Ep. 19: 2018 Golden Globe Race Founder Don McIntyre Interviewed by Linus Wilson

06.08.2016 - By Slow Boat Sailing Podcast

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We’re podcasting from Providencia, Colombia in the middle of the Caribbean Sea. We are preparing for the next weather window to take us to Panama.

We talked to Don McIntyre the creator of the 2018 50th Anniversary Golden Globe race. Small stout boats without electrical gadgetry like GPS will engage in the "slowest race in the world," reliving the famous 1968 race.  Mr. McIntyre think the winner will be alone on the ocean for 8 months or more in the update of the race that made Robin Knox Johnston and Bernard Moitessier household names.

The 2018 Golden Globe Race Route 

Don McIntyre told about some of his past adventures such as his reenactment of the Lt. Bligh's open boat voyage from Tofu, Tonga to Batavia, Indonesia.

Below is a picture of Mr. McIntyre and another lover of the sea.

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