MacIntyre came up with another circumnavigation!
The organizer of the Golden Globe Race-2018/19 Don MacIntyre is once again preparing a sensation. On March 13, in Amsterdam, where the popular boat show will be taking place at this time, he will announce a round-the-world race on classMini 5.80 new class yachts.
MacIntyre clearly got a taste. Preparations for the next Golden Globe Race are in full swing: the round-the-world singles race without calling at ports starts in September 2022, and now 22 daredevils have signed up to participate in it.
Plus, under the leadership of the same MacIntyre, work began on the organization in 2023 of the Ocean Globe Race – a round-the-world race in honor of the 50th anniversary (1973) of the first Whitbread Round the World Race (yachts built no later than 1988 will be able to take part in this race )
But this was not enough for MacIntyre, primarily because he himself wanted to take part in some distant adventure. And now, as you already know, on March 13 in Amsterdam, the Briton intends to announce the creation of a new class of yachts – ClassMini 5.80 and the holding of a number of major races. Including the circumnavigation of the Mini Globe Race.
The first yacht of the new class is now being built by its developer – the Polish yachtsman Janusz Madersky. Ship testing is due to begin in June. Note that the design is simple and reliable at the same time. According to McIntyre, it will be possible to build a yacht on your own in about 500 hours.
Already in 2021, the ClassMini 5.80 will be held transatlantic race, which starts in Portugal. The second such race will be held in 2023. And between them, in 2022, a race will be held from Portugal to Azores and vice versa.
And finally, in October or November 2024, the turn of the circumnavigation of the Mini Globe Race will come, which will leave from one of the European ports around the world – to the West, through the Panama Canal, and then along the route: Marquise Islands – Tahiti – Tonga – Kupang (city in Indonesia in West Timor) – Mauritius – Cape Town – Cape Verde – and the finish is somewhere in Europe.
The whole route around the world will be divided into 6 stages with short – in a few days – stops for rest and repair. The approximate race length is 26,400 nautical miles. It is planned that it can be overcome in 400 days.
Well, now you know the first details. And if you want to know more about ClassMini 5.80 yachts and new races, you are welcome to visit www.ClassMini580.com, which will start operating on March 14, the day after the presentation in Amsterdam.
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