November shakedown to Bermuda

Ocean NavigatorMay/June 2020

November shakedown to Bermuda
It was cold on the morning of Nov. 20, 2019, when Dan Torchio and his crew of two slipped the lines off Rhapsody, a Passport 47 aft cockpit cutter, departing the safe confines of Greenport, N.Y.
DAVID BERSON

The Passport 47 Rhapsody at the dock in St. George’s, Bermuda.

They were taking the Robert Perry design on a maiden ocean passage to Bermuda and beyond. Torchio, who had been sailing since a youngster, had spent the previous two seasons getting to know his boat, sailing around Gardiners Bay.

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