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.

Normandy Channel Race 2021 in pictures

Latest Updates:

  • Around Fastnet
    With Fastnet Lighthouse astern, the crew on Kite enjoyed a close rounding with lots of nice birds including puffins to compete with the other racers. The race has kept them busy, and they have been close reaching in windy, somewhat rainy conditions. All is well on board, and the crew is happy to be out … Continue reading
  • De Guingand Bowl
    On June 26, the all-Leonard all-American crew took to the 114- mile race course for the de Guingand Bowl. We raced against Class40 #26 Sensation. This marked the first race for Anna and Tracy, and the day could not have been nicer. Okay, it could have been windier, but it was sunny and flat for … Continue reading
  • Great Video of Kite
    Addictive Sailing has posted a great video of Kite during the approach to the finish on the last day of the Normandy Channel Race: 144 Kite – YouTube