McIntyre Adventure Globe 5.80 Transat start DELAYED 24 hrs

Dateline: Lagos, Portugal

The Race Director of the G580T Lutz Kohne, has delayed the start of the McIntyre Adventure Globe 5.80 Transat by 24hrs to Monday 1 November at 1200 hrs UTC.

While the weather was acceptable for Sunday 31, the entrants all agreed it would be best to await the arrival of Irish entrant Jim Schofield, who has been towing his yacht “Molly Claire” from Ireland by car and is not due to arrive in Marina de Lagos on Sunday night. He will then launch, rig and prepare to sail in the following days. Jim has made a huge effort to be with the fleet and join the race and is now not expected to start until Thursday, catching up with the fleet officially in Marina Rubicon Lanzarote.

All entrants want to have a drink with him before they set off! That is how the Globe 5.80 family works.

Our fleet is the same size as the Volvo Race fleet, so that is cool and the entrants are one big family and this is all for them!

Don McIntyre, Founder of the 5.80 Class and skipper of TREKKA

Follow the live tracker on and live coverage of the start on the Globe 5.80 Transat Facebook Page.