Joe Harris: Riding the Kharma Bus:
Aboard his Class40 GryphonSolo2, American Joe Harris departed Newport (RI) on November 15 in a bid to break the 40 Foot Monohull Solo Non-Stop Round the World Record. That plan, however, got derailed with a detour to Cape Town to repair his energy systems and another pit stop in Uruguay due to hull damage. Joe provides an update on April 1 (Day 118 at sea)…
Lots of emotions flowing as GS2 headed out of the marina in Piriapolis, Uruguay yesterday on a beautiful sunny morning.
We had worked into the night on Wednesday (Mar 30) getting the boat prepared and buying and storing food and supplies, after clearing through the departure paperwork. As h…
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Fatality in Clipper Round the World Race:
(April 1, 2016) – The organizers of the 2015-16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race have released the following statement:
We are deeply saddened to report the death of crew member Sarah Young (40), a company owner from London. Sarah was one of the crew aboard the IchorCoal boat (CV21). Next of kin have been informed and all our thoughts are now with Sarah’s family, teammates, and loved ones on and off the race.
Skipper Darren Ladd reports that Sarah was tidying the cockpit after reefing the mainsail in 35 – 40 knots of wind, when she was knocked from her position by a wave. She fell back toward the guard wire and was swept under it by another w…
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