Honolulu, HI (July 19, 2015) – The 105-foot VPLP-designed trimaran Lending Club 2 has smashed the 2215 nm Los Angeles to Honolulu outright record. Co-skippers Renaud Laplanche and Ryan Breymaier have posted a time of 03:18:00:09, improving on the existing record by over one day (subject to ratification by the World Sailing Speed Record Council).
Lending Club 2 had been entered in the biennial Transpac Race 2015 in hopes of setting a new race record and outright record, but when the forecast was deteriorating for their July 18 start, the team left on July 15 to take advantage of the superior weather window and go for the outright record alone.
Their arrival today over t…
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