Class 40 Racing on KITE

American father-son team Greg and Hannes Leonard are taking on a personal challenge to race Kite, a Class 40 Mach 40.3. Together, they plan to race against other Class 40s in a series of long distance ocean races in the English Channel and Atlantic Ocean.

The Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe

Greg finished this legendary race in 29th as the sun was setting on November 28. Read his post-race interview with Andi Robertson.

Kite’s finish at the 2022 Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe

Latest Updates:

  • 29th!
    Kite took 29th place in the 2022 Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe. Greg’s elapsed time for the 3542 nautical miles race from Saint Malo to Pointe a Pitre, Guadeloupe, is 19 days 7 hours 41 minutes and 50 seconds. 
  • Land Ho!
  • Saturday, November 26
    Today I had my first daytime rain in a long time as there are squalls meandering around and providing some nice wind.  They are not too menacing.  I am really ready to arrive.  The food and drink onboard has lost its allure.  I had the same chicken curry that I had on Thanksgiving, and it … Continue reading
Greetings from the Atlantic . . .
The road to get to the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe
Sailing off St Malo days before the race

2022 Highlights:

Finished: The 2022 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race
Rounding Fastnet
May 15. Greg and Hannes at the dock in Caen prior to leaving for the start