Gryphon Solo Takes First!
It is with great pleasure that I can inform you that Gryphon Solo crossed the finish line off Salvadore de Bahia Brazil on Thursday November 24th (Thanksgiving Day) at 23:05:45 GMT (6:05 PM EST), to win the Monohull 50 class of the prestigious 4,700 mile Transat Jacques Vabre race from LaHavre, France. At the time we crossed, we were over 200 miles ahead of second place Artforms and third place Vedettes de Brehat and over 800 miles ahead of fourth place Top 50 Guadeloupe and fifth place Polarity Solo. Congratulations and best wishes to each of these skippers for a fine race and safe finish. I believe that Kip Stone and I are the first Americans to enter this race, which has been historically dominated by the French, and Gryphon Solo is the first American boat to win its class. Bravo Stars and Stripes! READ MORE FROM SKIPPER JOE HARRIS