Tactics & Strategy Seminar

Presented by STAN HONEY, along with special guest
Saturday May 11 at Newport Harbor Yacht Club
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, $50/person (includes lunch)



Stan Honey has navigated 22 Hawaii Races, collecting seven records and eleven first-to-finishes. The Hawaii race records include singlehanded, doublehanded, and four “Clock Trophies” for improving the Transpac Race Elapsed Time Record.

As navigator, Stan has set 15 other records including non-stop Circumnavigation, TransAtlantic monohull, TransAtlantic multihull, 24 hour monohull, 24 hour multihull, Sydney-Hobart, and Newport-Bermuda. Stan navigated ABN AMRO, the winning boat in the 2005-6 Volvo Ocean Race. 

Topics include:

  • Transpac Tactics
  • Local Knowledge:
    • Start
    • Catalina rounding
    • Molokai channel approach
    • Finish
  • Squalls
  • Cloud Streets
  • Sources of Weather Data:

    • Mesoscale Scale
    • Synoptic Scale
  • Preparation

Special Guest Presentation:

PETER HOGAN, Hoag Hospital
Presentation on first aid, medical support and nutrition