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!  


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#54 Dragon Ocean Racing


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November 24, 2018

November 24
2000 UTC

TWS - 6 to 13 knots
TWD - 145 to 175 degrees true
Sea State - less than a meter swell
Sky - partly cloudy,  cumulus

After last night's spinnaker shenanigans,  the cumulus cloud party continued through the morning hours. At dawn there were multiple formations dropping rain within sight and as the sun's rays cracked the horizon and before they rose above the cloud banks, I was treated to the rate site of no less than 4 different rainbows all around me.  It was as if the clou...

November 24, 2018

Kill Devil, Nelson’s Blood, demon water, pirate’s drink, navy neaters, Barbados water or screech.  By any name, for those who sail Rum is the spirit of choice and lubricates those long evenings at the bar when your hands flutter around to illustrate how you successfully covered your opponent and crossed the finish line for the bullet and international accolades.  Maybe it’s the taste, or maybe because it flowed from the Caribbean islands were so may boats went to and fro.  Admiral Nelson’s body...

November 24, 2018

The top French skippers,  particularly those with a Figaro background, never reveal when they have had an issue, never betray a weakness.  At some point their mentors must take them aside and say "Francois, even if a Kracken is swallowing your boat, simply smile and say 'cest bon'". I mean look at Armel.  His boat flips over in the middle of a howling storm and when he gets picked up the pictures show a guy without a hair out of place. 

Not me.  I am an open  book.  One with shor...

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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

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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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