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Los Angeles, California: The Notice of Race for Transpac 50 is now published and entries are open. With the first of at least three separate starts scheduled for July 10, 2019, this will be the 50th edition of the crossing from Los Angeles to Honolulu, Point Fermin to Diamond Head, 2,225 miles.

Transpac 50 will feature separate divisions for monohulls and multihulls, also an “Aloha Class” of boats that are heavier and more traditional than the contemporary downwind flyers designed for this classic course. It’s the preponderance of downwind sailing, with the water growing bluer day by day, and the air growing warmer, that define the magic of the Transpac race.

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Aarhus, Denmark – At the Yacht Racing Forum held this year in Aarhus, Denmark, the inaugural Mirabaud Sailing Video Awards were announced, and Chris Love Production’s highlight video “The Fleet is Away” from the 2017 Transpac Race won the Public Award category. With a theme similar to “Optimism,” the overall award-winning video from Cocoon Production in Switzerland, Love’s Transpac Race video highlighted the future of offshore sailing in the inspiration it brings to youth who want to take on the adventures being enjoyed now by adults.

Out of 44 videos submitted by professional videographers and producers, The Fleet is Away received the highest score of 8.22 based on a 1-10 scale in online voting, receiving 1307 votes.

This video and others in the Mirabaud contest can be seen at this link: www.sailingvideoaward.com/videos-pros/transpac-2017-the-fleet-is-away.html.

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The Transpacific Yacht Club decision opens eligibility to a wider array of first-to-finish contenders and is consistent with similar limits used by other races around the world - now IMOCA 60's, Volvo 70's, canting maxi's and even foiling boats are invited to race for this classic Transpac race trophy.

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April 10, 2018 Registration Opens
March 1, 2019 Last Date for Standard Entry Fee Payment
May 31, 2019 Last Date for Late Entry Fee Payment
May 31, 2019 Deadline for Submitting Final Rating Data 1700 EDT
June 28, 2019 Deadline for "As-Built" Sails Certificate
July 6, 2019 Mandatory Yacht Check-In & Tracker Pick Up
July 6, 2019 Mandatory Skipper & Navigator Meeting
July 10, 2019 First Transpac 2019 Start
July 12, 2019 Second Transpac Race Start
July 13, 2019 Third Transpac Race Start
TBD (if needed) Fast Multihull / Fast Monohull Yacht Start
2 Days Before Start Deadline for Safety Inspection Completion
2 Days Before Start Last Date for Complete Race Entry
Before Awards Navigator's De-Brief Meeting
TBD Honolulu Awards Ceremony