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Jibing all night

Date: Wednesday, July 17th Lat: 26 45 North Lon: 146 08 West Course over ground: 256 degrees magnetic Speed over ground: 15 knots All night we jibed on every shift. This was a pitch-dark night as the moon set early. We executed each jibe like clockworks. Wind ranged from 18 to 26 knots. Jibing Pegasus…

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Melges 24 Hawaii 2002

Philippe Kahn, Pegasus Racing, Sailing Melges 24 Honolulu, Hawaii, 2002 Philippe Kahn and Pegasus Racing sailing a Melges 24 with Mo Hart, Zan Drejes, Shark, Brian lee, Doogie out of Waikiki in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Can the Magic continue?

Date:Tuesday, July 16th Lat: 28 02 North Lon: 140 58 West Course over ground: 226 degrees magnetic Speed over ground: 14 knots   We think not. However, we still feel like we are defying gravity: We again have covered more miles and gained distance on both Mari-Cha and Zephyrus, for the third consecutive day. We…

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Melges 24 Gold Cup 2002

Philippe Kahn, Mark Reynolds and Pegasus Racing at the San Francisco Melges 24 2002 Gold Cup. Great sailing, great sailboat racing!    

Pegasus 77 shows great numbers

Date: Monday, July 15th Lat: 29 05 North Lon: 135 13 West Course over ground: 232 degrees magnetic Speed over ground: 17 knots   The plan to accomplish the impossible, for David to beat Goliath in other words, for Pegasus 77 to beat Zephyrus and Mari-Cha boat for boat seems now remotely possible. That is…

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A Satisfying Roll Call

Date: Sunday, July 14th Lat: 31 09 North Lon: 129 07 West Course over ground: 214 degrees magnetic Speed over ground: 17 knots   Racing sailboats that are as different in size and potential as Pegasus 77 from the huge Zephyrus or the behemoth Mari-Cha is like is radically different than racing fundamentally similar boats.…

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Pegasus 77 is Fabulous!

Date: Sunday, July 14th Lat: 31 59 North Lon: 128 05 West Course over ground: 203 degrees magnetic Speed over ground: 16 knots We loved Pegasus when we won Transpac 2001. Since the finish of Transpac 2001 we put Pegasus in her Transpac 2003 mode. That meant taking out 7000 pounds of lead out of…

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Morning Roll Call

Date: Saturday, July 13th Lat: 35 47 North Lon: 125 17 West Course over ground: 18 degrees magnetic Speed over ground: 19 knots As day broke we all waited for the 9 am PST roll call. We had lost track of our competitors and had found good wind. Fundamentally their size should make them average…

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A Thrilling Start!

We started in 20 knots. Pegasus had the better start but with our water length disadvantage, by the time we got out of the Golden Gate, both Mari-Cha and Zephyrus were significantly ahead. When we crossed the Gate, we expected a right hand shift and we stayed right. Both Mari-Cha and Zephyrus tacked and went…

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Night before the start!

The night before the start there is great appreciation for a nice quality meal. Shark was in rare form. He just decided to drink coke out of a wine glass and have it show in the team picture above and get his Dad in trouble… Not he’s only 12 and is turning to be both…

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