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Class: Division 1 Make and Type: Reichel-Pugh 75 Sail number: 50008 Rig: Sloop LOA (ft.): 77 Draft (ft): 12.5 Beam (ft): 15 Hull color: White / Blue Yacht Club: Waikiki Yacht Club Hailing port: Honolulu, HI, Waikiki Yacht Club Designer: Reichel Pugh Builder: McConaghy Where built: Sydney, Australia Year launched: 2001 Racing Class or Division:…

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Epilogue

Team Pegasus won long hard battle on the great Pacific Ocean. There are a few remarks that I thought pertinent as I am sitting here in Honolulu looking at beautiful Diamond Head. Race tactics and strategy: On Pegasus 77, we were determined to match race Pyewacket for 2250 nautical Miles. Our understanding is that Pyewacket…

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Now it’s a Numbers Game

HONOLULU – The Barn Door is settled. Now comes the scramble for handicap honors. With Philippe Kahn’s Pegasus tucked safely in its slip at Ala Wai Yacht Harbor with honors secured for fastest elapsed time in the 41st Transpacific Yacht Race, several smaller boats were due to finish before the Hawaiian sun sets Tuesday. This is when a calculator becomes more important than a GPS.

Pegasus Wins Barn Door, One Hour Ahead of Pyewacket

HONOLULU – Philippe Kahn, a, French-born software developer from Santa Cruz, Calif., Monday won it on his second try when he sailed his 75-foot ultralight sloop Pegasus past the finish line off Diamond Head after 8 days 2 hours 34 minutes 3 seconds. Pegasus was an hour and three minutes ahead of Disney’s Pyewacket to climax an epochal three-way battle across 2,225 nautical miles from Los Angeles that also included Bob McNulty’s boat Chance.

Pegasus Flying Towards the Barn

HONOLULU – Pegasus increased its lead on Pyewacket over Sunday night and was 16 miles ahead with 92 miles to go at Monday morning’s roll call in the 41st Transpacific Yacht Race.

Light and Hot

For the last 5 hours its been light and hot. Real light. And that is nerve racking because we’re all thinking: “If the Pyewacket guys have 5 knots more wind than we do, we could see our lead evaporate”. There is not much that we can do but to rest the team, sail fast and…

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The morning after the squalls

Date 07/08/01 Lat 24 21 North Lon 152 03 West Course over ground: 220 Degrees Speed over ground: 12.5 knots Wind speed: 18 knots Wind direction: 079 degrees Team Pegasus battled squalls all night, making endless spinnaker, jib-top, stay sail changes. After seven days of hard racing this was a heroic effort. When we lost…

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No One Asleep on the Deep on Final Night

HONOLULU – There was little change in their relative positions through the day Sunday as Pegasus, Pyewacket and Chance answered evening roll call and sailed into their final sleepless night of the 41st Transpacific Yacht Race to Hawaii.

Three-Way Sprint to a Possible Sweep

Break out the brooms. The tactical pas de trois among Pegasus, Pyewacket and Chance in the 41st Transpacific Yacht Race has taken off into a headlong sprint to the finish and a possible rare sweep for the winner.