By Brett Lyall | McMichael Yacht Brokers
After winning the 2023 Bermuda One-Two at just 29 years old, Cole Brauer is back on the open ocean. She is one of five Americans on the roster of 20 skippers competing in the 2023 Global Solo Challenge. She is the only female sailor in the fleet, and if successful, she will be the first American woman to have raced solo around the globe.
As Cole said, "I don't notice myself being any different than the other competitors. There's no gender when you're alone on the ocean. You're just a sailor who's out there, who has to make it work."
After departing A Coruna, she's not just 'making it work' in this high-stakes pursuit race but catching the boats who started before her and putting distance on the boats behind. She recently posted a new 24-hour 'best distance' run since the start of the GSC covering 265 Nautical Miles. Join me in supporting Cole, and the rest of the competitors, as they race solo around the world.
To follow the race tracker, go to - globalsolochallenge.com/tracking
To learn more about Cole's story, check out this article - https://www.windcheckmagazine.com/article/cole-brauer/