GS2 Is For Sale! | 2011 Class 40 Akilaria RC2 | View Details at East Coast Yacht Sales
The Quest to Sail Around the World Solo on a 40ft Monohull

Race Schedule


From Plymouth, England to Boston, MA. Joe sailed Gryphon Solo to a second place finish in the 50' Monohull Class with a solo trans-atlantic passage time of 16 days. Joe experienced continuous cold, fog and headwinds, making the race a true test of endurance as well as sailing skill.

Boats race singlehanded from Newport to Bermuda then doublehanded on the return to Newport, with the best aggregate time determining the winner. This race was the breeding ground for three previous American solo sailors that went on to sail the 5-Oceans Race.

Gryphon Solo raced in the double-handed class of this bi-annual New England classic. This race is a navigational challenge as the twenty-foot tides of the Bay of Fundy make rounding Cape Sable at the southern tip of Nova Scotia tricky. Fog is pervasive and the finish in Halifax is generally an "instruments only" landing! Gryphon Solo took first in class.

This doublehanded race is one of Europe's preeminent sailing events. In France, where sailing stars are national heroes, the Transat Jacques Vabre is one of the most prestigious events on the calendar. It is held every two years and the course is a tough 4,500 miles from Le Havre on the north coast of France to Salvador, Brazil. This event is open only to the world's best Open class trimarans and 50-and 60-foot monohulls. Joe and co-skipper Josh Hall took first in class in a time of 19 days.

Along with the Transpac, Sydney-Hobart and Fastnet races, the Newport-Bermuda biennial classic is the fourth of the sailing world's "Grand Slam" of crewed offshore yacht races. Media coverage is very strong, providing sponsors with excellent opportunities for exposure. Gryphon Solo competed in the Demonstration Division for cant keel yachts in this prestigious event, and took first place in the division.
The C2B Race has been developed to give every sailing enthusiast, from the diehard racer to the family crewed adventurers, a chance to participate in a 777 nautical mile challenge of navigational skill and true bluewater sailing.

Boats race singlehanded from Newport to Bermuda then doublehanded on the return to Newport, with the best aggregate time determining the winner. This race was the breeding ground for three previous American solo sailors that went on to sail the Around Alone race.

Gryphon Solo races in the crewed class of this bi-annual New England classic. This race is a navigational challenge as the twenty-foot tides of the Bay of Fundy make rounding Cape Sable at the southern tip of Nova Scotia tricky. Fog is pervasive and the finish in Halifax is generally an "instruments only" landing!

Along with the Transpac, Sydney-Hobart and Fastnet races, the Newport-Bermuda biennial classic is the fourth of the sailing world's "Grand Slam" of crewed offshore yacht races. Media coverage is very strong, providing sponsors with excellent opportunities for exposure. Gryphon Solo competed in the Demonstration Division for cant keel yachts in this prestigious event, and took first place in the division.

 
Immediately after the start, the racers cross the Gulf Stream for the Northwest Providence Channel.   The middle of the race usually offers a fetch down the eastern side of the Bahamas Island Chain towards the tip of Cuba.  The final stretch is a sailor's dream: a 240 mile downwind sleigh ride from Cuba's eastern tip, known as Windward Passage, to the finish at Montego Bay.  Typical 20-plus-knot aft trade winds and rolling, following seas push the racers downhill into the sunset toward the finish, where they're greeted at the finish line with the traditional case of Jamaica's finest Red Stripe beer.
 
Boats race singlehanded from Newport to Bermuda then doublehanded on the return to Newport, with the best aggregate time determining the winner. This race was the breeding ground for three previous American solo sailors that went on to sail the Around Alone race.

Gryphon Solo races in the crewed class of this bi-annual New England classic. This race is a navigational challenge as the twenty-foot tides of the Bay of Fundy make rounding Cape Sable at the southern tip of Nova Scotia tricky. Fog is pervasive and the finish in Halifax is generally an "instruments only" landing!

SPONSORED BY:
GryphonSolo2 Campaign / Joe Harris Ocean Racing
471 Bridge Street, Hamilton, MA 01982
web@gryphonsolo2.com
© 2018 GryphonSolo2 Campaign