Philippe Kahn, Pegasus-MotionX, Transpac 2011

Transpac 2011

Sailing Team: Philippe Kahn Mark “Crusty” Christensen Bruce Mahoney Curtis Florence Darren Jones David Giles Hayden Goodrick Jeff Madrigali Mark Golsh Seth Larkin Zan Drejes Boat Project Management: Zan Drejes, Bruce Mahoney, David Giles Onshore Pegasus Racing team: Zan Drejes, David Gilles, Bruce Mahoney, Mark Golsh, Jana Madrigali, Seth Larkin, Cameron MacDonald, Rich McCarthy, Jade…

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‎0600 PDT

Position is: 23 20 N, 153 24 W TWD 072 @ 15, Swell 2 m from NW, Sky 80 clear, 1019mb 275 Nautical Miles to Honolulu

Transpac 2011

 Philippe Kahn, Pegasus Racing, Sailing the Transpac 2011

Squall Busting

Squalls everywhere: A challenge yet an opportunity. We have lots of miles to make out.

The Moon-Bow. If you haven’t seen one, go look for one!

This I can’t take a picture of. But it’s cool and rare. There is an essentially full moon that makes the whole Ocean glitter. Moving across our track, diagonally, with more or less the speed of the wind are squall clouds. And then… the rarest thing had us all in awe. Our rookie, Seth-the-Santa-Cruz-Surfer spots…

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Sailing the Trades

Nice waves, warmer, refreshing breeze, it’s starting to feel like Paradise.

Looking for more wind

Looking for more wind: everything seems a bit warmer and less windy. Squalls are already forming in the early afternoon.

The Hawaiian Koa‘e

The Tropicbird, Hawaiian Koa‘e, just greeted us, 1000 miles off any land. This very elegant bird likes to come and hunt flying fish while staying in the air for weeks at a time. They’ll also dive for prey if they spot any. The genetic lineage of the Tropicbird is a bit of a mystery. A…

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Position Update: July 12, 6:00pm

Philippe uses MotionX-GPS HD on the iPad and is sharing with you the following track: Name: Transpacific 2011-4 Start Date: July 8, 2011 1:33 pm Map: View on Map Total Distance: 1,195 nautical miles Elapsed Time: 100:28:39 Avg Speed: 11.9 kts Max Speed: 20.5 kts Avg Pace: 05’03” per nm Min Altitude: 0 ft Max…

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Where we are in the Transpac Race:

We’re sailing to a tough handicap with a beautiful Santa Cruz 70 vintage design variation. So we need to be smart navigators. We are navigators. That’s what we do on the water, but that is very much our profession at Motionx-Fullpower. At MotionX we are leaders for In-Car navigation, Pedestrian navigation, Runner navigation and much…

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The Key Tool

When we navigate we all have our preferences. After 13 Trans-Pacific races, 3 double-handed ones and records/victories in all the classics the tool that I would not go without for this race is a super accurate barometer. We at MotionX can’t wait for the first CE devices to have pressure sensors. There is so much…

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