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    Published on 07-22-2019 05:02 PM
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    Here’s Jason’s summary of the grueling last 24 hours of Team Hamachi’s Transpac winning race:

    We did it. But the last 24 hours were really intense.

    We were struggling to cover both Bretwalda 3, which was focused on sailing as fast as possible to Oahu, and Velvet Hammer, who was playing a tactical game. The Hammer was heading ...
    Published on 07-22-2019 04:47 PM
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    In 2017, Two Pac52's stole the show in their Transpac debut with flying colors, dashing across the Pacific
    in an impressive 7 days and change, while not only taking 1st and 2nd place Division 1 but correcting out to 1st and 2nd
    overall. Tom Holthus and crew on BadPak chased Frank Slootman's ...
    Published on 07-22-2019 08:47 AM
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    Sunday's wild flurry of finishers was one truly for ages, with 31 boats from all extremes of classes barreling down the Molokai Straits towards Diamond Head
    and the long sought after fruity rum infused cocktails served in hollowed out pineapples and a pretty hibiscus lei to mask the scent of 2,000 miles of sweaty sailing...

    The action was so intense and updates happening so quickly it burnt out the tracking devices (either that or Russian interference was the cause) making tracking and reporting an exercise
    in futility. If you were lucky, you finished in daylight and got yourself captured digitally bow wave blasting, aloha shirt wearing, ear
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    Published on 07-20-2019 05:45 PM
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    Update from the July 20th 14:00 Position reports show a flurry of activity with 15 boats
    within the 200 nm live update section. As we type, Bretwalda 3 is crossing the finish line,
    holding onto 3rd in Div 3 and 3rd in ORR overall at the moment. Brigadoon is 14 miles to finish
    and Ho okolohe is 29 nm out The ORR overall leaders, Hamachi and Velvet Hammer are 163 and
    188 nm out

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    Published on 07-20-2019 08:54 AM
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    With a finish time of 19:34:25 HST today, Manouch Moshayedi's Bakewell-White 100 RIO100 has become the fastest monohull without powered performance systems to finish the 50th edition of the biennial 2225-mile LA-Honolulu Transpacific Yacht Race. In so doing she has won the Merlin Trophy, which this ...
    Published on 07-19-2019 10:34 AM
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    Aerial photography is full of risks and getting that special shot requires putting a lot on the line.
    One of the most glamorous sailing shots in the world is barreling down the Molokai Channel
    with your kite flying, team on the rail and pushing that azure warm water out of the way after a 2,000 nm plus
    Transpacific Race...Diamond Head in ...
    Published on 07-19-2019 09:18 AM
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    After the same slow start that plagued all Saturday starters this year in the 50th edition of the LA-Honolulu Transpac, Jim Cooney and Samantha Grant's VPLP 100 Comanche still managed to sneak out of the light air, get into the offshore breeze, and ...
    Published on 07-18-2019 02:03 PM
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    Group shot showing Positions 10:00 Hours HST and weather model for next 4 days.
    Comanche is just shy of trippin the 200nm magic wand before we can see her final approach.
    The Mods all finished in the wee hours so we can take them off the books.
    Good wind south of rhumbline for next day or so then a light air patch develops, so boats need to
    be careful not to sail into any holes. Expect some wild lead changes as fleet near the finish ...
    Published on 07-18-2019 08:09 AM
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    Argo First to Finish in Transpac 50

    HONOLULU, HAWAII - After a slow initial start on Saturday, Jason Carroll and his team of Chad Corning, Thierry Fouchier, Anderson Reggio, Alister Richardson and Brian Thompson were able to push their MOD 70 trimaran Argo into the lead among two other rival MOD 70's in this year's 50th edition of the ...
    Published on 07-17-2019 03:10 PM
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    The 0700 HST Position Tracker (http://yb.tl/transpac2019#) shows the wild advancement the Mod 70's have made with Argo just 12-13 hours away from the finish
    when adding the 6 hours which have passed since this screen shot was taken. They have been smoking the course with 506 nm consumed in the past 24 hours
    with speed in the very high 20's. Power Play lays about 50 nm behind and Maserati nearly 200 nm behind. Comanche has made her way to the front of monohulls and should break the 500nm
    mark ...
    Published on 07-17-2019 09:53 AM
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    Jason Carroll's Mod 70 broke through the 500nm mark at 0200 HST after a 493 nm 24 hour run!

    Expected in during the wee hours tomorrow, 03:25

    Day 5 Morning Check In
    July
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    Published on 07-16-2019 03:15 PM
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    Huntington lake really showed off her beauty this year. A big snow year left spectacular views of snow-capped
    mountains set in the backdrop of the Sierra National Forest, with crystal clear cold water only the bravest dared to enjoy.



    images © Paul Dayone and Karl Robrock



    Day one gave ...
    Published on 07-16-2019 12:42 PM
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    The Mod 70's, lead by Jason Carroll's Argo have emerged as new front runners, devouring the 1st half of the course in 2.5 days,
    despite the very light wind at the start. Pressure looks great for the next few days and landfall for Argo and Powerplay are on the 18th,
    With Comanche arriving the 19th and Rio 100 on the 20th before the floodgate opens this weekend when finish-palooza will ensue!





    Rio 100 leads Division 1 by 6 hours ...
    Published on 07-16-2019 09:17 AM



    Upon their return to Marina del Rey, the skippers of the Santa Cruz 70 OEX (John Sangmeister) and the Andrews 70 Pyewacket ...
    Published on 07-15-2019 11:53 AM
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    We have compression and commingling between fleets now as Friday's starters are beginning to
    catch up to the Wednesday starters and some of the Saturday maxi's and Multi's are just blowing right through.
    More attrition as two sled crews are headed back to mainland on Pyewacket, which took on the refugees
    on OEX as you no doubt by now have heard. The wind hole that held most of Saturdays starters off Catalina
    is no just a bad memories and the entire fleet is enjoying water moving under their keels.... ...
    Published on 07-15-2019 09:45 AM

    Just in from Maserati which forwarded images of damages sustained in last nights collision.
    They are apparently continuing toward Hawaii, at a more modest pace.


    MaseratiMulti70’s damaged bow and rudder’s ...
    Published on 07-15-2019 07:11 AM
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    FLASH NEWS – July 15th, 2019



    Maserati Multi 70 collided with a big floating object during the Transpac

    Left side hull’s bow and rudder’s wing are damaged



    Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70, at 4.30 UTC on Monday July 15th, while sailing at 23-24 knots, collided with a big ...
    Published on 07-14-2019 04:41 PM
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    The 50th Anniversary Edition of the Transpac is well underway with all fleet departed and 6 boats retired at this point.
    There is a massive parking lot that has ruined the start for most of Saturdays starters, with the exception of the Multi 70's
    and the two 100' Supermaxi's. We are close to consolidation between the leaders of Fridays starters and the back of Wednesday
    starters. Boats in the front of the fleet are seeing 200nm plus 24 hour vmg and the Mod 70 Argo has seen 270nm vmg in last 24 hours!
    Sadly the majority of Div1 & 2 have barely made ...
    Published on 07-14-2019 08:08 AM
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    All boats away in Transpac 50

    LOS ANGELES, CA - With the breeze shifted far left in overcast skies due to a strong Catalina Eddy, the final wave of 24 monohulls and 4 multihulls in a record fleet of 90 yachts are now headed off the coast in the 50th edition of Transpacific Yacht Race, a biennial race to Honolulu organized by the Transpacific YC. These are the largest and fastest boats in ...
    Published on 07-13-2019 02:29 PM
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    On Saturday 7/13 we have two distinctive masses headed towards the Hawaiian Islands, the Friday starters
    have all reach the windline and are making good speed, 8+ to 11 knots as they dive south well below the rumbline.




    Some 300 nm ahead, give or take, the Wednesday fleet has seen e wind shift aft and the reaching kites begin to appear.
    This fleet is precariously close to a light air bubble that will linger through the weekend before dispersing and spreading then ...