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Melges 24 US Gold Cup 2002

Melges 24 US Gold Cup 2002 Philippe Kahn, Mark Reynolds and Pegasus Racing at the San Francisco Melges 24 2002 Gold Cup. Great sailing, great sailboat racing!

Pacific Cup 2002 Skipper’s Blog: Our training run for Transpac 2003

Competitors: Zephyrus 86, Mari-Cha 147 Designer: Reichel-Pugh 77 Sail number: 50008 Rig: Sloop LOA (ft.): 77 Draft (ft): 12.5 Beam (ft): 15 Hull color: White / Blue Yacht Club: Waikiki Yacht Club Designer: Reichel Pugh Builder: McConaghy, Sydney, Australia Year launched: 2001 Skipper: Philippe Kahn Navigator: Ed Adams Watch Captain 1: Jeff Madrigali Watch Captain…

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The moon, the stars and the squalls

Date: Friday, July 19th Lat: 22 50 North Lon: 155 49 West Course over ground: 232 degrees magnetic Speed over ground: 13 knots Last night was pretty much postcard perfect with the moon coming in and out of squall clouds, the big sky and the big start, 20-knot winds and nice waves. We were on…

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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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