Race Archives

2012 Tahiti

Rage takes corrected time victory in 2012 Tahiti Race

Rage finished tonight just after Sunset, correcting out to win the Transpac Fritz Overton Trophy.  Beau Geste who finshed just two days ago took line honors but no record times.  Both boats suffered with light winds, but Rage got the better share below the Equator as Beau Geste stalled above the Tuamotus.  Although the breeze was going light again at the finish, Steve Rander's Rage held on to her corrected time.

Trophies will be presented at the Yacht Club de Tahiti tomorrow evening.

Unfortunately Rage hit a whale on the last night, taking a good notch out of the bow.  Apparently no other damage, although a keel inspection will be carried out.  No word on the whale.

Beau Geste's next stop is Auckland, New Zealand for the Auckland to Noumea race.  After a week or two in Polynesia, Rage will head for Hawaii and back home to Portland.

Transpac will go back to work on next Summer's race to Honolulu, and will schedule the next Tahiti Race for 2016, in June, if sailors remain interested.