Dubbed 'a race for madmen' the Golden Globe was run in 1968 and won by the only man to finish, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. Exactly 50 years on 30 competitors will set out on the 30,000 mile trip using old production yachts with no modern electronics.
Follow the race here with latest information from December 2017
to go our Golden Globe page with regular updates on filming of the race as it progresses 30,000 miles around the globe.
Mosquitoes are now beating the bed nets by biting earlier and outside. The race is on to find a trap to stop them.
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