Transpac: The 50th edition begins:
Los Angeles, CA (July 10, 2019) – On a classic So Cal summer day with the sun burning through the morning haze and a building seabreeze, the first of three waves of starters set off for Hawaii today in the 50th edition of the LA-Honolulu Transpac.
With the line-up including 33 monohulls and 2 multihulls, rRace organizers started the multihulls first, followed 30 minutes later by the large group of monohulls, who ranged in size from 33 to 67 feet in length.
The 67-footer is one of Transpac’s classic entries, the 1939 S&S yawl Chubasco, campaigned this race by a syndicate from Long Beach YC led by Tom Akin, Doug Baker, John Carpenter, and Will Durant, who signed on an al…
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History turns a page at 12 Metre Worlds:
Newport, RI (July 10, 2019) – The competitors at the 12 Metre World Championship took to the waters of Rhode Island Sound for their second day of racing in a five-day, nine race series that has the eyes of the sailing world trained upon it.
A postponement on the water pushed a scheduled 11 am start back to 1:15 pm, but it was worth the wait when a barely-there breeze picked up to 8-12 knots. Each of five divisions sailed two races to add to their two-race score line from yesterday, and new leaders emerged in three divisions.
In Vintage Division, Nyala (US-12), the second of two Italian teams fielded by Luna Rossa Syndicate head Patrizio Bertelli (the other is Kookaburra II (…
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