Golden Globe Race (GGR) and Ocean Globe Race (OGR) founder and race chairman, Don McIntyre, will be running a series of talks about both races at boot Düsseldorf.
Flanked by marketing director, Sebastien Delasnerie, and commercial director, David Cusworth, Don’s talks will take place on the GGR/OGR stand located in HALL 17, Stand C80.
The programme is as follows:
The Return of the Golden Globe Race – Jan 20 @ 4:00pm
Don will chat with 2022 GGR UK entrant, Ian Herbert-Jones, who bought Istvan Kopar’s Puffin Yacht, and Malta entry, Daniel Gatt (sailing a Biscay 36).
Nonstop around the world in 212 days – Jan 21 @ 2:30pm
At 73, Frenchman Jean Luc Van Den-Heede, won the 2018 Golden Globe Race and shocked the world. He talks about the dream and tells how and why this was his ultimate victory.
There is more to sailing than flying! – Jan 23 @ 11:30am
Don talks about the GGR concept and reality, with 2022 GGR Austrian entrant, Michael Gugggenberger (sailing an Endurance 35).
Around the world in the old-fashioned way GGR & OGR – Jan 25 @ 11:00am
Don talks about the GGR, what worked and why it was so successful; and the new 2023 Ocean Globe Race.
There is more to sailing than flying – Jan 26 @ 4 :00pm
Don presents “The growing appeal of low-tech sailing and slowing down. Filling the void left by the need for speed” with 2022 GGR Austrian entrant, Michael Guggenberger.
There will also be the opportunity to find out more about OGR.
Just six months after announcing the inaugural race starting in May 2023, there have been entries from 13 countries in the Ocean Globe Race, bringing the current total to 23 confirmed. The Adventure Class (47-56 feet production yachts) has now been filled and a waiting list has been established. Two spaces are left in the Sayula Class (56.1 to 66 feet production yachts), and spaces are available in the Flyer Class (55-68 feet non-production yachts) and the Classic Challenge (WOR, VOR 60 and Maxis), representing WOR and VOR 60 designs.