The Golden Globe race is a powerful magnet to some.
The huge challenge of preparing for and sailing to the start line from the other side of the world for those entrants from down under has given some insight of what the Golden Globe Race yachts may encounter in the Southern Ocean.
For Shane Freeman, a Golden Globe entrant his campaign ended just west of Cape Horn, when a thundering wave dealt a savage blow to his Tradewind 35 sailboat.
Listen to Shane tell you his gripping story right up to the point where he decided his best option was to abandon ship.
His clear recollection of the facts is like a window into the realities facing the Golden Globe Race competitors as they enter the challenges of the Southern Ocean.
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