Joe Harris, chief financial officer of New Boston Fund Inc., Boston, has a two-year plan that he hopes will yield returns for the $1.5 billion real estate investment firm.
After winning this year's Transat, the 2,800-mile solo yacht race from Plymouth, England, to Boston, the third-generation sailor plans to take short breaks from his day job for a series of races over a two-year period that started in April. Mr. Harris said he expects to sail in one race from France to Brazil, and he plans to conclude the project with the Five Oceans race around the world in 2006. Sponsors of the effort include New Boston Fund, Wells Fargo & Co., San Francisco, and Goulston & Storrs, a Boston-based real estate law firm. His race schedule appears on his website at www.gryphonsolo.com.
Mr. Harris added that he doesn't expect to be out of the office, where he makes real estate investments for pension funds and high-net-worth individuals, for more than three weeks at a time.