Joe Goes, Again

Joe Goes, Again
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  Joe Harris’ Gryphon Solo 2 finishes the 2014 Atlantic Cup leg from Charleston, SC to New York City, passing under the Verrazano Bridge.He’s going around, again. That’s the plan at least, for Joe Harris, 60, the American solo racer who completed a 2016 solo circumnavigation record attempt onboard his Class 40 GryphonSolo2 (“What was supposed to take four months took six,” he says). For Harris, a semi-retired real estate financier and father of three, enough time has passed since he last pulled into Newport, R.I. on May 15, 2016, tired and salt encrusted, for him to seriously consider another lap of the planet. This time around, however, Harris’ second lap will be doublehanded, as the sole American entrant (to date) in the new Globe40 Race for Class 40s. He has a year to prepare himself and his yacht before the race’s June 2021 start from Tangiers, Morocco, and as one might imagine, the to-do list is lengthy and exhaustive. B.... Continue Reading at Sailing World

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