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    Published on 07-23-2021 04:11 PM
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    Pyewacket 70' was the 2021 Barn Door Winner, the turbo'ed former Telefonica completing the LA to Diamond Head
    in the wee hours (07/23/02:53 HST) for a5d 16h 53m 20s run , collecting line honors, and currently 3rd in Division one!
    Ho'okolohe, the Farr 57' was first to finish in daylight, 08:39 HST for and elapsed time 9d 22h 39m 36s, taking Division 8 by bundles
    and is currently 1st in ORR, but that is sure to evaporate as other boats finish.
    Next in line ...
    Published on 07-23-2021 10:55 AM


    Jason's daily report arrived just after midnight and read on to see why: "Just about 500nm to the finish. It has been crazy busy with gybes and sail changes-some planned and others unplanned. We are sailing 4 on and 4 off (ed note: 4 hours on deck, 4 hours below sleeping), but have been woken up mid off watch for these events so haven't slept more than 90 minutes in 2-3 days. We are in the trades not with 18-25 knots and occasional big seas. We have stuffed the bow (ed note: the bow goes underwater while the boat is at high speed-you don't want this to happen), several times and exploded kites (ed note: sails) and ripped the front pulpit off. Lots of excitement." $$$$ Go, Go, Callisto


    July 22, 2021

    The significant event of the last 24 hours of sailing was that blue skies greeted us this morning after an intense 10 minute rainshower at 7am. The crew on deck got a free shower with fresh rainwater! Winds continue from a north/northeasternly ...
    Published on 07-23-2021 06:40 AM
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    Roy Disney Jr and crew complete the 2021 Transpac in 5d 52m 20s with an 460 nm VMG 24 hour finish!

    TRACKER is live ...
    Published on 07-22-2021 01:41 PM
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    The leaders are less than 500nm! Report from the current pack leader, HO'OKOLOHE: "50% cloud cover ,6-8 ft seas, 66 TWD, 17knts, 1019mb. Dinner Menu Steak and Lobster. Wine Pairing: Duckhorn Merlot or Rombauer Chard. Dessert: Ice Cream and semi fresh berries. Movie showing: Old School. Estimated time of Pyewacket passing us: 7:00pm."
    Other updates from the fleet -
    Published on 07-21-2021 11:37 AM
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    Fleet: As of 07:00 HST the fleet has congregated midway through the track and Ho'okolohe the breakaway
    leader. All boats are currently enjoying good pressure , with winds in the low 20's, life is good.
    Some boats are diving a bit south, Fast Exit, Patches, Lucky Duck, Lucky and Juno , apparently seeking a tad more
    breeze from the remnants of a tropical storm.

    Div 1:
    BadPak remains in the lead on corrected time, with Lucky just one hour ...
    Published on 07-19-2021 03:54 PM
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    Cecil & Alyson Rossi's Farr 57' Ho'okolohe ( Hawaiian sex in Hawaiian) Sprinted out to a lead from day 1
    a week ago with the starters in Division 8 and has not looked back. The only boat with 3 Fosters and a Corkett,
    they passed the 1,000 nm DTF mark just a few hours ago and are holding onto line honors position like a fat kid with a
    lollypop... so to speak...

    Ho'okolohe has a nice steady pace, with a 227nm 24 hour VMG ...
    Published on 07-19-2021 12:09 PM
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    July 18, 2021

    It's day 6 and we have the spinnaker up at last! The wind is a bit variable between 12-20 knots - we like 20 better! Now we are starting to move south a bit more to live us up for the to-come trade winds.

    The water maker has been put on hold until tomorrow. We aren't using that much water, so it's not an issue - and we do have a work-around (as well as a manual water maker, too).

    The crew is in good spirits, especially when we look forward to our mile ...
    Published on 07-19-2021 09:29 AM
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    One hundred twenty four competitors raced in three different fleets at the 2021 ILCA North American Championships on July 15-18 in San Francisco. CA. Typical of San Francisco Bay in the summer, the breeze was up for the 10-race series, ranging from 15 to 25 knots.

    “It was great to see so much talent on the racecourse this weekend, as well as so many familiar faces,” said St. Francis Yacht Club’s Commodore Bill Dana. “I recognized a lot of the competitors from their Opti days and from Youth Champs, and to have them here again, sailing as adults, was a reminder that sailing is a lifetime sport. Plus, conditions couldn’t have been better.”

    Much of the regatta was sailed in a flood tide, which drew the fleet close to shore on the upwind legs, providing current relief for the racers and an exciting show for the spectators ashore. On the final day of racing, an ebb tide sent the fleet to the middle ...
    Published on 07-18-2021 02:47 PM
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    Sometimes things do not go quite as planned.

    Case in point, Case in point, William McKinley's beautiful Ker 46' Denali^3
    Had hardly gotten off the starting line when the mast broke between the 1'st and 2nd spreader.
    The crew quickly unloaded the sails and returned back to Long Beach to ...
    Published on 07-18-2021 09:13 AM
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    July 17,, 2021 - Los Angeles, CA - Powered by the best breeze of the week – 10-15 knots at the start off Point Fermin – today’s final 19 entries in four divisions vaulted off the start line towards Honolulu, 2225-miles away, in the 2021 Transpac. These are the fastest boats in the fleet entered in Divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4, ...
    Published on 07-16-2021 02:29 PM
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    Friday morning update shows Cecil and Allyson Rossi's Farr 57' Ho'okolohe leading the pack of Tuesday starters
    while making a pleasant 6.8 knot. She also is currently in 1st in ORR and Line honors at this point, with a 69 nm
    advantage over the nearest vessel, Mike Sudo's Beneteau 47.7 Macondo while Andy Schwenky Dank's Express 37'
    Spindrift V is correcting out ...
    Published on 07-13-2021 06:17 PM
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    Selects from today's start of Division 8 courtesy Transpac YC !

    Published on 07-13-2021 05:52 PM
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    Los Angeles, California – After over a year of careful planning, tremendous uncertainty, yet dogged determination to run this race, the Transpacific Yacht Club today unleashed the first wave of entries on their long westward journey to Honolulu in the 51st running of the Transpac. This biennial ...
    Published on 07-13-2021 09:55 AM
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    It's the first start day! Today seven boats of Division 8 will start today at 1300 PDT off Point Fermin in LA. Track the boats online with YB Tracking at https://buff.ly/3i3JHjK
    Teams starting today: Division ...
    Published on 07-07-2021 04:28 PM
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    SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued a man near Bluff Point Wednesday morning after his boat capsized in the San Francisco Bay.

    Coast Guard Sector ...
    Published on 07-06-2021 10:56 AM
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    Day 17, July 5, “A challenge at the end”
    Sometimes in life, however much we prepare and learn from our past experience, the same problem could happen again. Two years ago today, ...
    Published on 07-04-2021 01:44 PM
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    Aloha Final Report
    From Kyle Vanderspek

    As I write this, I am sitting comfortably on a couch at the Hilton with a mai tai in hand having had a great lunch, a dip in the pool, a coffee from Starbucks and a lengthy warm shower. Last night not long after I wrote my report indicating that there was not much left that could go wrong, I had neglected to remember ...
    Published on 07-02-2021 04:08 PM
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    He had a little problem in the dark. We got him situated and on his way.

    Tow Boat USA ...
    Published on 07-02-2021 11:57 AM
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    Day 13, July 1, “The drum beat of Ku”

    Mars is usually the first object in the night sky to greet me, even before it gets dark. Last night, a bird came out of nowhere in the dark and circled around my mast. I wasn’t sure what kind of bird it was but it was not small but not as big as an albatross. I was worried about the mast hitting it because it was flying so close. After a few minutes, it flew away as quickly as it appeared. We are about a thousand miles ...
    Published on 07-01-2021 10:28 AM
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    Aloha Day 12 Report
    From Kyle onboard Aloha:
    Another eventful evening last night has given way to a very, very mellow day.
    For dinner last night I enjoyed Mountain House Mexican Rice and Chicken which for anyone who has been onboard for dinner knows the ...