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Monday July 7th, 09:00 PST

Roll call is every morning at 08:00 PST. Every racing yacht reports, and every crew member is waiting to know what happened through the night. That’s because during the night, anything can happen. This morning at roll call, Pyewacket is ahead of us in distance to Hawaii. We are 25 Nautical Miles South of them…

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When everything bounces, so do stomachs

Date: Monday, July 7th Time: 05:05 PST Boat Speed: 16knots Course: 220 degrees Wind Speed: 24 knots It’s fast and crisp sailing, although wet and cold. The wind is down 5 knots. Our first quarter moon has set and the sun is about to rise. When it bounces hard like this right into an offshore race, lots of lunches…

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Wet, windy, cold and a bit wild

Date: Monday, July 7th Time: 00:05 PST Boat Speed: 14.1 knots Course: 220 degrees Wind Speed: 29 knots The transition to the strong offshore winds came abruptly. Both boats are now on starboard tack and we’re going into the wind in a big seaway. We are carrying two reefs and waves are breaking over the boat. It’s cold, wet…

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PYEWACKET LEADS PEGASUS 77; TWO BOATS DROP OUT

LOS ANGELES— Roy E. Disney’s Pyewacket led Philippe Kahn’s Pegasus 77 past
the West End of Santa Catalina Island and into open ocean as the great match
race of the 42nd Transpacific Yacht Race to Hawaii unfolded Sunday.

Sunday, July 6th: The Start!

We started in a Catalina eddy. That means that a local low pressure is stationed around the Santa Catalina Island and that the winds turn counter-clockwise in the LA basin. So the start was in a Southerly wind that would gradually shift right. We started in 4 knots of wind. We started to leeward of…

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Sunday, July 6th

Crusty (Mark Christensen) has done a great job during the last 6 months managing the Transpac efforts, among other projects. We must remember that the logistics in successfully campaigning a state-of-the-art 77 feet offshore racer are extremely complex. But then we can’t lose sight of racing. With Pegasus Racing, we race all the time. We…

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Sunday, July 6th

Crusty (Mark Christensen) has done a great job during the last 6 months managing the Transpac efforts, among other projects. We must remember that the logistics in successfully campaigning a state-of-the-art 77 feet offshore racer are extremely complex. But then we can’t lose sight of racing. With Pegasus Racing, we race all the time. We…

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Saturday, July 5th

Today is big crunch time for working on our weather tactics. Here is a summary of what we know and our competitor probably knows too. There is a possibility that a tropical disturbance may be headed our way from Mexico, two days into the race. That’s what the forecasts say. It could be a hurricane,…

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PEGASUS 77 AND PYEWACKET MATCH UP ON SUNDAY

LOS ANGELES—Get ready for match racing, Transpac style. Philippe Kahn’s
defending Barn Door winner, Pegasus 77, and Roy E. Disney’s record holder,
Pyewacket, will be the only boats starting in Division 1 of the 42nd
Transpacific Yacht Race to Hawaii Sunday, truly in a class by themselves.

Friday July 4th

Happy 4th of July. For the team at Pegasus Racing, its a lot of focus and work on Friday, July 4th. That’s because we decided to get it all done and give the whole team Saturday the 5th off. Time to relax and get psyched up for the big event. Just like a big exam,…

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