeGuy BernadinO-KayFRA18.29m mono1989 Les Sables d'Olonne1990 Les Sables d'OlonneEast-aboutStopped because of toothache but completed the courselink
531990Olivier de KersausonPoulainFRA23.00m tri1989 Ushant1999 UshantEast-about125d 19h 32'125One stop. more info requiredlink
541991IstvanKoparSalammboHUN9.45 m mono27.07/1990 Gibraltar14/05/1991 GibraltarEast-about277 days2775.2 knotsFirst Hungarian to complete a solo circumnavigation via the three Great Capes, One stop in Fremantlelink
551991BOC ChallengeChristopheAuguinGroupe ScetaFRA18.29m mono15/09/1990 Newport15/01/1991 NewportEast-about121d 22h 36' 35"1211st Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Estelink
561991BOC ChallengeAlainGautierGenerali ConcordeFRA18.29m mono15/09/1990 Newport16/01/1991 NewportEast-about122d 12h 55' 17"1222nd Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Estelink
571991BOC ChallengePhilippeJeantotCredit Agricole IVFRA18.29m mono15/09/1990 Newport23/01/1991 NewportEast-about129d 14h 49' 42"1293rd Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Estelink
581991BOC ChallengeMikePlantDuracellUSA18.29m mono15/09/1990 Newport26/01/1991 NewportEast-about132d 20h 01' 02"1324th Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Estelink
591991BOC ChallengeKangaBirtlesJarken Yacht BuildersAUS18.29m mono15/09/1990 Newport29/01/1991 NewportEast-about135d 21h 38' 47"1355th Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Estelink
601991BOC ChallengeDavid AdamsInnkeeperAUS18.29m mono15/09/1990 Newport29/01/1991 NewportEast-about136d 04h 42' 20"1366th Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Estelink
611991BOC ChallengeIsabelleAutissierEcureuil Poutou-CharentesFRA18.29m mono15/09/1990 Newport01/02/1991 NewportEast-about139d 04h 48' 31"1397th Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Estelink
621991BOC ChallengeBertieReedGrinakerSAR18.29m mono15/09/1990 Newport02/02/1991 NewportEast-about140d 04h 52' 15"1408th Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Estelink
631991BOC ChallengeJose de UgarteBBV Expo '92SPA18.29m mono15/09/1990 Newport03/02/1991 NewportEast-about140d 16h 31' 11"1409th Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Estelink
641991BOC ChallengeNándorFaAlba RegaHUN18.29m mono15/09/1990 Newport28/02/1991 NewportEast-about165d 23h 25' 47"16510th Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Estelink
651991BOC ChallengeYves DupasquerServant VFRA15.24m mono15/09/1990 Newport04/02/1991 NewportEast-about141d 15h 49' 27"1411st Class Two, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Estelink
661991BOC ChallengeDonMcIntyreButtercupAUS15.24m mono15/09/1990 Newport16/02/1991 NewportEast-about153d 12h 21' 20"1532nd Class Two, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Estelink
671991BOC ChallengeJoshHallNew Spirit of IpswichGBR15.24m mono15/09/1990 Newport19/02/1991 NewportEast-about157d 04h 08' 17"1573rd Class Two, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Estelink
681991BOC ChallengeJackBoyeProject City KidsUSA15.20m mono15/09/1990 Newport21/02/1991 NewportEast-about158d 15h 53' 59"1584th Class Two, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Estelink
691991BOC ChallengeHalRothSebagoUSA15.16m mono15/09/1990 Newport15/04/1991 NewportEast-about211d 17h 12' 43"2115th Class Two, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Estelink
701991BOC ChallengePaul ThackaberryVolcanoUSA15.20m mono15/09/1990 Newport14/03/1991 NewportEast-about180d 07h 39' 42"1801st Corinthian Class, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Estelink
711991BOC ChallengeRobinDavieGlobal ExplorerGBR12.19m mono15/09/1990 Newport16/03/1991 NewportEast-about181d 18h 17' 17"1812nd Corinthian Class, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Estelink
721991BOC ChallengeMinoruSaitoShutendohji IIJPN15.20m mono15/09/1990 Newport01/04/1991 NewportEast-about197d 20h 10' 59"1973rd Corinthian Class, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Estelink
731992Jan WitBastaert van CampenNED12.00m mono07/09/1991 Plymouth22/03/1992 PlymouthEast-about268 days268One stop in Hobartlink
741992William PinkneyCommitmentUSA14.32m mono05/08/1990 Boston09/06/1992 BostonEast-about672d inc. stopsVia Cape Town and Hobart. First African/American to complete a solo circumnavigation via the three Great Capeslink
751992Kyoko ImakiireUmirenJPN10.64m mono12/10/1991 Kagoshima05/06/1992 KagoshimaEast-about278 days278Suffered self-steering failure off the Australian coast on 28/04/1992 and accepted outside assistance with helicopter dropping spare partslink
761993Vendée GlobeBernard GallayVuarnet WatchesSUI18.29m mono1992 Les Sables d'Olonne1993 Les Sables d'OlonneEast-aboutForced to make two stopovers after autopilot and structural problems with riglink
771993Peter KeigZealIRL11.58m monoSeptember 1992 LiverpoolApril 1993 LiverpoolEast-about228 days2285.5 knots3-week stopover in Sydney. RIN International Oceanic Award winnerlink
781994Jure Šterk SLO6.5m mono19911994East-aboutFirst Slovenian to complete a solo circumnavigation. Lost at sea during second circumnavigation in 2009. More info required.link
791995BOC ChallengeChristophe AuguinSceta-CalbersonFRA18.29m mono17/09/1994 Charleston17/01/1995 CharlestonEast-about121d 17h 11' 46"1211st Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Estelink
801995BOC ChallengeSteve PettengillHunters ChildUSA18.29m mono17/09/1994 Charleston23/01/1995 CharlestonEast-about128d 04h 03' 09"1282nd Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Estelink
811995BOC ChallengeJean-Luc Van Den HeedeVendee EnterprisesFRA18.29m mono17/09/1994 Charleston25/01/1995 CharlestonEast-about129d 17h 59' 38"1293rd Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Estelink
821995BOC ChallengeDavid ScullyCoyoteUSA18.29m mono17/09/1994 Charleston28/01/1995 CharlestonEast-about133d 00h 56' 35"1334th Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Estelink
831995BOC ChallengeJean JacquesProvoyeurNovell South AfricaSAF18.29m mono17/09/1994 Charleston28/01/1995 CharlestonEast-about133d 05h 11' 41"1335th Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Estelink
841995BOC ChallengeArnet TaylorThursday's ChildUSA18.29m mono17/09/1994 Charleston05/04/1995 CharlestonEast-about200d 01h 45' 26"2006th Class One, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Estelink
851995BOC ChallengeDavid AdamsTrue BlueAus15.24m mono17/09/1994 Charleston26/01/1995 CharlestonEast-about131d 05h 06' 39"1311st Class Two, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Estelink
861995BOC ChallengeGiovanni SoldiniKodakITA15.24m mono17/09/1994 Charleston29/01/1995 CharlestonEast-about134d 00h 46' 40"1342nd Class Two, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Estelink
871995BOC ChallengeNiah VaughanJimroda IIGBR15.24m mono17/09/1994 Charleston03/03/1995 CharlestonEast-about166d 16h 06' 13"1663rd Class Two, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Estelink
881995BOC ChallengeAlan NebauerNewcastle AustraliaAUS15.24m mono17/09/1994 Charleston18/03/1995 CharlestonEast-about181d 13h 46' 28"1814th Class Two, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Este. Went to the rescue of fellow competitor Josh Hall, from his sinking yacht during the first leg.link
891995BOC ChallengeRobin DavieCornwallGBR12.19m mono17/09/1994 Charleston02/04/1995 CharlestonEast-about197d 04h 15' 28"1975th Class Two, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Estelink
901995BOC ChallengeMinoru SaitoShutendohji IIJPN15.20m mono17/09/1994 Charleston06/05/1995 CharlestonEast-about231d 10h 10' 55"2236th Class Two, with stops in Cape Town, Sydney & Punta del Estelink
911996David DicksSeaflightAUS10.36m monoFeb 1996 FremantleNov 1996 FremantleEast-aboutAt 17, was youngest to complete a solo non-stop circumnavigation, but gained assistance off Falklands accepting a rigging bolt dropped by helicopterlink
921996Samantha BrewsterHeath Insured IIGBR20.42m mono1995 SouthamptonJuly 1996 SouthamptonWest-about247d 14h 51' 7"2473.66 knotsAssisted solo circumnavigation. link
931997Vendée GlobeIsabelle AutissierPRBGBR18.29m mono03/11/1996 Les Sables d'OlonneLes Sables d'OlonneEast-aboutForced to make one stop in Cape Town during 1996/97 Vendée Globe solo non-stop round the world Race to replace a broken rudderlink
941997Vendée GlobeYves ParlierAquitaine InnovationsGBR18.29m mono03/11/1996 Les Sables d'OlonneLes Sables d'OlonneEast-about6th 1996/97 Vendée Globe solo non-stop round the world Racelink
951998Karen ThorndikeAmeliaUSA10.97m mono1996 San Diego18/09/1998 San DiegoEast-about2 years 2 weeksAssisted solo circumnavigation. Became ill close to the Falklands, rescued by Royal Navy and hospitalized for three months with angina pectoris,link
962009Vendée GlobeVincentRiouPRBFRA18.29m mono09/11/2008 Les Sables d'OlonneLes Sables d'OlonneEast-aboutDNFAwarded 3rd equal, after rescuing Jean le Cam, and damaging his own boat in the process, which led to his own dismasting and retirement the following day. link
971999Around AloneGiovanni SoldiniFILAITA18.29m mono26/09/1998 Charleston20/01/1999 CharlestonEast-about116 days1161st Class One with stops in Cape Town, Auckland & Punta del Estelink
981999Around AloneMarc ThiercelinSomewhereFRA18.29m mono26/09/1998 Charleston03/02/1999 CharlestonEast-about130 days1302nd Class One with stops in Cape Town, Auckland & Punta del Estelink
991999Around AloneJean Pierre MouligneCray ValleyFRA15.24m mono26/09/1998 Charleston05/02/1999 CharlestonEast-about132 days1321st Class Two with stops in Cape Town, Auckland & Punta del Estelink
1001999Around AloneMichael GarsideMagellan AlphaGBR15.24m mono26/09/1998 Charleston11/02/1999 CharlestonEast-about138 days1382nd Class Two with stops in Cape Town, Auckland & Punta del Estelink
1011999Around AloneBrad van LiewBalance BarUSA15.24m mono26/09/1998 Charleston23/02/1999 CharlestonEast-about150 days1503rd Class Two with stops in Cape Town, Auckland & Punta del Estelink
1021999Around AloneViktor YazykovWind of ChangeRUS12.2m mono26/09/1998 Charleston13/03/1999 CharlestonEast-about168 days1684th Class Two with stops in Cape Town, Auckland & Punta del Estelink
1031999Around AloneNeal Patersonwww.no-barriers.comSAF26/09/1998 Charleston09/04/1999 CharlestonEast-about195 days1955th Class Two with stops in Cape Town, Auckland & Punta del Estelink
1041999Around AloneMinoruSaitoShutendohji IIJPN15.2m mono26/09/1998 Charleston17/04/1999 CharlestonEast-about203 days2036th Class Two with stops in Cape Town, Auckland & Punta del Estelink
1051999Around AloneNeil HunterPaladin IIAUS12.2m mono26/09/1998 Charleston30/04/1999 CharlestonEast-about216 days2167th Class Two with stops in Cape Town, Auckland & Punta del Estelink
1061999Peter KeigZealIRL11.58m monoSeptember 1997 LiverpoolApril 1999 BelfastEast-about224 days2245.5 knots12-month stopover in Sydney. Awarded the Ocean Cruising Club award of Merit.link
1071999Azhar MansorJahur GemilangMAL15.2m mono1998 Langkawi 1999 Langkawi East-about190d 6h 57' 2s"1904.76 knotsFirst Malaysian to sail solo around the world via the three Great Capeslink
1092002Around AloneBernard StammBobst Group Armor LuxSUI18.29m mono15/09/2002 New York08/01/2003 NewportEast-about115 days1st Class One with stops in Brixham, Cape Town, Tauranga & Salvadorlink
1102002Around AloneThierry DuboisSolidairesFRA18.29m mono15/09/2002 New York11/01/2003 NewportEast-about118 days2nd Class One with stops in Brixham, Cape Town, Tauranga & Salvadorlink
1112002Around AloneSimone BianchettiTiscaliITA18.29m mono15/09/2002 New York21/02/2003 NewportEast-about159 days3rd Class One with stops in Brixham, Cape Town, Tauranga & Salvadorlink
1122002Around AloneEmma RichardsPindarGBR18.29m mono15/09/2002 New York24/02/2003 NewportEast-about131 days4th Class One with stops in Brixham, Cape Town, Tauranga & Salvadorlink
1132002Around AloneBruce SchwabOcean PlanetUSA18.29m mono15/09/2002 New York21/02/2003 NewportEast-about159 day5th Class One with stops in Brixham, Cape Town, Tauranga & Salvadorlink
1142002Around AloneBrad van LiewTommy HilfigerUSA15.24m mono15/09/2002 New York10/02/2003 NewportEast-about148 days1st Class Two with stops in Brixham, Cape Town, Tauranga & Salvadorlink
1152002Around AloneTim KentEverest HorizontalUSA15.24m mono15/09/2002 New York03/03/2003 NewportEast-about169 days2nd Class Two with stops in Brixham, Cape Town, Tauranga & Salvadorlink
1162002Around AloneDerek HatfieldSpirit of CanadaCAN12.19m mono15/09/2002 New York18/05/2003 NewportEast-about245 days3rd Class Two with stops in Brixham, Cape Town, Tauranga & Salvadorlink
1172002Around AloneKojiro ShiraishiSpirit of YukohJPN12.19m mono15/09/2002 New York14/03/2003 NewportEast-about180 days4th Class Two with stops in Brixham, Cape Town, Tauranga & Salvadorlink
1182002Around AloneAlan ParisBTC VelocityBER12.19m mono15/09/2002 New York05/04/2003 NewportEast-about202 days5th Class Two with stops in Brixham, Cape Town, Tauranga & Salvadorlink
1192002Andre de MelloDéjà VuBRA10.67m monoEast-about189189Southern hemisphere circumnavigation
1202002EdwinArnoldNomad USA10.85m mono2001 Sitka2001 SitkaEast-aboutStopped for repairs in Cape Town and Adelaide
1212003UweRöttgeringFanFan! GER12.12m mono16/06/2001 Hooksiel08/08/2003 HooksielNorth-South26 months50,213 mile solo circumnavigation via Greenland, Arctic Ocean Islands, New Zealand, Midway Atoll, Chile, Cape Horn, South Georgia, Cape Town, Newport and Faroe Islands.link
1222007Velux 5 OceansBernardStammCheminées PoujoulatSUI18.29m mono22/10/2006 Bilbao2007 BilbaoEast- about103 days1031st Class One with stops in Fremantle and Norfolklink
1232007Velux 5 OceansKojiro ShiraishiSpirit of YukohJPN18.29m mono22/10/2006 Bilbao2007 BilbaoEast- about118 days1192nd Class One with stops in Fremantle and Norfolklink
1242007Velux 5 OceansUnai BasurkoPakeaSPN18.29m mono22/10/2006 Bilbao2007 BilbaoEast- about158 days1583rd Class One with stops in Fremantle and Norfolklink
1252007Velux 5 OceansSir RobinKnox-JohnstonSAGA InsuranceGBR18.29m mono22/10/2006 Bilbao2007 BilbaoEast- about159 days1594th Class One with stops in Fremantle and Norfolklink
1262007Velux 5 OceansGraham DaltonA Southern Man-AGDNZL15.24m mono22/10/2006 Bilbao19/06/2007 BilbaoEast- aboutFinished race out of time after making stops in Porto Santos, Kerguelen, Fremantle, Bluff, Falkland Islands , Fortaleza, and Norfolklink
1272008AdrianFlanaganBarrabas GBR12.19m mono28/10/2005 Southampton 21/05/2008 SouthamptonNorth-South349 days3493.68 knotsExpedition duration incl over-wintering in Alaska and Norway 937 days. 374 days at sea incl periods at anchorlink
1282009Portimão Global Ocean RaceMichael KleinjansRoaring FortyBEL12.19m mono12/10/2008 Portimão27/06/2009 2009 PortimãoEast-about1st and only finisher in the solo division, with stops in Cape Town, Wellington, Ilhabela & Charlestonlink
1292008Tamio MeguroDharmaJPN8.53m mono11/06/2006 Whangarei07/05/2008 WhangareiEast- aboutRounded Cape Horn 29th Dec. 2006. Distance sailed 34,550 nm
1302010Capt. Dilip DondeMhadeiIND17.07m mono19/08/2009 Mumbai19/05/2010 MumbaiEast-about157 days.157First Indian to complete a solo circumnavigation, calling at Fremantle, Lyttleton, Port Stanley, Cape Townlink
1312011JeanneSocratesNereidaGBR11.58 mono09/03/2010 Cape Town06/05/2011 Cape TownEast-about432Via Cape Flattery WA USA. Stops were in Nelson (NZ), Honolulu, Port Townsend, Vancouver/Gibsons/Victoria (Canada), Ushuaia, Stanley (Falklands)
1322011Paddy MacklinTessaGBR8.23m mono17/12/2009 Falmouth12/05/2011 FalmouthEast-about512512link
1332011Minoru SaitoShuten-doji IIJPN15.24m mono10/2008 Yokohama 17/09/2011YokohamaWest-about1,080 days10808th solo circumnavigation. at 77 years and 8 months, he was then the oldest circumnavigation. Made 11 stops enroutelink
1342011Velux 5 OceansBradVan LiewLe PingouinUSA18.29m mono17/10/2010 La Rochelle2011 La RochelleEast-about118d 10h 17'1181st with stops in Cape Town, Wellington, Punta del Este & Charlestonlink
1352011Velux 5 OceansZbigniew GutowskiOperon RacingPOL18.29m mono17/10/2010 La Rochelle2011 La RochelleEast-about140d 14h 37'1402nd with stops in Cape Town, Wellington, Punta del Este, Brazil & Charlestonlink
1362011Velux 5 OceansDerek HatfieldActive HouseCAN18.29m mono17/10/2010 La Rochelle2011 La RochelleEast-about130d 15h 42'1303rd with stops in Cape Town, Wellington, Punta del Este & Charlestonlink
1372011Velux 5 OceansChris Stanmore-MajorSpartanGBR18.29m mono17/10/2010 La Rochelle2011 La RochelleEast-about140d 04h 10'1404th with stops in Cape Town, Wellington, Punta del Este & Charlestonlink
1382013Gerry HughesQuest III GBR12.95m mono01/09 2012 Firth of Clyde08/05/2013 Firth of ClydeEast-about210 days210First profoundly deaf person to complete a solo circumnavigation. Made one stop in Hobartlink
1392016Joe HarrisGryphon Solo 2USA14.19m mono15/11/2015 Newport06/05/2016 NewportEast-about152d 23h 10m 24s152Finish date TBC. Had stops in Cape Town and Pirialopolis, Uruguay.link
1412017Round Antarctica CupLisa BlairClimate Action NowAUS15.24m mono22/01/2017 Albany25/07/ 2017 AlbanyEast-about183d 7h 21' 38"183First woman to sail solo around Antarctica with a stop in Cape Town ratified by the WSSRClink
1422018Jerome RandMighty SparrowUSA9.75m mono3/10/2017 Gloucester30/06/2018 GloucesterEast-about271 days271Via the Snares Rocks south of NZ and Falkland Islandslink
1432018Bill HatfieldL'Eau Commotion GBR11.58m mono23/07/2017 Queensland10/09/2018 QueenslandWest-about414 days414At 79, the oldest person to complete a west-about solo circumnavigation, with one stop in the Falkland Islandslink
1442019La Longue RouteFrancis TolanAlizes IIFRA13.11m monoEast-aboutStood by Loïc Lepage during rescue in Indian Ocean and stopped in Dunedin where he and his cat Navy, were quarantined. link
1452019La Longue RouteGilles HuotPeregrinaFRA14.00 mono16/09/2018 Brest02/05/2019 BrestEast-about229229Rounded Cape Horn 07/02/2019. Tecnical stop in Mar del Platalink
1462019La Longue RouteManu WattercampsCelesteFRA13.00m mono26/08/2018 LorientJanuary 2019 LorientEast-aboutMade one stop in Argentina before returning to Lorient in January 2019link
1472019La Longue RouteKjell LitwinSelene SWE9.75m mono10/06/2018 Falmouth17/06/2019 BrightonEast-about346 days.346Ran out of water in Indian Ocean and accepted outside assistance, and stopped in Hobart to replace windvane and clean hulllink
1482019RandellReevesMoliUSA13.72m mono30/09/2018 San Francisco19/10/2018 San FranciscoFigure-of-8First to complete a solo Figure-of-eight double circumnavigation via Cape Horn , around Antarctica, up through the Atlantic Ocean, across the Arctic Ocean via the Northwest passage, and back down around Alaska to San Francisco.link
1492020BillNorriePixieCAN8.53m mono01/09/2019 Victoria03/09/2020 VictoriaEast-about304Via Gambiers, Isla Hershel, Stanley, Cape Town & Lyttelton Harbour NZ. 304 days at sea.link
1502021Vendée GlobeIsabelleJoschkeMACSFGER18.29m mono08/11/2020 Les Sables d'Olonne24/02/2021 Les Sables d'OlonneEast-about107d 20h 54m108Retired from 2021 Vendee Globe with Canting Keel Mechanism Failure retired unaided Salvador, Bahia. She completed the race unofficial in a time of 107d 20h 54m.link
1512021Vendée GlobeSamantha DaviesInitiatives-coeurGBR18.29 mono08/11/2020 Les Sables d'OlonneLes Sables d'OlonneEast-about109d 23h 40m109Retired from 2021 Vendee Globe with keel damage following collision with unidentified floating object; retired unaided in Cape Town. She continued outside the race unofficially in a time of 109d 23h 40m.link
1522023Golden GlobeSimonCurwinClaraGBR10.70m mono04/09/2022 Les Sables d'Olonne28/04/2023 les Sables d'Olonne East-about234 days2345.35 knots1st, Chichester Class within the Golden Globe Race after stopping for repairs in Puerto Montt, Chile.link
1532023Golden GlobeJeremyBagshawOlleanna RSA9.89m mono04/09/2022 Les Sables d'Olonne15/06/2023 Les Sables d'OlonneEast-about277 days2774.66 knots2nd, Chichester Class within the Golden Globe Race after stopping for repairs in Hobart, Tasmanialink
1542023Golden GlobeGuy WaitesSagamanthaGBR10.67m mono04/09/2022 Les Sables d'Olonne25/06/2023 Les Sables d'OlonneEast-about287 days2874.36 knotsRetired from the Golden Globe Race after making 2 stops in Cape Town and Hobart, but completed solo circumnavigationlink

Compiled by Barry Pickthall. Updated by Andrew Halcrow. © Int. Assoc. of Cape Horners 2023.
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