I left Newport about 24 hours ago sailing with Tom Haycock. He is a fellow solo sailor hailing from the UK, who owns a mini transat and works on boats like Bandit and Tribe. It has been a good sail so far and we anticipate arriving in New York by this evening. I haven’t sailed into New York Harbor since my 2002/3 campaign with Tommy Hilfiger. I’m certain it will bring back memories of the summer of 2002 when I lived in the city for 3-4 months doing non-stop client entertainment and media sails. We would sail down the Hudson for a spectacular view of the Statue of Liberty and then back to the dock, or head out to the Jersey shore to showcase the massive TH sails along the beach. It was busy and fun, but a bit overwhelming at the time with a newborn child in the intense non-stop action of New York and prep for the Around Alone race. I look forward to a brief stay for media visits and catching up with a few friends.
We’ll be at the North Cove Marina before heading off to Boston on Aug 12. There is still time to join us onboard to experience offshore sailing on an Open 60. Here’s the deal:
· 2 slots remaining for NY to Boston transit: August 12-14, this one will be a fun weekender!
· Limited space remaining on Boston to Newport transit: August 22-24
· Limited space remaining for Newport to Bermuda: August 29 - Sept 3
· 4 berths available or one on one double-handed sailing from Bermuda to Charleston: Sept 6 – 10
I’ll keep you posted as we get to New York and continue the Le Pingouin Summer Tour!