U.S. CLASS 40 SAILOR, JOE HARRIS, RETURNS TO NEWPORT BETWEEN 7A AND 9A TOMORROW - MAY 5TH
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OPPORTUNITY: Members of the press and public are invited to the arrival of Joe Harris as he completes his solo circumnavigation and returns to Newport for the first time since November 15, 2015.
WHAT: Tomorrow, May 5th between 7a and 9a Joe Harris will return to Newport, Rhode Island on board his Class 40, Gryphon Solo 2 completing a solo circumnavigation of the globe. Members of the press and public are invited to watch Joe complete his voyage from the Sail Newport pier in Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island. Joe will dock at the Sail Newport Sailing Center for a public welcome and press conference immediately following his arrival. U.S. short-handed sailor, Joe Harris departed Newport, Rhode Island on November 15, 2015 in an attempt to break the non-stop solo Around the World Record for 40-foot monohulls. Harris sustained damage to his hydrogenerators forcing him to stop in Cape Town, South Africa on December 28, 2015 ending his record attempt. However, Joe elected to continue on and complete his solo sail around the world. Joe was again was forced to stop in Pirialopolis, Uruguay on March 24, 2015 due to hull damage. Following a ten-day pit-stop, Joe resumed sailing and is in the final 1,600 miles of the trip. Upon returning, Joe will join a small select group of approximately 136 who have sailed solo around the world leaving the five great capes (Good Hope – South Africa, Leeuwin - Australia, South East Cape – Tasmania, South West Cape – New Zealand, Cape Horn) to port.
WHO: U.S. Sailor Joe Harris
WHERE: Sail Newport, Fort Adams State Park, 110 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI 02840
WHEN: Estimated Arrival Time May 5th - 7a-9a
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If you are interested in setting up an interview with Joe or plan to attend the post-arrival press conference please contact Julianna Barbieri (Julianna@manukasem.com) 917-693-1656