Geoff Alcorn – Wind of Lorne II – Finished July 24th 19:20 UTC

“Yesterday, I had the privilege of finishing the last competitor in this classic single handed transatlantic sail boat race off of Castle Hill here in Newport, Rhode Island. Geoff Alcorn on board Wind of Lorne ll, a Saltram 36, completed this gruelling event in 58 days.
Geoff (from Northern Ireland) may not have had the fastest boat in the fleet, but without a doubt he helmed one of the toughest, He endured the most suffering as he was out there the longest.¬†Yesterday, he entered Newport Harbour taking the final cannon salute of the New York , Ida Lewis and Newport Yacht Club’s. Thus ending the OSTAR 2013.
Geoff Alcorn, if you ever decided to do this race again in a new boat. I recommend naming it Tenacious. The name suits you.
From Tom Bandoni, Billy Black and myself to you, Well Done Geoff, you honor all that raced this year across the Atlantic, alone.
Cheers,
Norm Bailey”