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2009 Honolulu

Inspection FAQs

Congratulations on your recent entry into the most prestigious yacht race in the world - the 2009 Los Angeles, California to Honolulu, Hawaii Transpacific Yacht Race. Enclosed is a list of inspectors for your convenience. Inspection of the vessel must be completed by Monday June 22, 2009. This will allow ample time to remedy any discrepancies. If your vessel will not be in the Southern California area prior to the Sunday July 1, 2009 date, please contact me at your earliest so that we may set up a date for inspection. We will be more than happy to accommodate you.

This is a courtesy inspection and does not relieve the owner/charter of his/her obligation of fulfilling the equipment requirements for a Category I race. Copies of the current 2008-2009 U.S. Edition of ISAF Special Regulations, governing offshore and oceanic equipment preparation, can be obtained from most marine hardware stores (West Marine, etc.) or Inspection Form on the Transpacific web: www.transpacrace.com.

U.S. Sailing Association Phone: (401) 683-0800
P.O. Box 1260, 15 Maritime Drive FAX: (401) 683-0840
Portsmouth, RI 02871 Web: www.ussailing.org


DO Make a timely appointment prior to Sunday July 1, 2009 for your inspection. 
DO Be on time.
DO Have all equipment neatly displayed or in its proper location for the inspector.
DON’T Failure to have your vessel inspected may be grounds for disqualification and/or penalty. 
DON’T Be late for your appointment.
DON’T Tell the inspector that you will have items of equipment not aboard at the time of the inspection aboard for the race. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.

If all items required are not aboard the vessel at the time of the inspection, the inspector may charge a fee for a second visit to your vessel.

Enclosed you will find Crew Medical Profiles and instructions.

Good Luck! Safe sailing is fun sailing, and we’ll see you at the finish line.


Roby C. Bessent
Chief Inspector, 2009 Transpacific Yacht Race
P.O. Box 3111
Long Beach, CA 90803
Cell: (562) 301-9736