“A quick 10,000 miles”... UK to Long Beach to sail in the 2017 Transpac race.
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Preparations are well underway with seminars, inspection schedules, logistical planning, crew lists, measurements and certificates, and a new rating rule system for Multihull entries
Los Angeles, CA – With just under 70 days to go to the first start of the 49th biennial Transpac, skippers and sailors, sponsors, families, spectators and organizers from the Transpacific YC are all working hard on their preparation tasks for this classic 2225-mile race from LA to Honolulu. In all, 63 monohull and multihull entries from 7 countries around the Pacific and beyond are now entered, ranging in size from Chris Lemke and Brad Lawson’s Hobie 33 Dark Star to two 100-footers: Comanche, skippered by Ken Read, and Manouch Moshayedi’s Rio100.
Once class divisions are decided, all will start in three separate waves on July 3rd, 5th and 6th, 2017 for a rich variety of elapsed and corrected time trophies.
Los Angeles, CA—Jim Clark’s 100-foot Comanche has recently joined the fleet of 62 entries currently preparing for the 49th edition of the Transpacific YC’s biennial LA-Honolulu race, with one goal: to set a new race record. This 100-foot carbon fiber ocean greyhound designed by VPLP/Verdier and built by Hodgdon Yachts in 2014 was created to be quite simply the fastest sailing yacht in the world, with a design brief s to not only capture offshore race line honors – as she did in the 2015 Sydney Hobart Race – but also set race records, as she did last year in the Newport-Bermuda Race.
Wally Cross with Ullman Sails Detroit shares how offshore sailing offers vital therapy for our fast-moving lives, including his favorite long-distance race: 2013 Transpac.
Follow the 22 boats racing from Newport to Cabo this week. Several are 2017 Transpac entrants, getting ready for the big event this summer.
Los Angeles Yacht Club will host a new Transpac Qualifer Race on May 19-20, 2017. The start line will be located inside Los Angeles Harbor east of Pier 400 in the vicinity of these coordinates: N33 43.01’, W118 14.58’. The course marks will include Los Angeles Harbor Angels Gate Entrance and outer San Diego entrance buoy RW ”SD” at approximately 32° 37.3’ N 117° 14.8’ W The finish line will be inside Los Angeles Harbor in the vicinity of the start area and Pier 400. The course distance is tentatively calculated at approximately 166NM.