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Are you sure you want to call it a Transpac record?

That race has already started, they bailed cause they didn't like the playing field.

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Isn't the current record held by a cat that didn't do the official race?

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There are two records for the distance. Within the race (5 days 9 hours) and outright (4 days 19 hours). If you can pick the time it's obviously faster.

 

They wanted the record within the race, estimating a time of 4+ days. But weather looks bad, so bad that they wont be fast enough to beat the old 5+ days record.

Now the have dropped out of the race while the weather looks still good enough to beat the outright record.

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Not sure they're taking the fastest route..

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Not sure they're taking the fastest route..

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who wants to bet the squirels turn around tommorrow if they haven't done 400miles by noon.

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she was showing up on the AIS earlier doing 20kn in 14kn of breeze - checkout the MarineTraffic app

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who wants to bet the squirels turn around tommorrow if they haven't done 400miles by noon.

Breaking away doing 20+

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Psyc, do you have a problem with Lending club and this record chase?

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Gybe at 2:21 UTC and then back at 2:25 UTC. Interesting. Wonder why.

 

27+kts

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There are two records for the distance.

Right. But only one is a Transpac record..... everyone knows the Transpac is a race. They are doing a transpacific course from LA to Hawaii. It would be like hand picking a weather run from Sydney to Hobart and then saying I have the Sydney to Hobart record. When people hear that they would think you set the race record when you haven't.

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It is not that hard.

 

WOXI holds the Sydney to Hobart RACE record

 

And Sean Langman with Team Australia hold the Passage Record from Sydney to Hobart.

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Pickeforkers can't help themselves, they pitchpole from race course to race course breaking mono race records during weather of their choosing....no doubt to ensure conditions are not too bad otherwise they have to break out their under hull hatches and underwater viewing bubbles. It is not as though there is a shortage of multi events...or aren't they capable of learning French? The bastards are clearly chasing world domination. For gods sake the Donald Crowhurst Admiration Society are trying to get the WSSRC to recognise his virtual round the world as a record!! Enough is enough!!

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It is their toy, it's up to them how they want to play with it!

 

I say good luck to them. I hope they have a blast and post a fast time.

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No I do not have a problem with them sailing to Hawaii and having the fastest passage in the record books.

 

Yes, I have a problem with all the fringe boats sailing on or around the "Transpac".

 

These boats are all really cool and great advancements. Records are fun for the multimillionaires and companies that spend the money but its not sailboat racing.

 

None of the boats with the soft records or unofficial records or fastest passage records should be mentioned with the word TRANSPAC.

 

The Transpac yacht race is a sailboat race that starts at point fermin at 1pm on the day the race committee designates for your class. Boats with moving ballast, power winches and other mechanical aids are NOT eligible to race against The cal 40's and hobie 33's that are eligible for the race.

 

If the fringe boats want to break records then do it without pulling down every race in the world. Start whenever you want. Go anywhere you want. Just don't demand to be let into "races" to break records of old Volkswagen's with your new Ferrari.

 

Win, Lose or drop out these guys are demanding all the press of the transpac. The guys that win Class 5 will get nothing but a pickle dish and be forgotten. They have too work pretty hard to win any class and if they get squat because some 100 foot boat dropped out with a fake "mechanical" because the record could not be set, they wont come back next year.

 

Every race team in Southern California on every Cal 40 and SC50 and J120 should WANT to race the transpac for the adventure. If they have to spend 20K to go and have no chance of glory because there will always be a 140 footer kicking the crap out of them The Race Will Die.

 

The Transpac Race should have 70 anything's racing I don't care if they are J44's or SC50's but it should be limited to sailboats without mechanical aids. Multihulls are great too just start them a week after the monohulls in the multihull transpac.

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News from Lending Club 2 on Thursday morning.

Good Morning!

Since our start at 15:44 yesterday afternoon, we have managed to cover 300 miles. it's now 7;15 am, so some quick math shows that we are .1kt faster than Geronimo's record pace!!

This is awesome news, since we've have had extremely variable wind, shifting through 30 degrees at the drop of a hat, and ranging from 9-24 knots. The periods from 9-11 knots have been no fun, that's for sure.

As we manage to get down the route, the breeze is steadying out, which will bring the average up.

We think we might hold the record for clearing Catalina; we took 1hr 24 minutes with one tack under the island and another to Stbd as we cleared.

We are all very happy onboard. Just waiting for the clouds to go
away and the wind to go aft for our 'real' Transpac experience!

Looking forward to our Gladstones Lobster Mac and Cheese for lunch today, it s a real treat especially compared to the rest of the freeze dried meals we've got to look forward to!

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No I do not have a problem with them sailing to Hawaii and having the fastest passage in the record books.

 

Yes, I have a problem with all the fringe boats sailing on or around the "Transpac".

 

These boats are all really cool and great advancements. Records are fun for the multimillionaires and companies that spend the money but its not sailboat racing.

 

None of the boats with the soft records or unofficial records or fastest passage records should be mentioned with the word TRANSPAC.

 

The Transpac yacht race is a sailboat race that starts at point fermin at 1pm on the day the race committee designates for your class. Boats with moving ballast, power winches and other mechanical aids are NOT eligible to race against The cal 40's and hobie 33's that are eligible for the race.

 

If the fringe boats want to break records then do it without pulling down every race in the world. Start whenever you want. Go anywhere you want. Just don't demand to be let into "races" to break records of old Volkswagen's with your new Ferrari.

 

Win, Lose or drop out these guys are demanding all the press of the transpac. The guys that win Class 5 will get nothing but a pickle dish and be forgotten. They have too work pretty hard to win any class and if they get squat because some 100 foot boat dropped out with a fake "mechanical" because the record could not be set, they wont come back next year.

 

Every race team in Southern California on every Cal 40 and SC50 and J120 should WANT to race the transpac for the adventure. If they have to spend 20K to go and have no chance of glory because there will always be a 140 footer kicking the crap out of them The Race Will Die.

 

The Transpac Race should have 70 anything's racing I don't care if they are J44's or SC50's but it should be limited to sailboats without mechanical aids. Multihulls are great too just start them a week after the monohulls in the multihull transpac.

Talk about rose colored glasses.

 

The TransPac has always had new top level boats sailing in it and the guy in the Cal 40 was never going to get any glory for his class win. If you're out there racing for "glory" you're sure as shit doing it for the wrong reason.

 

Any race "will die" if the people managing it want to believe that sailboat development stopped in 1987.

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Every race team in Southern California on every Cal 40 and SC50 and J120 should WANT to race the transpac for the adventure. If they have to spend 20K to go and have no chance of glory because there will always be a 140 footer kicking the crap out of them The Race Will Die.

 

 

 

A) This race has been about the big boats for awhile now and is not showing any signs dying.

 

B ) All those boats you mentioned, they do Pacific Cup "for the adventure". Actually there are 9 SC 50/52's doing Transpac, so you lost me on that one. In fact, has there ever been a larger SC50/52 division to Hawaii?

 

Seems to me the participants of both races are quite happy, that is why they keep coming back. Not seeing the problem.

 

I raced my J/120 to Hawaii last year in Pacific Cup. It was a blast. I will never do Transpac. Transpac is not for me nor my boat. It is for other people and other boats and that is just fine. I'll be back to Pacific Cup on a smaller boat though.

 

Participation at both Hawaii races has been holding steady. I don't think anyone wants them to grow significantly. All of the logistics on both ends would become a nightmare if participation increased significantly. Pac Cup has a 70 boat limit for that reason. Is there really a problem here that needs fixing?

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'real' Transpac experience!

Ahem..... their division in the 'real' Transpac hasn't started yet.

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They're picking up the pace now, showing 31.7 knots on YB at the moment.

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Not an expert on TransPac Trans-Pacific records setting, but shouldn't they be heading a lot farther south? Any weather gods here?

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Looks like they'll end up at about 540 nm for the first 24 hours. That works out to about 4 days 6 hours - the current record is 4 days 19 hours. This will be fun to watch. I hope they don't hit any debris.

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Looks like they'll end up at about 540 nm for the first 24 hours. That works out to about 4 days 6 hours - the current record is 4 days 19 hours. This will be fun to watch. I hope they don't hit any debris.

That works out to 22.5 knot average. They are currently doing 33, so things are looking good at the moment.

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Looks like they'll end up at about 540 nm for the first 24 hours. That works out to about 4 days 6 hours - the current record is 4 days 19 hours. This will be fun to watch. I hope they don't hit any debris.

That works out to 22.5 knot average. They are currently doing 33, so things are looking good at the moment.

 

When this boat was named Groupama 3 it logged 794 nm in 24 hours. It is one of the three or four fastest sailboats on the planet. If the wind holds, and they don't hit anything, they could demolish the record. I hope they do!

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Every race team in Southern California on every Cal 40 and SC50 and J120 should WANT to race the transpac for the adventure. If they have to spend 20K to go and have no chance of glory because there will always be a 140 footer kicking the crap out of them The Race Will Die.

 

 

 

A) This race has been about the big boats for awhile now and is not showing any signs dying.

 

B ) All those boats you mentioned, they do Pacific Cup "for the adventure". Actually there are 9 SC 50/52's doing Transpac, so you lost me on that one. In fact, has there ever been a larger SC50/52 division to Hawaii?

 

Seems to me the participants of both races are quite happy, that is why they keep coming back. Not seeing the problem.

 

I raced my J/120 to Hawaii last year in Pacific Cup. It was a blast. I will never do Transpac. Transpac is not for me nor my boat. It is for other people and other boats and that is just fine. I'll be back to Pacific Cup on a smaller boat though.

 

Participation at both Hawaii races has been holding steady. I don't think anyone wants them to grow significantly. All of the logistics on both ends would become a nightmare if participation increased significantly. Pac Cup has a 70 boat limit for that reason. Is there really a problem here that needs fixing?

 

No all is well. Sailing and sailboat racing is increasing every year and the industry is strong.

These boats are really cool.

They are the best boats in the world and fun to have around.

Do they belong in the Transpac racing against a Hobie 33 and a J44?

Records are a fun part of the sport.

Why don’t we start "The Anarchy Kali-Haw" record race.

You can start anywhere within 200 yards of the coast of California and finish within 100 yrds of the Diamond head buoy when it bears 60deg.

You must start between 12:01 am July 1 and 11:59 pm July 31. If you return within 96 hours of your attempt you can make up to 2 more attempts that month.

 

THAT race will be the official "record " to Hawaii.

 

As soon as a 120 footer holds that record at 3 days 23 hours someone will build a 140 footer and say starting at San Nicholas Island is still within 200 yrds of the California coast and want to finish at the Kaneohe Bay sand bar. Or if the weather looks bad on July 29th they will want to start August 3rd and still have it in the record books as the “soft”” unofficial” not recognized record. Or the August record, Or we make a record for every month.

Oh, I hold the record for a catamaran between 67 and 76 feet that raced in July, and started between 2pm and 6pm on a weekday during a full moon.

No matter what parameters they want them to change to accommodate their boat.

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Fastest boat across, holds the record... leave when you like.... its that simple... ;)

 

Well, shes been sitting on 30 knots for the last 12 hours or so...... awesome machine... B)

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Well said Keith, the voice of sweet reason.

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Fail to see why we want any reasonable reasoning here. Completely out of place.

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At the same time would have to agree.

 

Get your beast out and do the miles. If quickest claim the record. No-one is interested in who did it fastest on a full moon, while the stars aligned. Just as no-one really cares whio the fastest 4ksb is, apart from other 4ksb's in the race.

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Lending Club Sailing - Transpac record day 2

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Fastest boat across, holds the record... leave when you like.... its that simple... ;)

 

Well, shes been sitting on 30 knots for the last 12 hours or so...... awesome machine... B)

Yes well said, you guys are missing the point of my sarcasm. I think these boats are cool. 652 miles in a day is great. The record is great. They should have a starting window. The fastest one across is the best.

I am just offended they want to call it a “Transpac” record. Earlier in the week people were talking about “official” transpac records and not official and Geronimo’s record.bb blab la bla

There are 2 records:

Fastest boat to Hhawaii—which will be Lending Club in a few hours

Transpac record- best time to Diamondhead by monohull sailboat starting and racing in the TRANSPAC yacht race.

The unofficial time of a monohull boat sailing a course to Hawaii around the same time as the transpac is crap.

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Not quite sure why you suppos call a race from Cali to Hawaii a transpac? Should be a half transpac or something.

 

None the less, I am quite looking forward to watching this one pan out. Imagine if that foileer had waited a fortnight...

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Win, Lose or drop out these guys are demanding all the press of the transpac.

 

I just spit my coffee out. Oh yes, all that amazing Transpac press! SCORE!

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Like it or not, there is already an official record to Hawaii, and a multihull has owned it for a long, long time. Tilting at windmills?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THAT race will be the official "record " to Hawaii.

 

 

 

 

 

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I think this is a perfect time for a stiffly worded letter to the WSSRC. Show 'em your teeth!

 

I am just offended they want to call it a “Transpac” record.

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Another update from Lending Club's YellowBrick

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As soon as a 120 footer holds that record at 3 days 23 hours...

 

At the rate they are going, Lending Club has a very good chance of making the passage in less than four days.

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Not quite sure why you suppos call a race from Cali to Hawaii a transpac? Should be a half transpac or something.

 

None the less, I am quite looking forward to watching this one pan out. Imagine if that foileer had waited a fortnight...

It would have still been slow.

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Awesome! Covered 1076nm, 1142 nm to go, and they are headed straight at Diamond Head Bouy at 30 knots.

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Skip shows what happens when off watch on a Transpac Record attempt.

 

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I think this is a perfect time for a stiffly worded letter to the WSSRC. Show 'em your teeth!

 

 

I am just offended they want to call it a Transpac record.

 

Ok, that was funny!!

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The old record is 4 days 19+ hours. I'm predicting the new record will be 3 days 14 hours, and it could be less. What a machine!

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Yes what a machine, yes that is amazing and yes I am a jerk.

I simply dont like one off superboats.

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Pscycled,

 

It is extremely clear that you don't like this boat, you have made your views well known, again and again. Can you stop repeating yourself and leave this thread alone? Maybe you should go out sailing!

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No I do not have a problem with them sailing to Hawaii and having the fastest passage in the record books.

 

Yes, I have a problem with all the fringe boats sailing on or around the "Transpac".

 

These boats are all really cool and great advancements. Records are fun for the multimillionaires and companies that spend the money but its not sailboat racing.

 

None of the boats with the soft records or unofficial records or fastest passage records should be mentioned with the word TRANSPAC.

 

The Transpac yacht race is a sailboat race that starts at point fermin at 1pm on the day the race committee designates for your class. Boats with moving ballast, power winches and other mechanical aids are NOT eligible to race against The cal 40's and hobie 33's that are eligible for the race.

 

If the fringe boats want to break records then do it without pulling down every race in the world. Start whenever you want. Go anywhere you want. Just don't demand to be let into "races" to break records of old Volkswagen's with your new Ferrari.

 

Win, Lose or drop out these guys are demanding all the press of the transpac. The guys that win Class 5 will get nothing but a pickle dish and be forgotten. They have too work pretty hard to win any class and if they get squat because some 100 foot boat dropped out with a fake "mechanical" because the record could not be set, they wont come back next year.

 

Every race team in Southern California on every Cal 40 and SC50 and J120 should WANT to race the transpac for the adventure. If they have to spend 20K to go and have no chance of glory because there will always be a 140 footer kicking the crap out of them The Race Will Die.

 

The Transpac Race should have 70 anything's racing I don't care if they are J44's or SC50's but it should be limited to sailboats without mechanical aids. Multihulls are great too just start them a week after the monohulls in the multihull transpac.

Just for the record, Lending Club 2 has no moving ballast, or power winches or other mechanical aids. Nor hydraulics for that matter. Also, they didn't drop out for a fake mechanical. They were perfectly honest and told the RC of their intentions and why immediately.

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No I do not have a problem with them sailing to Hawaii and having the fastest passage in the record books.

 

Yes, I have a problem with all the fringe boats sailing on or around the "Transpac".

 

These boats are all really cool and great advancements. Records are fun for the multimillionaires and companies that spend the money but its not sailboat racing.

 

None of the boats with the soft records or unofficial records or fastest passage records should be mentioned with the word TRANSPAC.

 

The Transpac yacht race is a sailboat race that starts at point fermin at 1pm on the day the race committee designates for your class. Boats with moving ballast, power winches and other mechanical aids are NOT eligible to race against The cal 40's and hobie 33's that are eligible for the race.

 

If the fringe boats want to break records then do it without pulling down every race in the world. Start whenever you want. Go anywhere you want. Just don't demand to be let into "races" to break records of old Volkswagen's with your new Ferrari.

 

Win, Lose or drop out these guys are demanding all the press of the transpac. The guys that win Class 5 will get nothing but a pickle dish and be forgotten. They have too work pretty hard to win any class and if they get squat because some 100 foot boat dropped out with a fake "mechanical" because the record could not be set, they wont come back next year.

 

Every race team in Southern California on every Cal 40 and SC50 and J120 should WANT to race the transpac for the adventure. If they have to spend 20K to go and have no chance of glory because there will always be a 140 footer kicking the crap out of them The Race Will Die.

 

The Transpac Race should have 70 anything's racing I don't care if they are J44's or SC50's but it should be limited to sailboats without mechanical aids. Multihulls are great too just start them a week after the monohulls in the multihull transpac.

Just for the record, Lending Club 2 has no moving ballast, or power winches or other mechanical aids. Nor hydraulics for that matter. Also, they didn't drop out for a fake mechanical. They were perfectly honest and told the RC of their intentions and why immediately.

 

I think they also took all the canting rig gear off to lose weight and gain simplicity ...... but i could be wrong.

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Skip shows what happens when off watch on a Transpac Record attempt.

 

Whats really cool about this video clip is, at 30 knots, the motion, that we see, from the fellow holding on in the clip, is very soft... looks smooth......

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I'm not a big fan of pitchpoling picklefuckers but this is far more fun to follow than the real thing. Hope they do well.

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Skip shows what happens when off watch on a Transpac Record attempt.

 

Whats really cool about this video clip is, at 30 knots, the motion, that we see, from the fellow holding on in the clip, is very soft... looks smooth......

High speed & smooth motion go hand in hand do they not? Has to be be smooth to be fast. She is a 105' trimaran after all.

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No I do not have a problem with them sailing to Hawaii and having the fastest passage in the record books.

 

Yes, I have a problem with all the fringe boats sailing on or around the "Transpac".

 

These boats are all really cool and great advancements. Records are fun for the multimillionaires and companies that spend the money but its not sailboat racing.

 

None of the boats with the soft records or unofficial records or fastest passage records should be mentioned with the word TRANSPAC.

 

The Transpac yacht race is a sailboat race that starts at point fermin at 1pm on the day the race committee designates for your class. Boats with moving ballast, power winches and other mechanical aids are NOT eligible to race against The cal 40's and hobie 33's that are eligible for the race.

 

If the fringe boats want to break records then do it without pulling down every race in the world. Start whenever you want. Go anywhere you want. Just don't demand to be let into "races" to break records of old Volkswagen's with your new Ferrari.

 

Win, Lose or drop out these guys are demanding all the press of the transpac. The guys that win Class 5 will get nothing but a pickle dish and be forgotten. They have too work pretty hard to win any class and if they get squat because some 100 foot boat dropped out with a fake "mechanical" because the record could not be set, they wont come back next year.

 

Every race team in Southern California on every Cal 40 and SC50 and J120 should WANT to race the transpac for the adventure. If they have to spend 20K to go and have no chance of glory because there will always be a 140 footer kicking the crap out of them The Race Will Die.

 

The Transpac Race should have 70 anything's racing I don't care if they are J44's or SC50's but it should be limited to sailboats without mechanical aids. Multihulls are great too just start them a week after the monohulls in the multihull transpac.

Just for the record, Lending Club 2 has no moving ballast, or power winches or other mechanical aids. Nor hydraulics for that matter. Also, they didn't drop out for a fake mechanical. They were perfectly honest and told the RC of their intentions and why immediately.

 

I think they also took all the canting rig gear off to lose weight and gain simplicity ...... but i could be wrong.

 

No canting rig on the former GA 3. Simplicity was part of the design.

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If I'm reading the weather correctly, after the gybe, they should be on a beam reach with about 17-19kts of breeze. Wonder if we'll see a big 35kts+ final approach.

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After just about three days of sailing they have gybed and are heading directly for Honolulu. After we get another tracker speed reading or two, we'll have a pretty good idea of when they should arrive.

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This is by far more interesting than the Transpac race and in real time.

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Less than 400nm to go. About 14 hours.

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At current speed they should be at the finish with a total time on course of about 3d:16h. And an average speed of about 25.28kts if my calcs are right. Pretty badass.

 

[edit-had the start time wrong]

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Very nice, a new record run just in time so that the rest of the fleet can get their baldy wanted press time back. ;)

 

Would have been even cooler if they finished this one as a "test run" earlier, say a week ago. Then back in time for the race and an attempt at the race record. Would have been interesting to see how much faster a picklefork is in the very light. Ah... Next time.

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ETA 0600 local time. Though it is starting to get lighter now. Still aiming to br drinking mai-tai before 10am.... will be updating FB page as soon as i get news from the boat.

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ETA 0600 local time. Though it is starting to get lighter now. Still aiming to br drinking mai-tai before 10am.... will be updating FB page as soon as i get news from the boat.

 

That's about 3 days 17 hours and 15 minutes. That shaves 26 hours off of the Geronimo record.

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Pretty incredible. Under 4 days is just stunning.

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They're back up to 20 knots

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Just made the gybe to Diamondhead. 24kts.

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Shoreteam has visual on the water, 20 mins from Diamond Head, 15 knots wind speed.

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