PLANNING PREPERATION and EXECUTION

PLANNING PREPERATION and EXECUTION

The 2022 GGR has now been launched. The Preliminary NOTICE of RACE is available and applications for an invitation to compete are OPEN!. Will that be you? It is far from a simple decision and certainly the challenge is not for everyone, but if you are up for it, then I am sure you are excited to have the opportunity to be part of something quite special. The Golden Globe Race family is like nothing else. The atmosphere is impossible to describe. The challenge great. The adventure pure.

JOSHUA sailing to GGR Race Village 2018
JOSHUA sailing to GGR Race Village 2018

Choosing the right boat for the GGR and deciding how you are going to achieve that ultimate challenge is critical PLANNING, as is the choice of the right gear. Once you have that sorted, the PREPERATION phase will make of break you on the water. You need to go sailing in that boat to settle in and check systems. The EXECUTION will not come easy as it is a long way around the world, you are ahead of the game with a brand new JOSHUA. If like me you are watching some of the entrants overcome problems in this 2018 Race, problems that may not have happened if the Planning and Preparation were right, you can see why they may not be enjoying their GGR as much as they could or should be! somthing went wrong with those plans or preperation.

When Bernard Moitessier went round he had a simple strong boat, well prepared. The JOSHUAGG is even better! Think about it? It would be brand new, so no refits, just final equipment decisions, and any personal deck layout Modifications . One important decision on hanks or Furlers? Then you are basically ready to go sailing which finalizes your PREPERATION phase. There is absolutely no reason for any JOSHUAGG skipper to front up to the Golden Globe Race in anything other than great condition for the challenge! Then it is up to you? I plan to be there.

You will have a fantastic, solid and proven circumnavigation boat that will keep you dry down below, comfortable with 16 tonnes loaded displacement and plenty of sails to play with driving as fast or slow as you desire. Your choice. For me I will sail as fast as I can, but I want to enjoy the ride as well and finish I will! ( touch wood). Can you keep the Rustler 36’s behind you? Only time will tell. They will have spinnakers, you will not, but you may have twin headsails on Furlers that they don’t have. They will be only half your weight while you have legs in the Southern Ocean that they may wish for. You will have a basic solid trim tab windvane system proven by Moitessier himself to work on and on with great reliability. They may not!

It will be a great Race, a great challenge and an Incredible ADVENTURE!….All you need to do is make the decision. I think a JOSHUA can win the 2022 GGR and beat the SUHAILI Class boats.

JOSHUA and SUHAILI in GGR Race Village 2018
JOSHUA and SUHAILI in GGR Race Village 2018

If all you are after is a beautiful head turning Joshua replica as a live aboard for the rest of your life, go anywhere, anytime voyaging home, you’re a winner already!!

Hope to hear from you soon and happy to discuss anything at all. WE would love to be part of your new dream.

All the very best
Don McIntyre

JOSHUA is BACK!

Don McIntyre 2018 GGR Founder and Race Chairman, Royal Nomuka Yacht Club Commadore, Owner of McIntyre Adventure PTY LTD.

Interest in the 2018 Golden Globe Race has been unprecedented. Over the past three years I have spoken to so many sailors dreaming about this challenge and amongst them a whole group that wanted to sail a bigger boat. There was also another group wanting to sail in the spirit of Bernard Moitessier the other great legend from the 1968 Golden Globe Race. I have always admired JOSHUA and for a few years thought about a Joshua GGR class. But you could not buy a set of plans to build this boat. All the current ones for sale had been modified for cruising with many in poor condition. The cost to refit would be more than A NEW build, and you still had an old boat?

So I set about starting from scratch with a new design. After considering a few different hull variations I settled on the current JOSHUA GGOD as best representing the Original. I have been boat building since the mid 80’s and for the past 12 years involved with building steel boats in China at SeaHorse yachts. I decided on ASBOAT for the build having known them for nearly four years. Great quality and close to many sailors interested in the GGR!

The Adventure begins! I am looking forward to working with Murat and his team at Asboat and Racing my own JOSHUA GGOD in the 2022 GGR. Maybe I will see you on the start line? I will keep you updated on progress of the Class and NEWS here in the years ahead.

Thanks for your interest.

Don McIntyre
http://www.mcintyreadventure.com/

Standing Doga, Murat and Burak with the JOSHUA GGOD building team.