Lagos, Portugal: The Race Director of the G580T, Lutz Kohne, has delayed the start of the McIntyre Adventure Globe 5.80 Transat by 24 hours to Monday 1 November at 1200hrs UTC.
While the weather was acceptable for this Sunday, 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.
Schofield will then launch, rig and prepare to sail in the following days. He has made a huge effort to be with the fleet for 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 ex-Volvo race fleet, so that’s cool,´ Don McIntyre, founder of the 5.80 class and skipper of Trekka said. “And the entrants are one big family and this is all for them,”
Follow the live Tracker at: http://www.Globe580Transat.com and live coverage of the start on the Globe 5.80 Transat Facebook Page.