The Transpacific Yacht Club welcomes, as a participant in the 2009 Transpacific Yacht Race, LYNX "Americas Privateer", a 114 ton top-sail schooner. LYNX embodies the early history of the Transpac when, in 1906, the schooner Lurline was the winner and set a race course record that stood for many years. “We’re very pleased to welcome the tall ship fleet into the Transpac community and look forward to their participation in the race” says Dale Nordin, Commodore of the Transpacific Yacht Club. “Seeing a tall ship cross the finish line off Diamond Head in Honolulu will be incredible”, comments Nordin.
It is the intent of LYNX to set a precedent this year and encourage, for the 2011 Transpac race, a tall ship class to renew the history of sailing in its many forms. The tall ships are represented by many types, tonnage and sail plans, but they have one important goal in common; the teaching of seamanship and the history of sail. The 122-foot top sail schooner LYNX will be the first of these classics to race, creating a new color and excitement in the 2009 Transpac.
For more information on this unique entry visit the Lynx website at: www.privateerlynx.com. Berths are still available for this years race.