Wizard, the R/P74, donated to the Foundation has been an active training platform. Vestas 11th Hour Racing used the boat to train on the Great Lakes this summer before heading to Europe for the kickoff of the Volvo Ocean Race.
She then competed in the 2017 Bells Beer Bayview Mackinac Race on July 22. This Great Lakes distance race starts in Port Huron, Michigan and finishing in Mackinac Island. With 205 teams racing, there was rain and stormy conditions resulting in what was described as extraordinarily fast and satisfying. Wizard was second over the finish line in the A Class behind Peter Thorntons Volvo 70, Il Mostro.