Second Spanish sailor enters Global Solo Challenge

Javier Lapresa from Palma de Mallorca, Spain, is the 31st person to enter the 2023 Global Solo Challenge.

From a young age Lapresa has inherited his family’s passion for sailing. He has entered the GSC with a competitive spirit, it will not be just an adventure for him and he intends to train as much as possible to be as ready as he can be.

He will sail his family boat which they have owned since 1984, a Furia 37 whose design was inspired by the Fastnet 1983 winning boat, Diva.

The yacht Layro, a Furia 37 built in 1984.
Lapresa will compete on his yacht Layro, a Furia 37 built in 1984. Pic – Javier Lapresa

We are delighted to welcome Javier as the second Spanish entry in the event. Spain has a great number of talented offshore sailors and the open format and lower budget of the GSC may provide an opportunity for many to take on the ultimate challenge of sailing single-handed, non stop by the three great capes, and gain visibility with the international offshore sailing public.

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JPK August 2023
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