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.

Up Next:

Severnstar Round Britain and Ireland Race

Track Kite’s progress in the race.

Rounding Fastnet

Normandy Channel Race 2022

Hannes at the helm – Start of the Normandy Channel Race on May 15.
May 15. Greg and Hannes at the dock in Caen prior to leaving for the start

Latest Updates:

  • Slow going up the Irish coast.
    But with a spectacular green flash, a beautiful moon and this sunrise. Do a wind dance for us!
  • Round Britain and Ireland – Celtic sea
    Quiet night out in the Celtic sea, Tuesday evening. Having a nice sail so far. Hoping for more wind that the forecasts are currently offering.
  • Route du Rhum Qualifier
    Following Round Ireland, Greg left for his Route du Rhum Qualifier. In addition to the selection process to gain one of the 55 Class 40 slots, each skipper has to complete a qualifying passage. That passage can be either one of a few approved races in solo mode, a solo passage of 1,200 miles with … Continue reading