US 30 Freedom, Dennis Conner’s Last 12 Meter Boat, which he raced in America’s Cup, Stuck in Greenwich Harbor on Monday.

Freedom is grounded, Oct. 31, 2016

Freedom, grounded on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 Contributed photo

Freedom is grounded on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 Contributed photo

Freedom, grounded on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 Contributed photo

Freedom is grounded on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 Contributed photo

Freedom, grounded on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 Contributed photo

On Monday, Halloween, the Freedom US 30, Dennis Conner’s last 12 meter boat which he raced in America’s Cup, got stuck.

On the boat was a guest skipper who was forced to wait for the tide to come in and free the boat.

Freedom was stuck on the rocks on Hens & Chickens, which is off Greenwich Wee Captain’s Island just to the west of Hens (big rocks) and Chickens (little rocks) off Bell number 1, a navigational mark at the entrance to Greenwich Harbor.

The boat, which is aluminum, ran aground around 11:30am and was able to float off a few hours later at high tide with negligible damage.

The boat is birthed at the General Re building as a part of Patrick Sikorski’s  12 Meter Development Foundation.


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