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GS2 Race Report: Vineyard Race
9/7/20

Hello Friends-

I am writing to report on GS2's recent participation in the 2020 Vineyard Race. We entered the ORC double-handed class and were mainly competing against similar boats to what we faced in the Ida Lewis Race- Figaro 3's, Figaro 2's and a Sunfast 3300 and 3600. While these boats are all smaller than GS2, they are recent designs and very fast, so our primary goal was to beat them boat-for-boat. We achieved this goal, beating the first Figaro 3 by more than 2 hours with a finishing elapsed time of about 34 hours. However, in the wonderful world of handicap racing, our corrected time sent us back into the cheap seats of those standings. While I am not going to rant about handicap racing again, suffice it to say that the rating rules do not do a good job at handicapping Class 40's, so we really just need to focus on sailing well and achieving the best elapsed time, not corrected time...Read More >


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August 7 - Monhegan Island Race >

August 15 - Ida Lewis Distance Race >

September 4 - Vineyard Race >


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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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