Sailing for Palestine, Nabil Amra

Nabil Amra is an American born Palestinian who works as a foreign exchange trader in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He purchased a ketch rigged version of the Biscay 36 class yacht built by the Falmouth Boat Company named Elle May which he returned her to the builder to have her prepared for the GGR.


In 2015, he sailed a catamaran with a friend across the Caribbean and through the Panama Canal. “The effect on me was so profound that I began to look for a blue-water boat of my own and bought a Contessa 32 class yacht based in St. Maarten.
He says of the GGR: “My saltwater journey is just beginning! I’m preparing to start a new chapter in my life that has more to do with adventure. The Golden Globe Race came along at just the right time to turn an incessant daydream into reality. My eagerness is to sail under the Palestinian flag and to represent these forlorn people who have had little to be cheery about for a long time.”

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***2018 Golden Globe Race. Nabil Amra , the US born Palestinian with this Biscay 36 ketch rigged production yacht ELE MAY at the Falmouth Boat Co, Flushing where the yacht is being fitted out in readiness for the start of the 2018 Golden Globe Race from Falmouth on 16th June 2018.
Nabil Amra will be competing under the Palestinian flag.
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