The first boat to take the line honors after the second and the final leg of the Bermuda One-Two race is the Dragon.
This boat is skippered by Michael Hennessy. He, along with Kyle Hubley crossed the finish line at 9:48 pm EDT on June 18th to come out on top among the 31 fleets. The double handed stage was held from Bermuda to Newport and there were 5 classes of boats that took part in this second leg.
Hennessy is a regular at the Bermuda One-Two race as he has raced in this popular event since 2009 in the Class40 Dragon. You can call him a veteran at the One-Two race. He started the race on the C&C 35 Mk III. The Dragon in which he raced the final leg was a Class 1 boat.
The other boats that made the finish line in the 2nd position were Toothface 2 skippered by Tristan Mouligne and Michael Dreese and the third boat to touch the finish line was the IngioMontou, an Elliot 35ss that is skippered by Mike Piper and Jonathan Green. The Toothface 2 completed the race at 10:12 and the Montoy touched the finish line at 10:21.
The conditions for the second leg of the race were much better than what the boats had to experience during the first leg. The winds were from behind for the most part of the race. There were strong winds, upward winds and the big seas to contend with for the first leg of the race. But, the second leg was quite smooth and easy and all sailors enjoyed it.
Michael and Kyle are happy to have completed the race with line honors. They were able to keep a safe distance from the other boats and this gave them a lot of happiness. The awards for the event will be held at the Newport Yacht Club on June 24th.