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Thursday, July 10th, 15:00 HST

Lat: 23 North Lon: 137 West It’s beautiful sailing here: The trades are back up to 16-18 knots. We’ve got our 4A spinnaker up with a staysail. This is just what the brochure advertised and why California to Honolulu passages are probably some of the best offshore sailing in the world. This is my sixth trans-Pacific crossing…

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OUT OF WIND, OUT OF PATIENCE, BUT THERE’S HOPE AHEAD

LOS ANGELES—The slowest elapsed time ever in 41 previous Transpacific
Yacht Races since 1906 was five minutes shy of 24 days by William Merry’s
Viking Childe, a 42-foot ketch from Long Beach, Calif., in 1939.

Thursday July 10th, 07:00 HST

You’ve found the best place for today’s hot Transpac stories: Pegasus 77 stretched from 8 to 43 Miles in 24 hours and increased bearing by more than 45 degrees! Our early investments in sailing South are paying off. Couple that with sailing the Pegasus at its full potential for 24 hours and the numbers tell…

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Thursday, July 10th: 02:30 HST

Lat: 25 North Lon: 135 West Wind: 14 kts @ 74 Deg Heading: 220 deg Boat Speed: 13 knots We’re sailing in moderate trade winds. The Moon set and it’s pitch dark with the skies mostly overcast. The first part of the night was pure magic: Glittering waters with the reflection of the moon, big skies, bright stars, little trade-wind…

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A FLYING HORSE ON A SLOW TRACK TO HAWAII

Pegasus 77 sailed only 265 miles in the previous 24 hours but that was 31
miles more than Pyewacket, which has endured the added pain of bearing
south away from the rhumb (direct) line in search of stronger breeze.
Pegasus 77 is now headed more directly toward the finish line 1,447 miles
away, eight miles closer than Pyewacket in the 2,225-nautical race.

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Date: Wednesday July 9th Time: 07:00 HST Notice how we are now using HST (Hawaiian Standard Time). We’re pointed almost directly to Honolulu, we’re sailing in light trades, sounds like a good time to skip 3 time-zones. If you remember for the last three days, we had been sailing more distance than the competition investing in what…

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PYEWACKET’S DAY OF RECKONING IN THE WIND GAME

LOS ANGELES—Pegasus 77 sailed farther and faster Tuesday but Pyewacket
stretched its lead in the marquee match race of the 42nd Transpacific Yacht
Race to Hawaii, a situation that has often been an anomaly of the race for
the last half-century.

Sailing in a pitch dark night

Date: Tuesday July 8th Time: 03:45 PST The weather and sea-state have completely changed. It’s now warm, overcast, winds are shifty and lighter and we’ve got the big kite and a stay sail up. We’re entering the running phase of Transpac. It’s unusually early: This is my sixth trans-Pacific crossing and it usually takes one…

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