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Race Organisers

Ocean Frontiers Pty Ltd, a company registered in Australia, is responsible for the organisation, management and promotion of the 2022 Golden Globe Race in conjunction with McIntyre Adventure Ltd.

Don McIntyre (CEO)

Don McIntyre is the founder and Race Chairman of the Golden Globe Race. Don is an experienced circumnavigator and recognised as one of Australia’s greatest explorers.

In 2012 the Australian Geographic Society, recognising his many divers expeditions over the years and his ongoing efforts to promote adventure, presented him with it’s highest accolade, a “Gold” Medal for a “LifeTime of Adventure”. This was only the 12th time it had been presented in the 25 year history of the Society. The inscription on this ultimate ”Gold” medal, simply read “For a life spent encouraging Adventure and Discovery”.

Passionate about all forms of adventure and inspiring others, this Race was born from his desire to recreate the Golden Age of solo sailing.

Don finished 2nd in class in the 1990-91 BOC Challenge solo around the world yacht race. In 2010, he led the successful 4-man Talisker Bounty Boat Challenge to re-enact the Mutiny on the Bounty voyage from Tonga to West Timor in a similar boat and with the same limited supplies available to Captain Bligh 221 years before.

For 23 years, Don has been leading annual expeditions to Antarctica. He moved to Hobart to live in 1999 and was a member of the RYCT for many years. From 2008 until 2020 he spent only a few weeks a year in Australia and lived in the Kingdom of Tonga on the island of Nomuka IKI. Since 2020, Don lives full-time in Les Sables d’Olonne, France.

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