Joe Harris: Global Lap Concludes Thursday
Published on May 3rd, 2016
Aboard his Class40 GryphonSolo2, American Joe Harris departed Newport (RI) on November 15 in a bid to break the 40 Foot Monohull Solo Non-Stop Round the World Record. That plan, however, got derailed with a detour to Cape Town to repair his energy systems and another pit stop in Uruguay due to hull damage.
But Joe has persevered to fulfill his lifelong ambition to circumnavigate the world. That ride is now coming to an end as his anticipated arrival back to Sail Newport at Fort Adams is early Thursday, May 5. Keep an eye on the YB Tracker and the count-down timer which estimates his finish time.
Background: As a result of Joe’s 11-day detour to Cape Town (Dec 28-Jan 8), and his 10-day pit stop in Uruguay (Mar 22-31), Joe is no longer able to officially break the existing non-stop record of 137 days, 20 hours, 01 minute, 57 seconds – set by Chinese sailor Guo Chuan in 2013. However, he remains committed to completing the journey. Website: www.gryphonsolo2.com