THE QUEST TO RACE AROUND THE WORLD A SECOND TIME ON A 40FT MONOHULL

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After my solo sail around the world in 2016, I was about to hang up my racing spurs and buy a comfortable cruising boat, when all of a sudden two announcements came forth in the space of two weeks for RTW (round-the-world) races for Class 40s. The first starts in June of 2021 (www.globe40.com) and the second, in June 2023 (www.theracearound.com). I am now just waiting to hear that each race has the sponsorship and financial backing needed to manage the race. Fingers crossed that these races go, but in the meantime, I am looking at my boat to determine what improvements are needed to go around the world again. At the top of the list is my alternative energy systems, so let me tick through my thought process, which might help you think about your boat.
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Joe Harris completed his solo circumnavigation at 08:27:48 EDT, Thursday May 5, 2016 off of Castle Hill in Newport, RI. Total time at sea excluding 2 stops for repairs: 152 days, 2 hours, 9 minutes, and 24 seconds. View exciting photos of his arrival on Flickr and read the latest updates on Facebook >.

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