Class40 Racing At Its Finest!

#54 Dragon Ocean Racing is an Owen Clarke designed Class40 owned and sailed by American Michael Hennessy!

Having competed in Class40 for a number of years Mike recently finished 12th in the 2018 Route du Rhum, a solo transatlantic race from St Malo, France to Guadeloupe. It's arguably the most prestigious shorted handed offshore race in the world.


The 2020 season will see Mike and Dragon compete in the Atlantic Cup!  


Follow Mike's blog and find out more about Dragon Ocean Racing below!

#54 Dragon Ocean Racing


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September 15, 2018

The countdown clock that started 1,563 days ago when I hit the bricks off of Beavertail has very nearly wound down.  There are 50 days left between now and the start of the 2018 Route du Rhum.  The boat sits in England, unloaded from the freighter that carried her across the pond, fully prepped and ready to go.  The last items on the nearly endless lists of enhancements, modifications, repairs and refits has  been scratched off.  Piles of paperwork have been submitted to the race organizers and...

August 15, 2018

With 3,500 nautical miles ahead of Dragon Ocean Racing we check out the vital kit list!

So there was a request to list out the gear that is going on board. Its driven by race rules, while require World Sailing's Offshore Safety Rules (OSR), the French Sailing Federations additions, the Class40 Rules and some additional equipment that the Race requires. Then my own gear.

Required equipment that is not permanently installed includes:

- 9 liters of emergency drinking water, sealed in place
- Two 9 l...

July 25, 2018

 Dragon Ocean Racing to take on the Route du Rhum 

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Name: Michael Hennessy 

Age: 53

Hometown: Mystic CT, USA

Career Highlights: 

12th in 2018 Route du Rhum

4th in 2018 Atlantic Cup

7th in 2014 Fastnet

2nd in 2012 Newport-Bermuda 

2nd in 2011 Atlantic Cup 

Boat Name: Dragon


Boat Type: Class40

Port of Registry: Mystic, CT, USA

Builder: Composite Creations

Designer: Owen Clarke Designs

Year Launched: 2008

Source of Energy Production: 

Hydro Generator

Read Mike's Previous Posts

A Brutal Reminder

February 17, 2019


February 2, 2019

Romance and Flying Fish -...

January 31, 2019

Slapping 'n Flapping

January 30, 2019

Fox and Hounds

January 28, 2019

Back Together And It Feels So Good

It's 0800 here in Miami and we are about to leave the Airbnb for the marina. The boat and crew are ready, and the pr...

Back Together And It Feel...

January 27, 2019

It Takes a Navy

November 26, 2018

Mike and The Might Dragon have finished the Route du Rhum in 12th place in a time of 21 Days 3 Hours 18 Minutes and 46 Seconds - Pictures, video and m...


November 25, 2018

Star Light, Star Bright....

November 24, 2018

Dragon November 24 Status

November 24, 2018

Putting the Rum in the Ro...

November 24, 2018

An Interesting Night

November 24, 2018

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