Cepheus with skipper Phil Haydon aboard crossed the foggy start line in Newport, RI soon after the signal for Class 1, at 11:10am on June 4th. This marked the beginning of the solo, 635 mile voyage to Bermuda that he expects to last 4 days and 22 hours. After crossing the Gulf Stream on Saturday night, the winds should slowly decrease on the approach to Bermuda, which may favor Cepheus, being a lighter boat. There are 4 boats starting in Class 1, with a total of 23 boats at the beginning of the race. Use our boat tracker to follow Phil’s progress or follow the entire fleet, here.
After resting for about a week in Bermuda, Phil will be joined on board by Sail For Epilepsy advisor and accomplished sailor Joe Cooper for the double-handed return voyage to Newport on June 17th. He’ll be looking to improve upon his overall 4th place finish in 2017.
On both legs of the race, Phil will be sending in videos, photos, and blogs. He’ll be connecting live to people with epilepsy while offshore, as well as featuring some of our Virtual Shipmates who have taken One More Step towards achieving a fuller life.