On August 16th Phil will be competing in the Ida Lewis Distance Race starting and ending in Newport RI. This is a prestigious race and Phil will be competing in the double-handed race together with his sailing friend and co-skipper Mike DiMella. From the race website:
“The Double-handed Division will have five entries, all from Massachusetts, with the largest being the Spirit 47Luna, skippered by Alessandro Pagani of Lexington and the smallest being the Quest 33S (32.5 feet) Cepheus, skippered by Philip Haydon of Boston. Both are new to the event.”
This race have several possible courses that will be selected at race time so that depending on the wind speed the race can be finished in a timely fashion. It is likely that the race will take 18-24h.
Click for the race tracker (activated at the start of the race).