In the darkest hour of Tuesday morning, Lloyd Thornburg and his crew aboard Phaedo^3 swooped past Diamond Head Lighthouse buoy at 4:32:18 AM local time, looking like they shaved just one hour off the previous record of 3 Days, 18 Hours, 00 Minutes, 9 Seconds set by Lending Club 2 in 2015. The total elapsed time was 3 Days 16 Hours 52 Minutes and 03 Seconds (all times still to be ratified by the WSSRC).
Brian Thompson on board Lloyd Thornburg’s MOD70 Phaedo3, who are expected in Hawaii in the early hours of tomorrow AM, just sent this report:
Pulling out in the fog from the Long Beach dock on Friday was Lloyd Thornburg and his crew aboard Phaedo^3 headed towards Point Fermin, the official start point of the WSSRC Transpacific Record and the start for the Transpac in July.
The closest dockage option to the Transpac starting area at Point Fermin is at the Cabrillo Way Marina in San Pedro. Here there are a great variety of deep water slips and end ties available, lots of free parking, and its a short drive or walk to the bar at LAYC as well.
Call Mike or Dawn at Cabrillo Way Marina, they also run the TPYC dry storage facility, and are doing the marina reservations for Transpac also. They can be reached at (310) 521-0200. More info at http://cabrilloway-marina.com.
"A quick 10,000 miles"... UK to Long Beach to sail in the 2017 Transpac race.
Pasha Hawaii is once again sponsoring Transpac, offering competitors special packaged pricing to ship boats home after the race. Sailing back is not easy, have peace of mind knowing your boat is enclosed aboard a Pasha ship protected from the weather. This year Pasha is making it easier than ever. For more information email (link email to: Michael_Pasha@pashanet.com) Pasha.
Preparations are well underway with seminars, inspection schedules, logistical planning, crew lists, measurements and certificates, and a new rating rule system for Multihull entries
Los Angeles, CA – With just under 70 days to go to the first start of the 49th biennial Transpac, skippers and sailors, sponsors, families, spectators and organizers from the Transpacific YC are all working hard on their preparation tasks for this classic 2225-mile race from LA to Honolulu. In all, 63 monohull and multihull entries from 7 countries around the Pacific and beyond are now entered, ranging in size from Chris Lemke and Brad Lawson’s Hobie 33 Dark Star to two 100-footers: Comanche, skippered by Ken Read, and Manouch Moshayedi’s Rio100.
Once class divisions are decided, all will start in three separate waves on July 3rd, 5th and 6th, 2017 for a rich variety of elapsed and corrected time trophies.