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Transpac 2001

Philippe Kahn and Pegasus Racing sailing Pegasus 77 win Transpac 2001. Team includes key sailors from Alinghi, OneWorld, and Team New Zealand. Photos by Sharon Green.

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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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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