19/04: The last addition (deduction?) to our minimalism, without gas, engine, practically without electricity, booze etc, I'm listening (with last cell batts) E ric Clapton's "Unplugged". Luckily there's plenty of wind, that's what I'm here for :) . ... See MoreSee Less
Wonder if he knows that the First song on the "unplugged" album called "Signe"is a instrumental piece done on and for a beautiful sailing yacht "Signe" designed by Bruce King. Clapton used to charter it.
You have this Tapio; the GGR family have your back 😀 wishing you fair winds for a speedy passage to LSO from Falmouth 😀
More of a challenge than most have had to endure but I guess you're ok with Eric Clapton 😁 Hats off to your epic sailing adventure and seamanship Tapio
Go, go, go, Tapio!!! You can do it!!!!! Fingers crossed!!!
kaiketon risteily, uusinta uutta😁
🌬🌬🌬🌬⛵🙋♀️ saludos desde Puerto Rico. Resiste Tapio. Eres bravo!
2500 miles without booze must be terrible, indeed.. 🙈 Stay strong! 😅 The end is near...
Les Sables d'Olonne is a great supporter of maritime adventure and culture at every opportunity..and this Oceans Film Festival is already a HUGE success .BRAVO!! #GGR2018// Les "mises en relation" des Ecrans de la mer" //
Entrepreneurs et décideurs engagés pour une économie maritime durable, venez développer votre réseau professionnel en participant aux "speed meetings" avec les membres du Cluster Maritime Français et rencontrer de jeunes skippers ou aventuriers à soutenir.
Ce temps fort du vendredi 3 mai sera animé de 14h à 16h par Virginie Valentini, en présence de Jean Luc Van Den Heede et Don McIntyre
* Vous aimeriez soutenir un skipper ? Ne manquez pas le "Mini RDV", animé par Marc Chopin - Les Sables d'Olonne Vendée Course au Large, pour les chefs d'entreprises prêts à soutenir de sympathiques et talentueux skippers Classe Mini :
Yann Blondel Tim Darni - Navigateur Jean-Marie KOCH JB Ternon - Skipper Paul Guillou - Objectif Mini Transat 2021 Joris CORBIN
* Et pourquoi pas un projet d'aventure ou de solidarité en mer ? 7 minutes pour apprécier les personnalités et les énergies qui feront vibrer votre entreprise en 2019/2020.
Les Ecrans de la Mer - Festival International du Film de Mer Centre de Congrès Les Atlantes Ville des Sables d'Olonne Les Sables d'Olonne Agglomération Les Sables d'Olonne Pole Mer Bretagne AtlantiqueCIC Ouest Cluster Maritime Français Ouest France Ushuaïa TV RCA La Radio Voiles et Voiliers ... See MoreSee Less
15/04: We have caught up the sun! Corrected Noon altitude was 89d55m, probably closest to Zenith I'll get during this incarnation! AM azimuth was 90d and PM azi muth 270, meaning that the sun rises from exactly East, ascends directly to the Zenith and ascends from there directly to West. Awesome, experience of a lifetime, was worth the slightly shorter noon to noon day's run! (didn't do it deliberately:))
16/04: Still enthusing about yesterday's running fix. Azimuths being east/west meant position lines being north/south so the hat was an open cylinder instead of being cocked. Dr zeuss hat?
I warmly recommend celestial navigation to anyone going cruising. Get yourself a sextant, Nautical Almanac NP314 19, Rapid Sight Reduction Tables NP303 @@
???? old. Very tasty although some ice would be nice. Have to admit that a cold, crispy white wine with some fresh pain de la campagne would also go well, but ??????
17/04: Cel.nav.ctnd, I have simplified and sped up the process by substituting the corrections with a total correction of 11,12 or 13 deg for sights of 18 to 27 , 28 to 49 and 50 to 90 deg respectively honoring the late Rob James. The method had taken him around the world a couple times and also his wife Dame Nao mi James, who was the first female solo circumnavigator and it seems to be accurate enough for me, too. See Robert A James: Ocean Sailing (Nautical, 1980 ... See MoreSee Less
I can imagine the experience of celestial navigation and tuning into and pacing the suns relationship with planet earth must just about usher in a hermit type extasy for a sailor who has explored the worlds oceans as well as his own soul
I'm doing my 3rd Atlantic crossing in May, and it will be the 1st 100% celestial. It's going to be fun!
Wow nice lessons....
HOw nice that Tapio remembers Rob James …
Please continue to update all Tapio's messages. It's not over until everyone is in :) Go Tapio
Starting on celestial nav this year - I think I will call it ‘Tapio practise’😀
A fine "touch wood" Trophy for Don and Jane, and GGR history - thanks Pat!
Great to see Capt Coconut looking so well and in such great spirits.
Capt. Coconut is so much fun. Loved the Don And Mark Show!
What a wonderful character and superb member of the GGR family!
Hello Guys , see you soon
Good to hear Captain Coconut again !🙂
We'll send it to you Don!
Ausy boys humour and friendship- lovely
lection time in Aussie - so capt coconut should push it with his local members :)
awesome people! Love you Guys!!
Great to see you managed to get back Mark, have a great time, hi to Don et Celinne there and all the GGR gang. Hugs all round. I’ve been at the start of the Brisbane to Gladstone race today, nice “squally “ start for them ⛵️
Great! Love these impromptu chats
Good to see you Mark!!
Hey, hi Mark!
Currently watching Suhaili , on her way to Falmouth
Great to see him. It’s going to be such a good weekend!
" this was meant to be a short one because you're not a story" ( if I understood it well) ..Keep it up...Keep it REAL Don!
Silly question Don....
..but how did he know the depth...did they have depth sounders...?
Hi dad 😂
Hi 👋 I
His passport and flight tickets are still in his pocket. hehe
Great question about the land hugging off South Africa!
Greeting from Falmouth - welcome to the GGR family. Great to have a fellow Paddy in the next race. Great boat, good luck with your preparations.
Hi Pat, I’m from West Cork and you’re my man for the next GGR. Sail on in the brilliant tradition of your dad and your great compatriot Conor O’Brien! 🇮🇪⛵️
Great stuff Pat Lawless delighted to be able follow an Irish entrant in the next GGR- all the exciting, if that was possible 🇮🇪☘️🇮🇪
Well done Pat and best of luck!!!
So proud of you Pat , she is one amazing boat !! You are looking great fair play to u !!
Well done pat a very good looking boat good luck
Good interview Don . Good to see good old solid boats doing great voyages best of luck to all. Makes me appreciate my Swarbrick 40 sitting here at 36 south.
GGR - watching from Australia.
I love this boat... 😊
Brilliant and beautiful boat and great deal Pat. It is a great and simple set up and Tbh I wouldn’t do too much to that apart from the GGR requirements of bulkhead and safety gear. Kemp made good solid masts so pull it out and check it all over and it may be good to go. Keep,the Aries and maybe fit Hydrovane as back up. Your Sestral Mooremis safe and sound here Don 😀
Hi from Israel ⚓️❤️
watching from Philippines
I like him even more now that I see his Bob Marley shirt! JAH! RASTAFARAI!
Great stuff Pat , all the best from The Merry Mill
Great Pat , well done Best of luck
👍 just thrilled at the perspective of another Golden Globe Race edition ! welcome to all new entrants.
@Don McIntyre as high-spirited and enthusiastic as ever : don't change a winning team 😃
Pat is a great guy. Had the good fortune to meet him on the dock over the last couple of days. He made a plaque for each of the GGR finishers to recognize their accomplishment.
Welcome to the firsherman fournitures from Ireland to #GGR2022 !
Good afternoon Don and Pat. Good to EE some preparation for 22.
Fun to see such a nice boat. Very good tour. Welcome to the GGR!!
The GGR seems to attract great characters, marvellous!
For Sale: # 37 PUFFIN
Price: $120,000 USD
AS IS WHERE IS by April 22nd
Fully race ready and tested, 2018 GGR 4th place finisher with all requisite 2018 GGR gear & equipment (currently less than 1 year old). After April 22nd the boat will go to the open market at a significantly higher price.
Tapio Lehtinen Sailing has no more GAS! so cold food for the rest of the trip and no tea or coffee and oats soaked in cold water.! The biggest flying fish of the whole trip landed on his deck yesterday ..HUGE! so he cleaned it ready for Fried breakfast and went to wash it but dropped it...AGGH! He went below to boil his oats again instead feeling a little down and..OPPS! No gas!!! so it would have been Sishumi anyway!...His water Generator is still not working but he has perfect sailing conditions 16kt NE wind on a low sea and the temperature is perfect in MID 20's with the sun shining and having fun playing with his sextant. He is shooting the sun three times a day and was excited to be directly under the sun that was vertically overhead a couple days ago!. He seems to make life fun no matter what! 2550 miles without a cup of tea sounds brutal!! but if he can maintain his 4.7kts ..it will be sooner rather than later for a grilled steak! Only in the GGR hey!! :) Go Tapio.. #GGR2018 ... See MoreSee Less
NO MORE HOT FOOD for Tapio Lehtinen Sailing..no more hot anything as he just ran out of GAS! for cooking, so cold porridge! ..fun with his sextant and fantastic sailing so life is going OK!! except that his water Generator is still not working, but that hot meal will slowly become an obsession... #GGR2018 ... See MoreSee Less
Two of the Rubicon 3 yachts are right now chasing each other across the Atlantic using celestial Nav. only, an adventure under the stars for those who want to learn so much! and gain miles!! :) ..to possibly do it all again in your own boat ?? #GGR2018Very interesting to see the different strategies of Hummingbird and Starling as they cross the Atlantic. They are both trying to avoid the top of the Azores high and use the strong westerlies to power east to the Azores. Hummingbird has headed east first, banking on the high not moving northward while Starling is still looking for a little more northing. Hummingbird is screaming east now, so it looks like at least for now she has hit the jackpot! We'll see how it pans out over the coming days!
And remember - all navigation is by the stars only. No GPS!! These guys are really doing something special. ... See MoreSee Less
So cool to hear the story behind the story!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!
What a great interview with a different twist! I really felt like I got to know Istvan. Very interesting questions Don.
Fantastic interview. Thank you so much Istvan for all your reflections, recollections and observations - really interesting and inspiring😀
Marks teddy did not smell when I got him he smells lovely now with channel perfume !!!
I never really saw things as Istvan was complaining. I always saw it as he was explaining what was happening to him and what he was doing to fix it. I thought it was always all very interesting and I learned a lot of things from Istvan. I liked that part of his phone calls and still do. I liked his videos he made before the race on all the different modifications he did to Puffin. Well done Istvan. There is a wealth of information that can be learned from all the behind the scenes stuff that happened in the GGR. This was another great interview.
What a wonderful guy Istvan is!!!! So awesome!
Thank you Don as always you made this past 12 months the most exciting time for me with the GGR!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
These chats are great, hearing about the man from the man!
Hi Istvan and Don
Awesome interview.! !👏👏 Thank You Don , Istvan, .....still following from Canada 🇨🇦 see you soon Tapio ! !
All so very interesting. This is fun. Thank you Don, Istvan, and Jane Jane.
Good story Istvan, thanks for sharing 👍
Don and Istvan, Many thanks for an enthralling interview. Explain rather than complain, was a point well made..... and IMO explaining a problem is very often the key to finding a solution!
Hi Istvan, congratulations!!! :)
It’s been great - thank you!
Congratulation Istvan your achievement!👍
Thank you MUCH, Istvan, Jean Luc and Don!👍👍👍
Good afternoon Don and Istvan.
Hello István and Don, was a great story looking forward to hear the rest!
When you dream, dream big! 😀
Hi from Falmouth, uk - looking forward to seeing Suhaili again on 22nd April - will be watching re-enactment from Pendennis Head!
Great video chaps
I wish we could download everything from their brains for 2022 competitors to learn from.
As I watch and listen to this interview I can not help but appreciate the wealth of knowledge and life experience so casually expressed by these Titans. Life at sea, small boats, Sexton navigation, lessons learned, life appreciated. All over a cup of tea. Priceless!
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is an icon at so many levels. He makes TIME for people. He shares himself genuinely is many ways. He becomes an inspiration by his acts then and to this day. For 36 years he has helped me at various times and we have laughed plenty. The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race organisation is typical of him and his passion..he has created so many dreams!!! Here is a BIG program of celebration if your in the UK! I hope you can attend..Typically he will be supporting the #GGR2018 on the same day with a live cross and video messages that day...THANKS!! Robin. and have a GREAT DAY! :)...Happy Anniversary.. ... See MoreSee Less
This time next week will mark 50 years since Clipper Race Founder and Chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston became the first person to sail solo and non-stop around the world.
To celebrate, a series of events have been planned over the Easter Weekend in Falmouth, including a spectacle on the water on Monday 22 as Sir Robin and Suhaili recreate the end of their epic 312 day voyage.
A few Clipper Race yachts will be there to escort Sir Robin and Suhaili across the finish line on Monday so please let us know if you plan to be in Falmouth for the celebrations!!
A monumental moment for Sir Robin just a few days and 50 years ago!!! #GGR2018День 303
Сэр Робин вспоминает о 303 дне гонки, когда он узнал о том, что Бернар Муатесье решил не финишировать в гонке #GGR, а пойти на второй круг вокруг света. Решение Бернара означало, что сэр Робин становится безоговорочным лидером гонки.
Пожалуй, стоит вспомнить еще одно волнующее событие. Сэру Робину удалось связаться с радиотелефонной станцией и позвонить домой! Только представьте волнение сэра Робина и его близких в тот момент! Еще несколько дней назад его считали пропавшим где-то в океане, с Suhaili не было никакой связи, и тут вдруг он звонит домой!
Кстати, главный инженер радиотелефонной станции был настолько предусмотрителен, что записал разговор на пленку. А потом оказался настолько любезен, что прислал эту пленку сэру Робину. ... See MoreSee Less
Big week with all entrants arriving back in Les Sables d'Olonneb over the coming days. The office is going to become crazy again! leading up to a very full Easter. You can expect to see many entrants here on short LIVE updates from them on their latest plans and briefly meet some of the new 2022 Entrants. The start seems such a long time ago and none of us could ever have imagined the adventures that have evolved. I am quite certain there will be some big emotions and amazing conversations soon!...
We are all thinking of Tapio Lehtinen Sailing and I know he will be thinking of us as well, as he pushes north steadily in the NE Trades. The Azores High right now has moved way south and SUHAILI is still pulling ahead, leaving Tapio in his wake. The Trades will continue for at least another 10 days so while progress is steady it is a long booring Starboard tack for him! He reported a problem with his water generator over the last days, but has a complete replacement on board so does not seem too concerned even though it is his only real power source having lost his engine just weeks after the start and with faulty solar panels. All else seems fine, except maybe for running out of books finally!
ETA is hard to predict as Tapio is only making 3-4kts in the Trades and still has 2700 miles to go as well as negotiating the Azores high that may well become unstable in the future as it generally is further north. Time will tell and Tapio has plenty of that so we are expecting him late May!. Good Luck out there! ... See MoreSee Less
12/4: What a relief it has been to get into the trades and haue the boat moving to almost right direction! Also the temperature down below has dropped from 31 to 28 degrees. The forecast promises stable winds for the next nine days:)
14/4: We have almost caught up the sun. Declination is 9 26 N, noon altitude 89 01 giving Noon lat of 8 27 N. Tomorrow we will be on the N side of the sun, it will start moving properly clockwise around us again (why don't they make watches with arms moving the opposite way for the southern hemisphere?). Let's see how close to zenith will the noon altitude be tomorrow. It's peculiar as swinging the sextant hardly has any effect with the sun almost at the zenith ... See MoreSee Less
UPDATE....15th APRIL!! :) We have stopped the delivery and sale of PLATES and are MANUFACTURING New plates again with the Correct date...it will take about 1 month...you can order/Buy now and reserve your PLATE ..some are already gone...OPPS! and Sorry!! :) :)
ULTIMATE GGR 2018 Collectable. The Official GGR GOLD Metal Bulkhead Plates now released to the GGR Family around the world. #GGR2018
All 18 entrants of the 2018 Golden Globe Race are presented with an individual OFFICIAL GOLD BULKHEAD PLATE detailing the number of days they participated in the Race, or when they crossed the finish line. A partner set of 18 for Special Edition Release was produced at the same time..
UPDATE! OPPS! Just discovered a Human error!! Finish date 22/6/69!!...but we all know it was APRIL..Guess Jane and Don made a mistake...But? no more die, so it is impossible remake anything. So? you gain a unique DNA on the plates from the two Founders of the 2018 GGR :) ...yes the GGR is a human story right to the end!
GGR offers ONLY 18 Bulkhead plates to the International GGR family. Each is individually numbered and priced inc delivery from Euro$200. The manufacturing dies have now been destroyed. They will never be produced again. Each is hand made and finished with care. SIZE 160mm x 60mm x 3mm. Plate detail includes the Official 1968 and 2018 Golden Globe Race Logo, All official statistics of SUHAILI and her voyage particulars, Sir Robin’s employer house flag, that of the British India Steam Ship Company (flying as he crossed the finish line), the Burgee of the Royal Nomuka Yacht Club in the Kingdom of Tonga (host club of the GGR) Flown by all 2022 entrants at the start/finish and signed by Sir Robin Knox Johnston and Don McIntyre Founder of the 2018 GGR.....Go to the GGR shop from the web site ...click MORE
Susie has been hanging out with the girls on a great mission! #GGR2018Maiden is currently skippered by Wendy Tuck, the first female skipper to win a round-the-world yacht race, having won the Clipper Race last year. Maiden found another female first in Fremantle, Susie Goodall, the youngest and first ever female sailor to take part in one of the world’s toughest yacht races, the Golden Globe Race. Susie lent a hand to Wendy and the Maiden crew helping prepare the boat for the 2,140 mile leg from Fremantle to Sydney.
Susie said “Having grown up admiring Tracy Edwards and what she did for sailing and women, it was great to be aboard the legendary Maiden and to work alongside the skipper and crew and to learn about Maiden’s new mission for girls’ education. I wish them well on their journey as they continue on their world tour standing up for equality in education for all.” ... See MoreSee Less
Last few days messages from Tapio Lehtinen Sailing :) 09/04: Finally in the steady (hopefully) NE Trades. Asteria is ploughing to NW, will take a few weeks to get to the westerlies which will carry us to Les Sables D'Olonne. Feels great to be moving towards cooler climes & home.
10/04: The sun was demoralizingly escaping me for a couple of days as the northerly declination midspring was growing faster than my northing in the doldrums. N ow we are catching up again, noon altitude was 83d45m, let's see how close we get to 90d before we get to the north side of the sun.
11/04: Beating couple weeks on stb in the NE Trades will be the long haul for the H1 genoa and mainsail, both masterpieces of Mikko Brummer and Jocke Wilenius. Both sails still in great shape, thank you WB Sails and Contender Sailcloth! ... See MoreSee Less
The prize giving might have come and gone, but I trust that the race organisers will lay on a special party for this great competitor. Tactics, speed and podium places go to well deserved others, but Tapio has got to win the prize for the utmost determination and remaining cheerful when faced with some of the most frustrating and challenging odds!
Come on Tapio. We are all with you in spirit and willing you on.
Great Tapio! Keep up the spirit! 😍❤😍
I like that info about the sun .
Learn something every day
is the best way
Latest #GGR2018 Press Release ( French and English) ...#GGR2022 SUHAILI CLASS already fully subscribed with 20 entrants representing 10 Countries, 12 of which already have boats. Three hail from Australia, two from France, 7 from the UK and two from the USA, together with one each from Austria, Canada, Italy, Ireland, New Zealand and Norway....... ... See MoreSee Less
DAY 284: Golden Globe Race Update Tapio Lehtinen crosses the Equator GGR Prize-giving timetable 19-22nd April Dateline: 11/04/2019 Les Sables d’Olonne, France As Tapio Lehtinen, the last of the Golden Globe race skippers, crossed the Equator on Tuesday to start the last part of his solo circumnavi...
Hi Don, why is there a limit on the number of entrants ? I love that the affordability of the GGR has attracted some real adventurers that could not necessarily attract sponsorship levels required for other Bluewater races.
How many Rustler 36’s?!
Great to see the whole current team safe and sound on the pic❣️
Alot have two learn in 2018 ggr i bet there will be alot more finishers in 2023
Great news, thank you for making it happen Don ☘️⚓️☘️
With seven yachts entered, looks like UK is very keen to get the trophy back in 🇬🇧 hands. Go Team GB!! 👍
Wonderful to see sailors from so many countries participating in the 2022.
A Fantastic Ocean Film Festival in Les Sables d'Olonne and Happy to be part of that with Jean Luc Van Den Heede for three exciting days.! Hope to see you there ...#GGR2018🌏🤘Don McIntyre président du Jury de la Bourse de l'Aventure Maritime !
On ne compte plus les récompenses qu'il a reçues de par le monde pour son parcours de vie dédié à l'aventure. Personnage de légende aussi romanesque (1er habitant de l'Antarctique) qu'inspirant, homme de passion et d'énergie, Don nous fait vraiment l'honneur de sa présence.
Venez écouter les soutenances publiques de la Bourse de l'Aventure Maritime le samedi 4 mai 2019 à 10h.
A ses côtés dans le Jury : Eric Andre, l'un des 3 équipiers de Sébastien Roubinet de La Voix du Pôle qui avait pour la première fois obtenu ce prix l'année dernière pour la traversée de l'Océan Arctique sur un petit catamaran.
Le prix est attribué par La Guilde Européenne du Raid, représentée par Dominique Bleichner, commissaire général du Festival, marin et administrateur de la Guilde.
McIntyre Adventure "Adventure is any activity with an unknown outcome"
RDV aux Les Sables d'Olonne, Les Sables d'Olonne Agglomération, Centre de Congrès Les Atlantes. ... See MoreSee Less