Wempe Sponsors Solo Circumnavigation

During the 2017 Annapolis Sailboat Show, Wempe, along with USA distributor, GlobalTec Solutions LLC, met Istvan Kopar--an experienced and serious sailor. 

During conversation with the intrepid seafarer, the company learned that the 65-year-old was preparing for a solo circumnavigation during the 2018 recreation of the Golden Globe Race. 

Impressed by Kopar's endeavor, Wempe agreed to sponsor the circumnavigation. Recently, Kopar was presented with two chronometers and a barometer to aid him during the race (skippers are not permitted modern technology for the Golden Globe Race).

You can read more about the units and the race here. Also, feel free to follow Kopar's progress leading up to and during the race here