Dennis completes qualifier
"I'll have some work to do on the boat, including some minor damage repair," reported Dennis, from aboard his 50-foot yacht Ascensia, named in honour of
his principle sponsor Bayer. "The boat performed well, however, and I don't plan on any modifications."
Dennis, a 57-year old commercial real estate manager from Toronto who will be making history as the first skipper with diabetes to compete in a solo global yacht race, also reported that he had no problems monitoring his glucose levels. He uses an Ascensia DEX? monitor to measure his blood sugar levels so he can adjust his diet accordingly.
"It is frustrating to say the least that his return voyage is so slow," said Dennis' wife Penny, "but he is looking forward to being back in Newport by the end of August and preparing for September's start."