For Bengal II, the 41st Transpacific Yacht Race is just a way of island-hopping home. The Japanese entry sailed all the way across the Pacific to start the race and now is leading the way back along a risky route that has brought it nearer Hawaii than any of the other 24 boats in the four racing divisions
Thanks to a six-day headstart, a new 75-foot sloop with all the comforts of many homes apparently will be the first boat to finish the 41st Transpacific Yacht Race to Hawaii. Housing developer Jim Warmington’s Shanakee II, a David Pedrick design, started June 25 with the Aloha Division and flew past the two-thirds mark Tuesday after reporting a position only 809 nautical miles from Honolulu.
When the sun broke over the western Pacific Monday morning the crews of Pegasus, Chance and Pyewacket looked out on tranquil seas and saw . . . Pegasus, Chance and Pyewacket. The three super sleds were within three miles of one another virtually drifting in winds too light for stretching their legs or even dreaming of setting a record in the 41st Transpacific Yacht Race.
There was barely a breath of air but a rambunctious start punctuated by a protest Sunday as the last 12 boats set sail in the 41st Transpacific Yacht Race.
Some of the newest and fastest monohull sailboats in the world will start the 41st Transpacific Yacht Race to Hawaii Sunday, but for human drama they may not be able to match their smaller colleagues who started Saturday.
The smallest boat in the 41st Transpacific Yacht Race to Hawaii will be Dan Doyle’s 30-foot Two Guys On the Edge, which will start with the Division III and IV fleets Saturday at 1 p.m. off the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
The morning roll call of Transpacific Yacht Race competitors was interrupted Thursday when Stardust reported an unusual incident. Peter and Patricia Anderson’s Wylie 46 from Laguna Beach, Calif. had just hit a whale
At the first windward mark of the day’s second race, Alexandra Geremia’s Crocodile Rock, sharing first place with John Kilroy’s Samba Pa Ti at the time, crashed into Mike Condon’s Endurance to knock the latter boat out of the regatta with two races remaining Sunday.
Philippe Kahn, the California-based technology entrepreneur who in the last two years has come out of the clear blue to become a major force in the sport of yacht racing, gives sailing its own version of Mark Cuban. Like Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association, Kahn has earned vast…
Philippe Kahn and his crew on Pegasus crossed the line first in the Miami Regatta long distance race, the final race of the first part of the Farr 40 One Design Admiral’s Cup Trials.