Joe Harris has secured sponsorship for his Open 50 Transat campaign

Wells Fargo has announced that accomplished sailor Joe Harris will be at the helm of Wells Fargo-American Pioneer in the Transat race in May.

The Wells Fargo companies sponsoring Joe Harris and his Open-50 include Wells Fargo Real Estate Group, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Eastdil, Financial Risk Management, Wells Capital Management and US Corporate.

Harris, 44, is an accomplished businessman and experienced sailor who has set his sites on competing in several professional offshore races including the 5-Oceans, a solo race around the globe previously known as Around Alone. Harris has founded his Gryphon Solo campaign in 2003 with the assistance of a strong team, which includes Whitbread veteran Brian Hancock, PR pro Wendie Demuth, shore support Brian Harris, solo sailor Brad Van Liew as offshore sailing coach and sponsorship consultant Meaghan Van Liew.