Jon, Jeroboam and the Sea

The OSTAR is a northern crossing of the Atlantic, against prevailing winds, from Plymouth, United Kingdom to Newport, R.I.. The race is organized by the Royal Western Yacht Club in the UK and takes place once every four years. New Englander Jonathan Green finished the race in his Beneteau Oceanis 351, Jeroboam, in 22 days.

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Green sees Newport Harbor after 22 days of grueling racing.Sampson Jacobs

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An incoming tide helps pull Green to the finish.Sampson Jacobs

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Green tacks to line himself up with the finish.Sampson Jacobs

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Green looks forward to crossing the finish line.Sampson Jacobs

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Green enjoys a beautiful day and a mild breeze.Sampson Jacobs

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The autopilot keeps Jeroboam on course, so Green can enjoy the view.Sampson Jacobs

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The OSTAR chase boat helps guide Green to the finish.Sampson Jacobs

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The ship steers itself, as Green looks for his shoes below deck.Sampson Jacobs

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Green approaches the finish line.Sampson Jacobs

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Jeroboam passes the Castle Hill Inn.Sampson Jacobs

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When the race is officially over, Green's friends join him on Jeroboam to celebrate.Sampson Jacobs

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Jeroboam cruises into Newport Harbor.Sampson Jacobs

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Green flies the OSTAR flag through Newport Harbor.Sampson Jacobs

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Green bathes Jeroboam with champagne.Sampson Jacobs

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Green steps onto land for the first time since the start of the race.Sampson Jacobs