Global Solo Challenge logo

RWYC partners with the Global Solo Challenge 2023

The Royal Western Yacht Club is also pleased to announce a partnership with Marco Naninni’s team at The Global Solo Challenge 2023 (GSC 2023). The Event website can be found

Acting Rear Commodore Oceanic, Adrian Gray said “This is a great opportunity for both the RWYC and the GSC to work together in promoting the spirit of Corinthian, short-handed Oceanic Sailing – a discipline that the RWYC is proud to have created and continues to develop to this very day.”

Global Solo Challenge 2023 Event Director, Marco Nannini, said “We are a new round the world event, but our principles mirror those of the RWYC and we are proud to associate. Like many, my first short-handed races were RWYC events. We are an event for ordinary sailors with ordinary boats who wish to do something extraordinary. We welcome the support and enthusiasm that the RWYC has shown to the GSC 2023 and look forward to a long-term relationship.”

The GSC does not demand a race qualifier for their entries, but the rigours of the OSTAR 2021 and the RI 2023 can provide a platform for them to test themselves and their boats ahead of their global adventure. Completion of the OSTAR 2021 or the RI 2023 would count as a GSC 2023 qualifier.

Information on this race will be available on by end of March
• ‘Intent to enter’ emails should be sent to
• Entry form coupled with deposits are required to secure entry
• For further information please go to

For information on the Global Solo Challenge please go to