18th July 2019. This 2225-mile biennial race is an ocean racing classic, first sailed in 1906 as an idea inspired a decade earlier by Hawaiian King David Kalakaua, and has been an attraction for all avid ocean racers and adventurers ever since. The most sought after offshore race on the West coast is the Transpac. On the 2225-mile course less than a dozen are still to reach the half-way points in their projected tracks in the race. It remains a race for boats large and small and sailors amateur and professional, with perhaps the most desirable destination of all. July 1977: Transpacific Yacht Race from Los Angeles to Honolulu – Merlin set a record by finishing in 8 days, 11 hours, and 1 minute, beating Windward Passage’s 1971 record by over 22 hours. Comanche at the 2017 Transpac Race finish, setting the new monohull course record at 5 days 1:55:26. The Transpac Honolulu Race Elapsed Time Record Trophy. something different. The Transpacific Yacht Club staged its first race to Tahiti in 1925. The Transpac can be a trying race for sailors of all ranks and ages, with wind reports often ranging from 15-50 knots. Ticonderoga sets a new record in 17 days. It was clear as early as 10 months prior to the 50 th Transpac held in July 2019 that this was going to be an immensely popular race – by September 2018 there were already 50 entries on the roster, which went to over 80 in December, and this peaked at one time to 108 boats by early-Spring 2019, a figure that would have shattered the previous participation record of 80 entries set in 1979. The last record of the race was 80 entries. Two boats actually finished ahead of the two maxZ86s---Ross Pearlman's Jeanneau 52, Between the Sheets, at 10:22 p.m. Saturday night and the 68-year-old yawl, Odyssey, with Cecil Rossi as skipper, 54 minutes ahead of Morning Glory---but they were Aloha A class entries that got a six-day head start on the big boats. Till date, the race has got 82 entries. Although this year’s Transpac Tahiti race had to be postponed until 2022, nearly 42,000 ‘armchair racers’ took part in a virtual version of the 4,500-mile competition, vying to break the 11-day record set by Magnitude 80 in 2008.. Doug Baker and his crew pose for a photo op in 2008, after setting the new 11-day record. LOS ANGELES—Now, this is Transpac. Copyright 2021 YY Online Services Ltd. registered in England no. Comanche's 24 hour run (0800 roll call to roll call) was 484.1 nm, a new Transpac record, a 20.2 knot average speed. The interest upcoming 2225-mile Transpac race 50th biennial edition, which is going to take place in July from and between Los Angeles to Honolulu has created a new record. Tahiti race record would seem ripe for the plucking. The Transpac Honolulu Race Elapsed Time Record Trophy is awarded to the Record Holder for the fastest elapsed time by a monohull yacht in the race. Transpac Race: The Records are Nervous: (July 10, 2017) – The ‘halfway to Hawaii’ milestone is that momentous occasion during the Transpac race when you have gotten through the tough miles, but when looking around, realize how long the second half of the race can be if things go pear-shaped. Since Saturday veteran Transpac sailor and offshore racing analyst Dobbs Davis has provided his race analysis show viewable on the Transpac website. As of November 2nd, 8 months and 10 days in advance of the first start on July 13, 2021, there are 42 confirmed entries in the 51st edition of the Transpacific Yacht Club’s race from Los Angeles to Honolulu, the Transpac. With Jason Seibert's Schock 40 Gamble making it across the finish line this morning after a long passage of almost 11 days, the Transpacific Yacht Club can declare all boats have finished this year's 50th edition to the LA-Honolulu Race. Feature Transpac Race: Record Roasting Ride Published on July 11th, 2017 (July 11, 2017) – The 49th Transpac Race will be remembered as the year of … A diverse fleet of yachts reflects the depth of offshore racing in Southern California, with each owner, charterer, and navigator completing a minimum of 150 nm offshore before entering, as well as a list of safety checks for the boat and crew. Transpac 50 - Half the fleet are in Hawaii, A flood of both fast and slow entries converging together on the finish. Posted November 02, 2020 | Dobbs Davis, Transpac Media. The previous record of 453 nm by Wild Oats XI in 2015. July 12, 2003 For Immediate Release. The 100-foot yacht owned by one-time-Hawaii resident Neville Crichton was helmed by a crew of 16 for the Transpac race. Mostly favorable weather conditions for this race and the staggered start paradigm has created for the 50th edition of the Transpacific Yacht Race what was intended: a flood of both fast and slow entries converging together on the finish in Hawaii. All time Transpacific Yacht Race course record holders: Lurline, H.H. I’ve done 23 Transpac crossings, all between the West Coast and Hawaii. …1953 / 1956 / 1961… Ticonderoga sets a new record in 17 days. Now it’s time for The dream of sailing to the South Seas will have to wait. The new Pyewacket crossed the Diamond Head finish line almost exactly 2 ½ hours later in what was Disney's 15th and final Transpac. The same distance as the ‘Route du Rhum’; with the same combined group of sailing competitors Newsletter editionSailorBoat ownerYacht ClubSupplierMediaFanOther, It’s a much longer race than the Transpac Hawaii, and can be rougher, but it is well worth the adventure. Merlin held this record for 20 years. Participation of Pen Duick 3, who finished sixth in 1970 and first in 1972. My name is Justin Edelman and I am a filmmaker who grew up sailing. Pegasus beat Pyewacket by 63 minutes in the 2001 Transpac, although it was about 15 hours shy of Pyewacket's race record of 7 1/2 days set in '99. Three boats topped the 24-hour distance record in the Transpacific Yacht Race to Hawaii as strong winds swept the length of the course. 42nd TRANSPACIFIC YACHT RACE Transpacific Yacht Club Starts July 1-4-6, 2003 www.transpacificyc.org. In lieu of having the actual start of the fleet in the 2020 Transpac Tahiti Race scheduled for today off Point Fermin in Los Angeles, a virtual race was started instead at 1100 PDT among over 34,000 online players on Virtual Regatta. Mariner, L.A. Norris, 1923, 11:14:46 After having attracted a near-record turnout for the 2020 edition of the Transpacific YC's Transpac Tahiti Race, organizers had to finally succomb to pandemic restrictions and postpone this year's race to the future. This greeting repeated in unison by the crowd of over 600 attendees is how Transpacific Yacht Club Commodore Tom Hogan commenced the Awards Ceremony to the 50th edition of the LA - Honolulu Transpacific Yacht Race on Friday night. There are 47 boats entered in the 2009 race. Comanche's 24 hour run (0800 roll call to roll call) was 484.1 nm, a new Transpac record, a 20.2 knot average speed. Alfa Romeo, the Australian-built super maxi owned and skippered by Kiwi yachtsman, Neville Crichton, has smashed the race record in the TransPac race by more than a day, arriving in Hawaii in the fastest time in the 103 year history of the event, further confirming Alfa Romeo as the yacht to beat in the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart race in December. The three trimarans crossed the finish line of the 50th edition of the Transpacific Yacht Race (Transpac) off Diamond Head, Honolulu, Hawaii on Thursday. Sinclair , 1906, 12:09:59. Last wave see rough conditions in Transpac 50, Final finishers get rough seas and big breezes on approach. Steady northeast trade winds of 14 to 18 knots have boosted the fleet of 54 boats in the 42nd Transpacific Yacht Alfa Romeo II (rechristened Black Jack IV) is a maxi yacht designed in 2005 by Reichel/Pugh for yachtsman Neville Crichton. First accros was The American MOD 70 Argo, who crossed first the finish line, at 20.50 32” on 17 July local time (on 18 July at 6.50 32” UTC and 8.50 32” Italian time), finishing with an elapsed time of 4 days, 11 hours, 20 … First-to-finish in the 2009 Transpacific Yacht Race ("the Transpac"), she also set a new elapsed-time Transpac race record for monohulls. Jim Clark’s Comanche, which holds the current monohull 24 hour speed record of 618.01 miles, wants the Transpac record, which means getting to … The German boat's time for the 2,225 nautical miles was 6 days 16 hours 4 minutes 11 seconds, lopping almost a day off the record of 7:11:41:27 set by Disney's previous Pyewacket in 1999. The Transpac is one of only six races listed as Ocean Classics in the book, "Top Yacht Races of the World." Finishers start pouring in at Transpac 50, A large wave of finishers has started to cross the finish line. The 50th edition of the West Coast’s most famous offshore yacht race has garnered 77 entries, putting it just three away from its all-time record. One week after the first wave of starters and four days after the last wave, the bulk of the 55 entries in this year's 49th edition of the Transpac are at about their halfway points to the finish at Diamond Head in Honolulu. Awarded to the Record Holder … With the conditions on the race course remaining perfect, the first of a large wave of finishers has started to cross the finish line at Diamond Head in the 50th edition of the 2225-mile LA-Honolulu Transpacific Yacht Race. I never imagined I would get the opportunity to combine these two passions when I went to school for film. 7895890, Over 40 entries registered for 2021 Transpac, 51st edition of this classic race from Los Angeles to Honolulu. Rage and Beau Geste did a match race to Tahiti, The revival of the Tahiti Race: Transpac Tahiti 2020. Hasso Plattner's Morning Glory, sliding smoothly through a moonlit sea, finished the Centennial Transpacific Yacht Race in moderate winds just after 2 in the morning local time Sunday to smash the record held by his nearest rival, Roy Disney'. In 1977 Bill designed and built a narrow and extremely light 68-foot boat named Merlin . For an average speed of 13 knots over the 3571-mile course, could Magnitude 80’s mark be an ocean race record that could be broken? Four boats started from San Francisco Bay, led by the redoubtable L.A. Norris, whose 107-foot schooner, Mariner, made Papeete in 20 days. Still eight months out, the 2019 Transpac is already primed to be one of the biggest and best ever. The record number of entries was 80 in 1979, the fewest two in 1932, during the Great Depression. Alfa Romeo II is a "Reichel/Pugh 100" design measuring 30.48 m (100.0 ft) overall. With a finish time of 19:34:25 HST today, Manouch Moshayedi's Bakewell-White 100 RIO100 has become the fastest monohull without powered performance systems to finish the 50th edition of the biennial 2225-mile LA-Honolulu Transpacific Yacht Race. Transpac Race in Boat News Races & Regatta HL Enloe and the crew of the ORMA 60 trimaran Mighty Merloe, became the first to finish in the 2017 Transpac Race, and new holders of the multihull Transpac Race record elapsed time. Each time a course elapsed time record is set, the new record holder turns the analog clock back to show the current record using dials to adjust the days, hours, minutes and seconds of the newly established record. The previous record of 453 nm by Wild Oats XI in 2015. The Transpacific Yacht Club staged its first race to Tahiti in 1925. Drone video by Dylan DiMarchi. Virtual start of the Transpac Tahiti Race. For this and more information – position reports, photos, videos and stories new and old, visit the event website at https://2017.transpacyc.com. The Transpac can be a trying race for sailors of all ranks and ages, with wind reports often ranging from 15-50 knots. as for the ‘Sydney-Hobart’! Or migrating towards Auckland Kathmandu breaks the record in 14 days, 21 h. Doug Baker set up the new record on Magnitude80 The milestone 40th entry was made by San Francisco Bay area-based Dave MacEwen with his Roger 46 Lucky Duck. The previous Transpac course record was 6 days, 16 hours, 4 minutes and 11 seconds, set in 2005 by Hasso Plattner’s Morning Glory. The final tally of boats completing the course successfully is 81. Aloha spirit at final awards of Transpac 50, Lots of leis and trophies distributed in Honolulu. By sunset on Monday, only a handful of yachts were still at sea heading towards the finish in the 50th edition of the LA-Honolulu Transpacific Yacht Race, organized by the Transpacific YC. in 11 days, 10h 13m. L’Hydroptère DCNS has postponed its attempt on the Transpacific record attempt between Los Angeles and Honolulu until next season. Fastest monohull without powered performance systems. Morning Glory Smashes Transpac Record. Comanche’s Transpac record follows its new monohull trans-Atlantic record, which was set last summer, also with Honey as navigator.. This 2225-mile biennial race is an ocean racing classic, first sailed in 1906 as an idea inspired a decade earlier by Hawaiian King … A diverse fleet of yachts reflects the depth of offshore racing in Southern California, with each owner, charterer, and navigator completing a minimum of 150 nm offshore before entering, as well as a list of safety checks for the boat and crew. As of today, 8 months and 9 days in advance of the first start on July 13, 2021, there are 42 confirmed entries in the 51st edition of the Transpacific Yacht Club's race from Los Angeles to Honolulu, the Transpac. This race started 40 years ago and was first sailed in the year 1906. Justin Edelman is a filmmaker who grew up sailing. Bill and his crew of seven raced his 68-foot creation in the Transpac, riding down the faces of waves … But the result set the stage for an epic 2,225-mile match race starting July 6 from the Palos Verdes Peninsula south of Los Angeles. WIND AT LAST — DOOR OPENS A CRACK FOR A TRANSPAC RECORD. Previously, it was set at 431 nm by Alfa Romeo II in 2009 when they set the monohull course record which still stands (for now). Although it wasn't a particularly windy Transpac, the maxZ86s proved their slippery power. Event Media. Sign up for our mailing list to follow the progress of the project. Four boats started from San Francisco Bay, led by the redoubtable L.A. Norris, whose 107-foot schooner, Mariner, made Papeete in 20 days. Photo credit : Sharon Green / Ultimate sailing & Rolex / Kurt Arrigo, Transpacific Yacht Race – Los Angeles to Tahiti, Copyright 2018 - Archipelagoes SARL - Tous droits réservés, Shipping service from Los Angeles to Tahiti. Sail World - The world's largest sailing news network; sail and sailing, cruising, boating news The Bay Area's Dorade, a narrow-beamed wooden boat built in 1929, repeated history this week, winning the TransPacific Race from Long Beach to Hawaii this week for the second time in the past century.Winning on corrected time of 132 hours, 20 minutes, and 55 seconds, the yacht Dorade beat her closest competitor, Roy Disney's Pyewacket, by just over two and a half hours. Comanche’s 2017 race record in the LA-Honolulu Transpac was set for an average speed of 20.2 knots, so a Tahiti race record would seem ripe for the plucking. Ultimately their 2012 campaign, which has been driven at a steady pace throughout the year, hasn’t offered up a favourable weather window to set sail for Hawaii. Hasso Plattner's Morning Glory, sliding smoothly through a moonlit sea, finished the Centennial Transpacific Yacht Race in moderate winds just after 2 in the morning local time Sunday to smash the record held by his nearest rival, Roy Disney'. It’s a real challenge, which is open to anyone and everyone interested in writing a new chapter in the history of ocean racing. Littleton Late Winter Series for Monohull dinghies with PY between 1002 and 1330, RORC Caribbean 600 for IRC yachts with TCC of 1.004 and above plus Class40 & Multihulls, Australian National Championship for RS Aero, Details on writing and sending reports to us can be found here. "Aaaalloooh-haaah!" 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