Globe 5.80 Transat starts from Portugal


The McIntyre Adventure Globe 580 Transat is the first event for the new amateur build plywood ClassGlobe580 one design, Mini Ocean Racer.

It is attracting strong interest with 165 builders in 27 countries. The first six launched from five countries are all entered in this inaugural race.


  • Six plywood Class Globe 5.80 meter amateur built ocean racing MINI yachts are about to race 3600NM Solo across the Atlantic.
  • Boatshed onboard as Gold Sponsor for the Globe 5.80 Transat.
  • First Ocean event for the Class Globe 5.80 Yachts and a qualifying event for the first ever 2024 Mini Globe Race solo around the world.
  • Building plans for the new Globe 5.80 were released just 18 months ago and 165 builders in 27 countries are under way.