2003 Transpac, The race is on between Pegasus and Pyewacket

Transpac 2003

Philippe Kahn and Pegasus Racing sailing towards a win of the Transpac 2003.

PEGASUS 77 WINS TRANSPAC 2003

Competitor: Pyewacket Designer: Reichel-Pugh Sail number: 50008 Rig: Sloop LOA (ft.): 77 Draft (ft): 12.5 Beam (ft): 15 Hull color: White / Blue Yacht Club: Waikiki and St. Francis Yacht Club Builder: McConaghy, Sydney, Australia Year launched: 2001, turbo-charged in May 2003 Skipper: Philippe Kahn Navigator: Mark Rudiger Watch Captain 1: Mark Christensen Watch Captain 2: Morgan Larson Crew: Zan Drejes, Samuel “Shark” Kahn, Sean “Doogie” Couvreux, Jeff Madrigali, Mark Christensen, Morgan…

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Pegasus 77 crosses the finish line and wins the Transpac 2003 race.

42nd TRANSPACIFIC YACHT RACE Transpacific Yacht Club www.transpacificyc.org July 14, 2003 For Immediate Release PEGASUS 77 RIDES A MOON RIVER TO VICTORY HONOLULU—A full moon lighted the way past the Diamond Head finish line for Philippe Kahn’s Pegasus 77 and a second consecutive Barn Door victory in the 42nd Transpacific Yacht Race from Los Angeles…

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Sunday, July 13th: 08:00 HST

253 nm to Honolulu at a bearing of 241 degrees magnetic It’s lighter but we are pushing really hard. We just realized that we had a chance at top three in corrected time. We really never thought that we’d play in the handicap game. So, now we have a new goal: Let’s try to be…

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Sunday, July 13th: 06:00 HST

Lat: 22 North Lon: 153 West Another good report card this morning. In the last 24 hours we gained another 14 Miles. Now Pyewacket is 75 miles behind Pegasus dead astern. We sailed point to point 356 miles compared to 336 to Pyewacket. There is a fierce battle between TP52s about a day behind us: The Kiwi…

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Saturday July 12th, 23:00 HST

Another fabulous night of sailing. The waves are just right. We are being conservative and will let Pyewacket take a more risky road. We expect that we could lose 10 to 20 miles in the last 24 hours as we are protecting our lead. Our lead is such that we can well afford this insurance…

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Saturday, July 12th: Honolulu, Hawaii

During this voyage I sent a lot of Picture-Mails, they are all collected in this log. I had a terrific surprise when I received one from my daughter, Sophie, who is 6 years old. The Sprint PCS picture-phones are amazing and you can now get them for less than $100 and a $15/month subscription that…

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Saturday July 12th, 14:45 HST

Lat: 22 North Lon: 148 West Around the 14:00 HST race organization roll, call Pyewacket’s private jet called the Pyewacket on the SSB. The planes call sign was “Shamrock” and they were overseeing our portion of the race-course having most competitors around lat 22 North and lon 150 West in sight. Pyewacket responded with a lat/lon position…

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