Istvan Kopar

The first American sailor to compete in a solo race around the world.

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History is Being Made!

Fewer than 300 sailors have accomplished solo circumnavigation of the globe. 

More people have climbed Mt. Everest, or even gone to space.

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 - March Update

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Conquering the 7 seas all by himself, with nothing but a map and a compass (and Balance of Nature).

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The Golden Globe Race 2018

"In 1968, some of the world’s most adventurous sailors set out on the first Golden Globe Race. Ten months later, Robin Knox-Johnston emerged victorious, becoming the first person in history to complete a solo, nonstop circumnavigation of the globe. Much has changed in the past fifty years, and today many sailors yearn for a time when a circumnavigation race could be so raw and elemental. Don McIntyre now seeks to recapture the thrill and purity of this bygone era by organizing the Golden Globe Race 2018. Not only will all competitors have to sail solo around the world without stopping, but they will also only be allowed to use the same level of technology that was available to Knox-Johnston in 1968. Istvan Kopar has been chosen as one of only 30 provisional entrants in this prestigious competition."

- from koparsailing.com

 - Solo Circumnavigator

Meet Istvan Kopar

Istvan was born in Hungary. He became a US citizen in 2000, restored his boat 'Puffin' by hand, and is dedicated to sail around the world. Istvan chose Balance of Nature's Whole Health system as his only nutrition supplement for the entire Golden Globe Race - 9 long, captivating months at sea. 

1

American

18

Participants

13

Countries

30K

Miles

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Bringing the spirit of "Kihivas" everywhere he goes...

(Kihivas is the Hungarian word for challenge)

 "[Kihivas] is the belief that there is more beyond every finish line, that every success is merely a stepping stone to the next goal, and that any dream is possible for those who dare to pursue it."

- Istvan Kopar

No Technology.

No Stops.

No Assistance.