Special Report – Don McIntyre


When the Australian Geographic Society presented Don with the Gold Medal for a “Life Time of Adventure” in 2012 they probably thought at 57 he was about to retire from a lifetime of adventure.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Since then Don has managed to resurrect what I think is the greatest race of all time, the Golden Globe Race (GGR), and he is about to do the same thing with the old Whitbread around the world race. Giving amateur sailors the chance to race around the world in the Ocean Globe Race (OGR)
If that weren’t enough he has also built himself a tiny (5.8 meter) sailboat to race across the Atlantic later this year and will run a race around the world in these tiny boats in 2024.
So there’s no excuse for lethargy in lockdown… Don can send you the plans and you could be building your own boat in the garage, all in lockdown!

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