sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Transpac 2011 first start set for July 4th

Transpac 2011 first start set for July 4th

'Transpacific Yacht Race'   

Transpac 2011's first start is set for Monday 4th July with a few Transpac racers playing catchup today at the US Sailing Safety at Sea Seminar at Shoreline Yacht Club, while around Rainbow Harbor the other crews of 53 entries prepared their boats in various levels of stress.

In a few cases, gear is still being installed; in other cases it's about getting a last load of laundry washed. The first start will be July 4th with eight cruisers in the Aloha Division, ten racers 32-feet to 43-feet in division six, one catamaran and Santiago Becerra's 57-foot Esperitu Santi.

The boat looks quick and possibly should be in the July 8 start, but this is what the man wanted, and this is what he gets. 'We won't be the first boat to Honolulu,' Becerra said. 'We'll be dragging four lines, and the marlin will slow us down.' Point Fermin. 1 p.m. July 4. Happy Independence Day.

Yesterday, Saturday, the fleet rallied at Rainbow Harbor, Long Beach, where there was a little of everything going on. The local Alfa Romeo club showed off a few prize examples and seemed more focused on cars than on boats.

In the background, right is the cabin top of Esperitu Santi. Left, with the blue sail cover, is Alex Mehran's Truth, formerly Philippe Kahn's Pegasus, doublehanded winner in 2009. Mehran is racing doublehanded this year (in the second start, July 8) with Jesse Naimark-Rowse. And talk about a last-chance hall pass. Mehran's wife has a baby due in November.

The Skippers' Meeting in the Long Beach Aquarium brought skippers and navigators up to speed on the latest developments, including meteorologist Lee Chesneau's upbeat assessment of a favorable weather pattern developing in the Eastern Pacific. Compared to the outlook a week ago, it was happy news. (Very happy news.) Chesneau said something about winds to 20 knots out on the ocean, coming down the coast and bending toward the islands.

Sports car - Transpac 2011 -  Kimball Livingston  

After Transpacific Yacht Club Commodore Bill Lee and PRO Dave Cort dismissed the Skippers' Meeting, all repaired to Gladstone's for what was surely the best Transpac sendoff party in 46 tries. It kicked off with Mayor Bob Foster's Reception in a private room

Skippers meeting - Transpac 2011 -  Kimball Livingston  

Oracle Racing's Tom Ehman (the hardest working man in America's Cup show business) came down from San Francisco to spread a little America's Cup religion in the spot that has the best seabreeze in Southern California. Say, John Sangmeister, AC veteran, do you think Long Beach would make a dandy spot for AC45s on the World Series Tour?

Just a thought . . .

Oracle Racing’s Tom Ehman - Transpac 2011 -  Kimball Livingston  


Lori Rudiger spoke about Transpac's new Navigator's Trophy, a vintage sextant donated by Board member Stan Honey in memory of her late husband, Mark.

Lori Rudiger - Transpac 2011 -  Kimball Livingston  

The more stylish among us displayed the latest in official Transpac finery.

Tommy Bahama tshirt - Transpac 2011 -  Kimball Livingston  

Inevitably, there was music and dance.

Dancers - Transpac 2011 -  Kimball Livingston  

And I have it on good authority that this little picture says ALOHA!

Sports car - Transpac 2011 -  Kimball Livingston  


Transpac website




by Kimball Livingston

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=85444

11:39 AM Sun 3 Jul 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

22 Jul 2011  Transpac Race 2011 has officially ended
18 Jul 2011  Transpac Rides, Transpac Wins
18 Jul 2011  Transpac 2011 - The Grand Illusion
15 Jul 2011  Transpac 2011 - Meet me at the Molokai Channel
13 Jul 2011  Transpac 2011 - Dang, the Weather Guys were right
12 Jul 2011  Transpac 2011 - Shifting gears: The next transition
11 Jul 2011  Transpac 2011 - First spinnakers
10 Jul 2011  Transpac 2011 Outbound, Quickly
08 Jul 2011  Transpac 2011 - Take a peek
29 Jun 2011  Transpac announces six-Hour Tracking delay - might other races?
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World









International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,


Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,
























Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games by Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA
























Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek by Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014,








2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi
CYC Race to Mackinac - Cruising fleet sets sail in 106th edition
Team Alvimedica getting a touchup
PWA Pozo World Cup - Plenty of drama on day 5
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 5 Videos
NYYC Race Week - High performance classes put on shoreside show
2014 Pacific Cup - 'Invisible Hand' the first boat to finish
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - B.C.'s Eric Holden skippers wins   
America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw   
J/70 North American titles - Brian Keane moves to top of leaderboard   
2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander takes charge   
America's Cup: Team NZ disappointed, but on track after Australians go   
America's Cup: Hamilton Island decides not to proceed with Challenge.   
America's Cup: Challenger of Record withdraws from Regatta   
WWA Wakeboard National Championships head to Waco   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Day 2   
RP52 Scarlet Runner sails in San Francisco   
2014 Governor's Cup - Nevin Snow and team on form   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Americans claim silver medals in Tavira   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Day 1   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
Windsurfing and Kiteboarding World Cup to take place on Fuerteventura   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Medals decided in thrilling Tavira conclusion   
7th Annual Swim for Cystic Fibrosis to take place July 21st   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 2 images by Max Ranchi   
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, Day 2 - It just keeps getting better   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT