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Transpac tactics and strategy talk with world class navigator Stan Honey

by Transpacific Yacht Club 28 Mar 2019 08:26 PDT 11 May 2019
Stan Honey aboard ABN AMRO on the 2005-6 Volvo Ocean Race © Transpacific Yacht Club

Stan Honey won the 2010 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year award for his role in routing the 103-foot trimaran Groupama around the world to set a new course record of just over 48 days. Prior to this he helped get the Volvo 70 ABN AMRO around the world to win the 2005-06 Volvo Ocean Race. Closer to home in the Pacific he has also been the navigator for teams that have set seven course records and eleven first-to-finishes in 22 Transpacs and Pacific Cups, and was overall Pacific Cup winner with wife Sally Honey on their Cal 40 in 1996.

In the last edition of Transpac in 2017, Stan helped guide the 100-foot Comanche to her Merlin Trophy win and a new monohull course record of 5 days 1 hour 55 min 26 sec, and a Transpac 24-hour distance record run of 484.1 miles.

As navigator, Stan has also helped set numerous other records, including TransAtlantic monohull, TransAtlantic multihull, 24 hour monohull, 24 hour multihull, Sydney-Hobart, and Newport-Bermuda race records.

Suffice to say, Stan is one of the world's outstanding talents in offshore navigation, and it's with pleasure that TPYC is offering a special Transpac Tactics and Strategy Seminar on Saturday, May 11th from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM at Newport Harbor YC in Newport Beach. Cost is $50 per person and includes lunch.

Topics include:

  • Transpac Tactics
  • Local Knowledge:
    • Start
    • Catalina rounding
    • Molokai channel approach
    • Finish
  • Squalls
  • Cloud Streets
  • Sources of Weather Data:
    • Mesoscale Scale
    • Synoptic Scale
  • Preparation
For registration click here.

For more information on the 50th Transpac, visit the event website at 2019.transpacyc.com.

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