For the Record: Los Angeles to Honolulu
Published on May 12th, 2017
Pulling out in the fog from the Long Beach dock in California on May 12 was Lloyd Thornburg and his crew aboard the MOD70 Phaedo^3 headed towards the official start point of the Transpacific Record from Los Angeles to Honolulu, Hawaii.
After waiting for several hours for the wind to fill in at Port Fermin, the boat took off at 21:40:15 (UTC) towards its final destination of Diamond Head in Hawaii.
The previous record was set by 105-foot VPLP-designed trimaran Lending Club 2 back in July 2015 with a time of 03:18:00:09.
On board for the record attempt is: Lloyd Thornburg, Brian Thompson, Justin Slattery, David Swete, Peter Cumming, Fletcher Kennedy and Henry Bomby.