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Transpac Race 2011 has officially ended By Kimball Livingston, 3:02 PM Fri 22 Jul 2011
The 2011 Transpac Race has officially ended! Tail-End Charlie Hassle crossed the Diamond Head buoy finish line today, July 21, at 11:18:10. Congratulations to all participants! ...[more]


Transpac 2011 - The Grand Illusion By Kimball Livingston, 4:33 AM Mon 18 Jul 2011
Transpac 2011: 1-1 as in first in division and (probably) an overall win in the 46th Transpacific Yacht Race, Los Angeles to Honolulu, for McDowell's Grand Illusion. Grand Illusion is a Santa Cruz 70, designed by 2011 Transpacific Yacht Club Commodore Bill Lee and a turning point in the development of a new type of boat, the 'sleds.' ...[more]


Transpac 2011 - Meet me at the Molokai Channel By Kimball Livingston, 3:20 PM Fri 15 Jul 2011
Transpac 2011. In this corner, approaching from the south, Magnitude 80. And in this corner, approaching from the north, Bella Mente. They shook hands back on the mainland, and they came out fighting on July 8. Now it's decision time. There's plenty of breeze, and both Bella Mente and Magnitude 80 are making speeds in the teens. ...[more]


Transpac 2011 - Dang, the Weather Guys were right By Kimball Livingston, 8:49 AM Wed 13 Jul 2011
For Transpac 2011, lighter winds, as predicted, and a bit of lane-shifting re-sorted parts of the racing fleet overnight, but James McDowell's SC70, Grand Illusion, continued to run 1-1, first in the Sleds and first overall with about 1,200 miles to go at 0800 roll call. In a re-sorted division two, we see Jorge Ripstein's Patches, a TP52 navigated by John Rumsey, popping out to a nice lead. ...[more]


Transpac 2011 - Shifting gears: The next transition By Kimball Livingston, 10:01 AM Tue 12 Jul 2011
The latest report from Hap Fauth's R-P 69, Bella Mente - the boat that already has people talking 'Barn Door winner' even though it's a bit early for that - advises: 'We are keeping a close eye on Magnitude. They are definitely keeping us on our toes. ...[more]


Transpac 2011 - First spinnakers By Kimball Livingston, 8:37 AM Mon 11 Jul 2011
Hap Fauth's mini-maxi, Bella Mente set a blistering pace overnight and in these early stages of Transpac 2011 is threatening the seven day, eleven hour Barn Door record set in 1999 by Roy Disney's RP75, Pyewacket III. A record, that is, for fixed-keel monohulls employing no stored energy. That's the regulation for Transpac's most coveted prize, the Barn Door Trophy. ...[more]


Transpac 2011 Outbound, Quickly By Kimball Livingston, 4:41 PM Sun 10 Jul 2011
Transpac 2011 - Friday's 34 Transpac starters made short work of clearing the west end of Catalina Island and cracking sheets for a track south of the rhumb line, Los Angeles to Honolulu. ...[more]


Transpac 2011 - Take a peek By Kimball Livingston, 6:15 AM Fri 8 Jul 2011
Transpac Yacht Race 2011. Even with a strategically built-in six-hour delay, the boat tracks as displayed on Transpac's Yellowbrick transponders tell a visual story. All 19 boats struggled with light winds at night in the inner coastal waters - with helmsmen accepting any course that kept the boat moving. ...[more]


Transpac 2011 first start set for July 4th By Kimball Livingston, 9:39 PM Sun 3 Jul 2011
Tranpac 2011's first start sets off tomorrow, ready or not. 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. ...[more]


Transpac announces six-Hour Tracking delay - might other races? By Kimball Livingston, 4:59 AM Wed 29 Jun 2011
Inside Transpac, one of the lively conversations of 2011 has centered on position-reporting delays, pro or con. ...[more]


Transpac 2011: Enduring the commute By Kimball Livingston, 7:55 AM Thu 9 Jun 2011
When it comes to classic distance races, each of them has a regional base and regardless of how many boats from around the globe venture out for Sydney-Hobart, it's the Australians who make a religion of that race. ...[more]


Transpac: Coastal Cup, Waikiki Offshore Series, and Kauai Channel Race By Kimball Livingston, 12:49 PM Fri 27 May 2011
Transpac headquarters shares news of other exciting events taking in 2011 place all around the Transpacific Yacht Race which include the Coastal Cup, Waikiki Offshore Series and the Kauai Channel Race. ...[more]


Transpacific Yacht Race - The perfect ride? By Kimball Livingston, 4:18 AM Thu 19 May 2011
What would a perfect Transpac ride? Well, that would depend on what you're doing, this time. Philippe Kahn was quite pleased back in 2009 when he and Mark Christiansen set a new double-handed record in the Open 50 named Pegasus but, for 2011 the maestro of mobile software will be going retro. ...[more]


Transpacific Yacht Race: Alaska Eagle has openings for Honolulu By Kimball Livingston, 7:19 AM Thu 5 May 2011
Alaska Eagle, will be back in California in time to accompany the Transpacific Yacht Race 2011 as communications vessel. ...[more]


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