Revised schedule for Globe 5.80 Transat
Published on November 16th, 2021
Lanzarote, Spain (November 16, 2021) – Due to a weak weather forecast for the scheduled start on November 18, the inaugural Globe 5.80 Transat has moved up the start date for its second stage forward to November 17 at 10:00 am UTC.
“With days of forecast calm weather approaching, all agreed we must leave as soon as possible to get south and hopefully reach the Trades much sooner,” said Race Director Lutz Kohne.
With a daily average between 120 to 140 nautical miles with the right conditions, the five starters expect to complete the 3000 nm course to Antigua in three to four weeks. After placing fourth in the first leg, 25 year old Swiss entrant Severin Hummer, youngest in the fleet, has decided not to continue with the second leg.
Standings – Leg One
1. Numbatou (SUI), Etienne Messikommer, 4d 21h 22m 58s
2. Menawan (CZE), Michal Krysta, 5d 2h 57m 32s
3. Origami (GBR), Peter Kenyon, 5d 10h 44m 17s
4. Shrimp (SUI), Severin Hummer, 5d 21h 59m 19s
5. Trekka (AUS), Don McIntyre, 5d 2h 49m 32s
6. Molly Claire (IRL), Jim Schofield,
Race details – Tracker – Twitter
The first ever single-handed Globe 5.80 Transat Race set off November 1 on the first stage of 600 miles from Lagos, Portugal to Lanzarote, Spain, followed by the 3000 mile second stage on November 18 to Antigua.
The Class Globe 5.80 One Design Ocean Racing yacht provides an affordable solo 19-foot ocean and offshore racing yacht for amateur construction and competition. Since the release of plans in early 2020, the plywood-build class has attracted strong interest with 165 builders in 27 countries. The first six launched from five countries are participating in the 2021 Globe 5.80 Transat.
The Globe 5.80 Transat will be held every two years. In the next 12 months up to 45 new yachts are expected to be launched with 165 builders in 27 countries. The ultimate goal of many builders is to enter the 2024 Mini Globe Race with 14 of the available 30 entries already signed up.
Source: Globe 5.80 Transat