Joe Harris Begins Record Attempt

Published on November 15th, 2015

Newport, RI (November 15, 2015) – Joe Harris, of South Hamilton, MA, departed Newport this morning at 09:18:24 EST. Aboard his Class40 GryphonSolo2, he will be attempting to break the 40 Foot Monohull Non-Stop Round the World Record. The existing record of 137 days, 20 hours, 01 minute, 57 seconds, set by Chinese sailor Guo Chuan in 2013. Finishing in Newport, the attempt is an approximate distance of 26,700 nautical miles. To beat the current record, he’ll need to average 195 miles per day, or approximately 8.2 knots.

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