The Transpacific Yacht Club welcomes Roman Guerra's Volvo70, Kosatka, to the 2019 Transpac Race. Aloha!
The Transpacific Yacht Club welcomes Kyle Vanderspek's Hobie 33, aptly named Aloha, to the 2019 Transpac Race.
The Transpacific Yacht Club welcomes Michael Moradzadeh's Santa Cruz 50, Oaxaca, to the 2019 Transpac Race. Aloha!
First start to the 50th edition is July 10, 2019, and already 24 entries are signed up to compete in this ocean racing classic
LOS ANGELES, CA - Exactly one year from this week, dozens of entries will start Transpac 50, the 50th edition of the Los Angeles-Honolulu ocean racing classic. Already there are 24 entries, the strongest early turnout in the 113-year history of the race.
"We knew the 50th would be popular, and we are preparing many special features to commemorate this race," said Transpacific Yacht Club Commodore Tom Hogan, "but we had no idea the interest would be so strong so fast. Not only are there many return entries who still find this race attractive, but also newcomers who want to test themselves and their crews on a long 2,225 mile race to paradise."
In 1886 Hawaii’s King Kalākaua invited the yachtsmen of the US mainland to race across the Pacific to his island paradise. Forty-nine times now the race has been run, and approaching Transpac 50, in 2019, it’s international. Among the world’s great ocean races there are not many that start and end among palm trees. There are also not many long enough to inspire the spirit of adventure of an ocean crossing in newcomers and veterans alike.
Even fewer races have the cultural heritage of an event started by royalty over a century ago, enriched by the participation of thousands of sailors since. Across the generations of California’s sailors Transpac is a tradition and a bond. For the internationals who drop in it’s a test as meaningful as any, but with sweeter rewards as the race goes on, and the sea grows bluer and the skies grow warmer.
The Transpacific Yacht Club welcomes Louis Hoffer's Tripp Ocean Maxi Ketch, Atalanta, to the 2019 Transpac Race. Aloha!
The Transpacific Yacht Club welcomes Mark Ashmore's Cal 40, Nalu V, to the 2019 Transpac Race. Aloha!
The Transpacific Yacht Club welcomes Patrick & Keith Broughton's S&S 73, Kialoa 2, to the 2019 Transpac Race. Aloha!