Seasoned offshore yachtsman Christopher Sheehan purchased Warrior Won in 2014 to compete in the 635nm 2016 Newport Bermuda Race, and won the St. David’s Lighthouse Trophy, awarded to the overall winner of the largest division with 110 entries. In 2015, the Xp 44 won ORR Division II in the Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race and PHRF Division 7 in the Long Island Regatta. Now Sheehan and his entirely American crew of seasoned racers are headed Down Under with this modified racer/cruiser to tackle their first Hobart. Katie DeVore, having turned 20 in late November, is the youngest crew member. Her dad, HL De Vore, is also aboard with a crew mainly from Larchmont, with one each from Rhode Island and Connecticut.
Overseas boats among early entries - 9 August 2017
|Sailing Master||H.L DeVore|
|Crew||B Holby, C Corning, J Slattery, K DeVore, P Bauer, P Carpenter, R Holliday Jr, R Zupon, C Simon|
|Club||LYC, STC, NYYC|