Transpac: Wet reaching in the forecast
Published on July 11th, 2019
Los Angeles, CA (July 11, 2019) – The first of three waves of starters for the 50th Transpac Race survived their first night as the 35 teams select their course for the 2225nm distance to Honolulu, HI. Cecil and Alyson Rossi’s Farr 57 Ho’okolohe leads the way as the fleet tight reaches in good winds and lumpy seas. As anticipated, the pack is diving south of rumline to get to the tradewinds.
The next start on July 12 will be for the 27 boats in Divisions 3, 5, and the Santa Cruz 50/52s.
Daily standings from 0800 roll call: click here.
Note: There is a 4-hour delay on the tracker but goes live within the final 200 miles.
Background: First organized by the Transpacific Yacht Club in 1906, the biennial Transpacific Yacht Race or Transpac is an offshore sailing race from Point Fermin in Los Angeles to Diamond Head, just east of Honolulu, a distance of 2225 nm. The 2019 edition has 12 divisions with staggered starts on July 10, 12, and 13.
Boats racing in Divisions 6, 7, 8, 9, the Cal 40s, and the Multihulls in Class 0A will start on July 10. The second start on July 12 will be for the boats in Divisions 3, 5 and the Santa Cruz 50/52s, with the final start on July 13 for the remaining monohull entries in Divisions 1 and 2, along with the Multihull class 0 entries.