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First pre-race Transpac Seminar on Nov 9th

by Transpacific Yacht Club 14 Oct 2022 12:02 PDT 27 June - 1 July 2023
Transpac Seminar © Transpacific Yacht Club

For many offshore sailors, participation in the 2225-mile biennial Transpac race from Los Angeles to Honolulu is a bucket-list experience, the race of a lifetime.

The success and enjoyment of this race, however, is very much dependent on proper preparation.

The Transpacific Yacht Club is pleased to announce the first of several planned pre-race seminars to help prepare for next year's 52nd edition of the race, which has three start dates: June 27, June 29 and July 1, 2023.

The first seminar will be held on Zoom on Wednesday, November 9th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM PST. This seminar will focus on several different elements of offshore race preparation, and features four experts with multiple Transpac pedigrees.

These include:

Robbie Haines: Olympic Gold Medalist/Multiple Barn Door winner

  • Pre-race prep, planning and training
  • Maximize the next 6 months
  • Manage your program correctly
  • Q&A

Jib Kelly: Class Winner/Navigator/Electronics Expert

  • Current technology for communications/electronics
  • Best Practices for navigation and on-board systems
  • How much data do you need? What will it cost?
  • Q&A

Brian Janney: North Sails Offshore Expert/Pyewacket crew

  • Sail Inventory - what sails are needed for Transpac?
  • Sail Repair Kit - what to include
  • Crossover Charts and Polars
  • Q&A

Randy Smith: Veteran of 12 races/Class Winner

  • Safety at Sea - Preparing the Crew
  • Boat gear vs. personal gear
  • Preparing for the worst-case scenario - survivor of OEX sinking
  • Q&A

The seminar will allow time for questions from the audience for all presenters.

The November 9th Transpac Preparation Seminar is free of charge and open to all who are already registered for the race, those thinking of registering, and all others who just want to learn more about offshore race preparation.

To register for Zoom access to the seminar, visit here.

For more information on Transpac 2023, visit the event website at

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