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Transpac Race 2011 has officially ended

by Kimball Livingston on 22 Jul 2011
Hassle finishing Transpac 2011. Kimball Livingston/Transpac

On a day in which many recently-finished Transpac crews went off exploring beaches or waterfalls, Yoshihiko Murase rallied up his race crew, delivery crew and friends and cast off Bengal 7's lines for a mission of his own. The last Transpac boat still at sea was inbound, and he wanted to be there to greet Larry Malmberg's Hassle at Diamond Head.

Having brought one Bengal or another all the way from Japan for every race since 2001, Murase knows a thing or two about persistence, and the crew of Hassle had been persisting since their get-go from Point Fermin, San Pedro on the Fourth of July. Seventeen days.

Do the math on Bengal. It's roughly 5,000 miles from Nagoya, a port city of two million on Japan's Pacific Coast, to the Transpac start line at San Pedro, California. Bengal 7 is now roughly halfway home on this trip after covering (this is very, very rough) 57,500 miles since 2001 in the name of Transpac.

There were rain showers aplenty in the morning today, coming from the east, so Hassle got the rain first, then Bengal 7. But as things go in at Latitude 21, Longitude 158, everybody was dry by the 1118 HST official finish time for Malmberg's Catalina 38. Murase sailed upwind to a rendezvous point, then downwind alongside . . .

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Hassle crew may not have known they were being serenaded by a ukulele . . .

Dockside at the Waikiki Yacht Club, the Hassle crew was in high spirits (okay, I admit, I was relieved to observe the fact) with lots of toasts to the greatest skipper, the greatest crew, the greatest cook, and so on. Crewman Dennis Wolfe allowed, 'We got here with all our sails. There may be more pieces of them than there were when we started, is all.'

I suppose it is incumbent upon me to record that this is two races in a row in which Hassle has won the tail end charley award. I'm curious if that is a record, but too lazy to do the research at the moment. Reader advice is welcome. Meanwhile, aboard Bengal 7, I snapped a pic of a real photographer, lead Kazi shooter Yoichi Yabe.

Also aboard and working minute by minute was Mayuko Terao, who writes the Bengal 7 blog. She did the delivery from Nagoya, and she'll do the delivery home from Honolulu. We'll be reading, Mayuko.

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And that's my report. No big deal. Just our long-distance competitors from hard-put Japan, adding a little Aloha spirit of their own to Transpac 2011. I thought you ought to know.

Full Standings: http://www.transpacrace.com/docs/2011racedocs/DailyStandings/TP2011.V22.pdf

Transpac race http://www.transpacrace.com!website!

All times below are Hawaii Standard Time (HST)
** = Pau, Boat has Finished


Boat Name 100 Mile Time 25 Mile Time Makapuu Time ETA/Finish
Bella Mente 14/2345 15/0407 15/0515 15/05:44:28**
Espiritu Santi 16/0321 16/1208 16/1400 16/14:50:32**
Magnitude 80 Email Probs
15/0730 15/0756 15/08:35:07**
Medicine Man 16/0505 16/1003 16/1102 16/11:38:44**
O Canada
15/1419
15/2053
15/2218
15/23:02:38**
Peligroso 16/0341 16/0759 16/0908 16/09:50:32**
Pendragon VI
15/2044
16/0200
16/0218
16/03:19:06**
Paddy Wagon
16/1225 16/1955
16/2106
16/22:01:08**
Patches 16/1248 16/1816
16/1950
16/20:39:38**
Vincitore 16/1659 16/2222
16/2354
17/00:46:43**
Pegasus-Motion X
16/1703 16/2252
16/2356
17/00:44:39**
NAOS 2
16/1819
17/0212
17/0342
17/04:39:20**
Alpha Puppy
16/1851
17/0235
17/0406
17/05:02:16**
Grand Illusion
16/1935
17/0119
17/0220
17/02:59:23**
Bebe
16/2143
17/0643
17/0818
17/09:20:27**
Alchemy
16/2232
17/0427
17/0524
17/06:02:17**
Holua
16/2248
17/0432
17/0548
17/06:28:47**
Katana
17/0111
17/0757
17/0909
17/09:43:00**
Truth 17/0153 17/0715 17/0848 17/09:37:15**
Pyewacket 17/0154 17/0813 17/0914 17/09:53:00**
Peregrine 33
17/0318 17/1142 17/1312 17/14:03:54**
Criminal Mischief 17/0319 17/0945 17/1053 17/11:37:22**
Condor 17/0402 17/1105 17/1301 17/13:05:13**
Cheetah 17/0648 17/1247 17/1422 17/15:07:37**
Celerity 17/0725 17/1531
17/1726
1718:32:50**
Alaska Eagle 17/1005 17/1829
18/2004
17/21:17:36**
Between the Sheets 17/1706 18/0153 18/0342 18/04:55:22**
Sauvage
17/2109
18/0635
18/0823
18/09:33:06**
Locomotion
17/2252
18/0450
18/0700
18/06:54:13**
Gracie
17/2355
18/0847
18/1049
18/12:00:13**
Relentless 32
18/0015
18/1032
18/1117
18/1212:33**
Bengal 7
18/0055
18/0651
18/0650
18/08:47:34**
Rapid Transit
18/0205
18/0823
18/0942
18/10:27:40**
Wind Dancer 18/0615 18/1505 18/1657 18/17:53:36**
Horizon
18/0700
18/1239
18/1407
18/14:59:56**
Bad Pak
18/0817
18/1556
18/1716
18/17:56:24**
Allure
18/0824
18/1726
18/1820
18/19:03:12**
J-World Hula Girl 18/1105 18/1928 18/2107 18/22:23:01**
Relentless 52 18/1145 18/1806 18/1916 18/20:03:39**
Deception 18/1223 18/1941 18/2057 18/21:46:09**
Prevail 18/1241 18/1923 18/2039 18/21:19:07**
Wind Dancer 18/0614
18/1506 18/1656
18/17:53:36**
CaZan 18/1614 19/0003 19/0100 19/02:08:35**
Victoire 18/1704 19/0312
19/0505
19/06:20:12**
Paranoia 18/1809 19/0137
19/0314
19/04:04:13**
Flaca 18/1910 19/0317 19/0448
19/05:54:38**
Traveler 18/2322 19/0931

19/13:02:55**
Second Chance 19/0247 19/1123
19/1344
19/15:25:30**
ROY'S Chasch Mer 19/1454 19/2150 19/2338 20/00:52:17**
Hassle 20/2205 21/0752   21/11:18:10**

18/09:33:06**

 



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