Rebounding from adversity: Susan Hood Trophy Race 2023

The Susan Hood Trophy Race 2023 on Lake Ontario was a thrilling adventure that tested my sailing skills, adaptability, and determination. Alongside my partner, Dheeraj Joshi, we embarked on this challenging race in the Doublehanded category, with little practice and minimal knowledge about the boat we were sailing—a 1979 MG38 sailboat recently acquired by Dheeraj. […]

Installing a marine diesel engine

Gaurav begins the journey of refitting Good Hope for the Golden Globe Race started with a repower using an unusual choice of engine

FOMO in the GGR is real! On the other side is my plan!

There has been a lot of conversation in the circles of real estate investors in London, Ontario on FOMO. Here is my take on FOMO in the GGR. Fear of missing out (FOMO) is described as a pervasive apprehension that others might be having rewarding experiences from which one is absent. This social anxiety is […]

GGR, OGR and now what? I am glad I met this mad man!

Now there is something new coming and I am extremely excited about it. I don’t have much more to say but that it will enable even more people to experience offshore racing than in the GGR and OGR. It’s big! It’s huge and it’s exciting!

So onto what next for me, these races that Don comes up with might just take over my life. I think I will have to start purchasing lotto tickets.

The Moisture Meter isn’t beeping!

You are going to read this line very often in my blogs from now on- I am sorry I haven’t written in a long time. The fact is with the new job which means I am in Saint Paul, Minneapolis for two weeks a month. This might seem OK but with all the things going on, adds a lot of complexity.

A Different Approach- Life, GGR, Good Hope, Finances & the OGR

Many competitors have different approaches in the lead up to the GGR. Some competitors are busy refitting, some are busy sailing and some plan to leave the refit to the last winter before the race. I have a different approach and I am going to lay it down below. For some of my followers who […]