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Los Angeles, California – Race managers at the Transpacific Yacht Club are pleased to announce that next July’s 50th biennial edition of the 2225-mile Transpac race from Los Angeles to Honolulu has set a new record of 82 entries to date. The previous record was 80 entries 40 years ago in the 1979 edition of this classic ocean race first sailed in 1906.

“We knew this 50th edition would be popular, and we’re really pleased to see this exceptional interest in the race,” said TPYC Commodore Tom Hogan. “There have never before been so many teams entered so early in the cycle. This really helps our planning because we have high standards for giving everyone who participates the very best in Aloha hospitality when they finish.”

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On July 2, 2017, Circle Porsche hosted the very first Porsche Palooza in Long Beach, partnering with Transpac, Gladstone’s Long Beach, and regional vintage Porsche clubs to put on an exciting event aboard Pine Street Pier. Transpacific Yacht Club is proud to welcome back Circle Porsche, Saturday, June 9, 2018, for Porsche Heritage Day, celebrating 70 years of producing legendary sports cars.  This exciting public event will feature dozens of new and vintage Porsches, live music, good food and great weather.

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Poster design by Leslie Johnson, photos by Sharon Green/Ultimate Sailing.

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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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 January 26-27, 2019
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 February 23, 2019
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