Line honors for Dragon in Bermuda One-Two Race
Published on June 18th, 2017
Dragon, skippered by Michael Hennessy and Kyle Hubley, is the first boat to finish in the second and final leg of the Bermuda One-Two race. Crossing the line at 09:48 EDT on June 18, the doublehanded stage from Bermuda to Newport, RI began with 31 boats in 5 classes on June 15.
Hennessy first started racing in the Bermuda One-Two on a C&C 35 Mk III and has been racing in a Class40 Dragon since 2009. Dragon, which is in Class 1, was quickly followed by two other Class 1 boats; Toothface 2 (another Class40) skippered by Tristan Mouligne and Michael Dreese (10:12) and Inigo Montoy (an Elliot 35ss) skippered by Mike Piper and Jonathan Green (10:21).
Pocket Rocket, an Open 6.5 mini, returned to Bermuda due to a canting keel failure and had the boat shipped back to the USA.
The conditions were much better and faster than the first leg due to winds from behind for most of the race. The first leg to Bermuda had a lot of upwind, strong winds and very big seas. The Awards will be held in Newport at the Newport Yacht Club on June 24.
Background: The Bermuda One-Two race is a singlehanded race from Newport, RI to St. George’s, Bermuda, followed by a doublehanded race from Bermuda to Newport, RI. The race runs every other year and has been running since 1977. The race is organized by the Newport Yacht Club (Newport, RI) and St. George’s Dinghy and Sports Club (Bermuda).
Source: Roy Guay