Philippe Kahn, Pegasus Racing, Transpac 2005

July 25th, 2005 – Record setting finish!

We finish just before Midnight Hawaii time. Recorded Finish Time: July 25th, 23:14:13 HST With our brand new Transpac 52 we bettered the record set in 1979 by Merlin, a 70 ft sled! We finished 3 hours and 15 minutes ahead of the next Transpac 52! That was an extraordinary performance with a boat that…

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July 17th, 2005

We had a great start and we’re on our way to Honolulu. This is my 7th crossing and I’ve decided to go “unplugged” this year in order to focus on sailing and thinking. Sailing a smaller boat is a bigger challenge in that there are less of us and we all take a bigger role.…

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July 16th, 2005

This is my 7th Trans-Pacific race. Everyone is a different experience. This time we decided to build a small ultra light and fast boat and sail with a small team. We’ve won the Barn Door twice before and it is fun to try something new. Smaller boats are generally more fun. In a big boat…

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July 12th, 2005

Taking the Pegasus 52 for a sail in 25 knots of wind down the  California coast….

July 11th, 2005 Getting ready and Launching

We finished buffing Pegasus 52 and launched her in the water. We are now in Long Beach. The team is now making last minute adjustments so that we are completely ready to race.

July 02, 2005

Pegasus 52 is being built “just-in-time”. We will sail for the first time on June 22nd. It’s an aggressive tight schedule. She’s beautiful and the latest Farr design. Here she is leaving Goetz Boat Builders in Newport, RI, heading cross-country to California. Pegasus 52 Sail number: 85858 Rig: Sloop LOA (ft.): 52 Draft (ft): 10.5…

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