Why would anyone want to race a 5.80m yacht solo around the world?

Good question! Maybe no one does, but in this fast, sometimes confusing world, where the comfort of that high standard of living we all aspire to becomes flat lining, with nothing above or below the comfort line, many question why? What’s it really all about. Maybe this Mini Globe is a chance for individuals to define who they are.

It’s certainly a low impact and sustainable adventure. This is unquestionably an amazing challenge. It is not going to be easy. At times it will not be fun. But if there is one thing I know; it will appeal to many as an idea. Only those who are looking for something extraordinary in their lives will take it to the next level. Only those who believe in themselves and their own ability, not to do it, but to understand that anything is possible and why can’t they do it. Pretty simple really. Anyone can. You just need to make the decisions. And finally, to those who often say, “Oh yes, but it costs too much money”. Think again, or fair enough, go for a walk in the mountains, as plenty of adventure to be had in life. This adventure is serious and certainly not for everyone.

One thing that is a standout no brainer. This is going to be one amazing family of people, off together on a truly awesome, low impact, extreme ultimate adventure. Stop overs will be crazy, conversations unreal and the depth of friendship and bonding at sharing a common challenge, completely unique. This will indeed be a life defining moment for every sailor involved. The toughest is kept till the end. Getting around the Cape of Good Hope and then north of Cape Town will be tough. But that’s just the way it is. The only way!

So why entry fees? Excellent question and indeed there could be none and you can sail off on the ultimate solo anytime. But, this is a little pet project for me, so entry fees show you’re serious and happy to help.

The MGR is NOT the same as the Golden Globe or the Ocean Globe which are both my absolute priority and major events, but this is HISTORY in the making! It compares to nothing in the world. I just like little boats and big adventures. I’m inspired by the many previous small boat ocean voyages, including around the world. I plan to spend some of my time and money organising an exciting new 5.80 concept and events for those who like the idea of joining an event. I am not doing it for money. There is none. Together we are creating a new family movement!

Don McIntyre, Globe 5.80 Founder