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Sailing into the sunset takes on a deeper meaning when racing from California to Hawaii. We explore the allure of the three great fully crewed races to Hawaii, starting with the Transpac.

Gladstone’s of Long Beach will once again be hosting the TransPac Aloha Party on July 1st , 2017. The activities will commence at 1800 at the Bandshell next to the restaurant. Teams will be introduced and will receive the traditional Hawaiian blessing for safe travels and ‘fair winds and following seas’.

Enjoy Hawaiian dancers, music by PanJive, complimentary appetizers, as well as complimentary signature drinks from sponsors, Gosling’s Rum and Pau Maui Vodka, and no-host bar, all while mingling and meeting with sailors and their families and guests.

Limited tickets available at $25 per person.


After a lifetime of sailing experience, one of the highlights of being out at sea for Calgarian Christopher Lemke is “staring out at the blue.” As he prepares to embark on a 4,140-kilometre journey from Long Beach, California to Honolulu, Hawaii  — as part of the Transpacific Yacht Race — Lemke describes what he enjoys so much about the route. “By the time you get down to the trade winds, you just get these beautiful, aquamarine, deep, deep, luminescent blue seas and beautiful winds from behind you and you sort of spend the whole day surfing down these big waves,” Lemke says. “It’s kind of why everybody loves these races.”

Inviting all Transpac Skippers, Crew and Guests to the First Start Kick Off Party.

Friday, June 30th 
5:00 - 11:00 PM

Burgers and More (5:00 - 8:00 PM)
N0-Host Bar (3:00 - 11:00 PM)

Live Music by Uncle Monkey

Fleet divided into eight classes for three separate start days next month.

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Two Days Before Start

Deadline to Complete all items in Entry Process

June 29, 2017

VIP Mixer and Presentation by Farmers & Merchants Bank
1800 - 2100

July 1, 2017

Skipper Packet Pick-Up
1000 - 1230

July 1, 2017

Skippers Meeting
1530 - 1700

July 1, 2017

Aloha Sendoff Party, Long Beach
1800 - 2200

July 2, 2017

Last Safety at Sea Seminar, Long Beach
0800 - 1700

July 2, 2017

Porsche Palooza and Yacht Review
1100 - 1600

July 3, 2017

First Transpac 2017 Start, Pt Fermin

July 5, 2017

Second Transpac 2017 Start, Pt Fermin

July 6, 2017

Third Transpac 2017 Start, Pt Fermin

July 19, 2017

Goslings Party
1700 - Close

July 20, 2017

Waikiki YC Party

July 21, 2017

Navigator's Debrief

July 21, 2017

Honolulu Awards Ceremony

July 22, 2017

Kaneohe YC Party

July 3, 2019

1st Start of 50th Transpac Yacht Race