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Hanging tough after a tough night

Date: Thursday, July 18th Lat: 25 31 North Lon: 151 39 West Course over ground: 226 degrees magnetic Speed over ground: 12 knots In sail boat racing there is a factor that nobody controls: The weather. No matter how good and prepared you are, no matter how much technology you use, you can hardly go…

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Flying Fish

Date: Thursday, July 18th Lat: 26 38 North Lon: 149 37 West Course over ground: 220 degrees magnetic Speed over ground: 15 knots At sunset, we jibed on what could be a 500 lay line to Honolulu. Now its mostly port jibe. Unfortunately, it’s pretty light, with winds between 16 and 19 knots most of…

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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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