In a record year of interest, it's perhaps fitting that the 100th entry to the 50th edition of the Transpacific Yacht Club'sbiennial 2225-mile Transpac race from LA to Honolulu is at 55 years old one of the oldest in the race yet also one of the most innovative in the last half-century of yacht design.
Chris Welsh's Spencer 65RAGTIME will be making her 17th race to Hawaii in July, more than any other yacht in the history of this race. Welsh has been an owner of RAGTIME since 2004, and since then has raced three Transpacs (2005, '07, '09), one race to Tahiti (2008) and the Sydney-Hobart Race (2008). “It's been ten years since we last sailed to Hawaii,” said Welsh, “so we're looking forward to having some fun again.”
The Transpacific Yacht Club and Archipelagoes Tahiti are pleased to announce their plans to organize the 16th edition of the Transpac Tahiti Race in late May 2020. This is one of the world's longest classic ocean races, a 3570-mile voyage from Los Angeles to Papeete first sailed in 1925, with a small but influential group of boats and sailors counted among its alumni. Only 72 entries have raced to Tahiti in its entire history, with the last edition held 7 years ago in 2012.
Yet now the interest is strong, with over 40 guests attending a press announcement this evening at Los Angeles Yacht Club.
Registration is open for the Transpac Race seminar presented by Peter Isler, 2x America's Cup Winner and Transpac Race Winner, along with special guests Artie Means and Chris Bedford.
Saturday April 6 at Los Angeles Yacht Club
1:00 PM Check-in, Seminar 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
$175 / person
$60 for additional crew from same Transpac race boat
$25 late fee for tickets purchased day-of the seminar
Limited Space! Wait list will start after 60 are registered.
February 3rd, 1928: the birth of a visionary idea in offshore yachting
NEWPORT BEACH, CA - Not every yacht club is founded by a man lying down. It was, however, a man lying down on February 3, 1928 who brought forth the Transpacific Yacht Club. We might add that the man was a serial founder. It was true in his profession of radiology, also in his field of passion, sailing, where he had already founded the Newport Harbor Yacht Club, Southern California Yachting Association and Pacific Coast Yachting Association. A contemporary said of him, “Al Soiland never seemed to rest,” and that was also true. On February 3, 1928 our man was in a hospital bed recuperating from an appendix operation, and Al Soiland had to be doing… something.
What he started, these many years later, now supports Transpac 50, coming up in July with a record 97 entries so far.
We are very pleased to have Pasha, Hawaii sponsor the upcoming 50th Transpac Race. Pasha has been a longtime sponsor for us and does an excellent job of safely returning participating boats to the mainland. Michael Pasha has been personally involved in making the process as convenient and straightforward as possible. If you are considering shipping your boat home from Hawaii, I recommend you contact Pasha early to reserve your spot. Please see the following information from Pasha, Hawaii.
Transpacific Yacht Club
Reyn Spooner is proud to offer a specially designed 2019 Transpac Race Spooner Kloth shirts. The pullover and button up shirts are available NOW for ordering through Reyn Spooner. Overnight free shipping is available for orders received by Friday afternoon at 2:00 pm – for Monday Christmas Eve arrival.
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.”
Crew Safety Training - What do you need and where can you get it?
What do I need?
The Transpac Race Notice of Race (8.1.3) requires that “at least 30% of a yacht’s crew including the watch captains shall have attended a US Sailing Sanctioned International Offshore Safety at Sea with Hands-on Training Course or its equivalent.” And 8.14 requires “An additional 30% of the crew shall have attended a US Sailing Sanctioned Offshore Safety at Sea Course or completed the US Sailing International Offshore Safety at Sea Online Supplemental Course.”