Transat 11 november 2023 Class Globe 5.80

The Race

On the 5th of november 2023 there will be a Transat. The start will be in Lagos Portugal. From there a race to Lanzarote on the Canaries. Expected arrivel will be on 10th of November.

On 18th of november the race crossing the atlantic starts. Approx 3.000 nm and approx 30 days on sea.

The goal is Antigua, a beautifull island in the west Indies.

The expected speed will be 100 nm in 24 hours, so the trip will take about 30 days of sailing.

The website for the 2023 event

The boat (

The project I've started is building a Class Globe 5.80. A design by Janusz Madersky and an idea of Don McIntyre. The McIntyre ClassGlobe 5.80 is a SIMPLE, AFFORDABLE, SAFE, Extreme weather ocean capable, easily handled, FUN to sail (and build) fully self-righting yacht. Features include, Basic plywood epoxy construction, bow crash box, three watertight compartments. Six full frames, two watertight bulkheads, pine stringers and oak floors. The hull is covered with sustainable plantation 10mm plywood. Central bottom strip of plywood 20 mm. Deck covered with 8 mm. The hull is then laminated with epoxy and glass. A 142 degrees point of vanishing stability with central, strong skeg supported outboard rudder with three sets gudgeons and pintles, allowing simple effective trim tab wind vane steering. A simple overbuilt steel fabricated Keel, with lead bulb, two x 2mtr bunks, bunks or on the cabin sole, or an athwartship bunk by lifting a floor panel. A secure comfortable cockpit, two transom balancing Dagger boards, quick closing companionway hatch/door (Or 50 x 50 Deck hatch closure) with 360-degree visibility observation cab with 1.65mtr headroom under and 1mtr headroom while sitting on a bunk.

A 50 x 50 Foredeck hatch, dorade/dome vents, 20 x 20 deck hatch, ample hand holds, strong stanchions and rails, two bow towing cleats, dedicated storage of 4man ISO Ocean Life-Raft in Cockpit (cannister) or down below (Plastimo “ClasseGlobe Valise” only). Watertight bunk hatches. A Selden Ocean spec. mast for extreme conditions with screwed lower pull apart sleeve to fit 20ft container, removable bow sprit, Storm rig running backstay and removable storm jib baby stay. Able to safely carry all up weight of items not permanently bolted on boat inc. two sailors, 40 days food, water, sails, safety equipment up to 575kg! or Club Race with 3 or 4! (can fit marine or portable toilet in forepeak if required?)

Some background of who I am and what my plans are.

To follow my progress on building my Biggest Monkey, see my photos.