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Numerous pre-race events will help celebrate the 49th edition of this classic ocean race

Los Angeles, CA -- The first wave of three starts to the 49th edition of the 2017 biennial Transpac Race starts next Monday, July 3rd, when 17 yachts in three monohull divisions will cross the start line at Point Fermin in Los Angeles to race to the finish at Diamond Head in Honolulu 2225 miles away. In addition, one yacht in the multihull division – Jerzy Poprawski’s catamaran Kastor Pollux - will make the start this day as well.

Tom Holthus and Frank Slootman are fresh off a battle for supremecy in the latest Pac52 Class event at Long Beach Race Week, where Bad Pak pulled out a one point win over Invisible Hand. The Pac52 Class is in their inaugural racing season on the west coast racing in events from San Diego to San Francisco throughout 2017, with some non-class offshore racing in between.

Watch daily video updates directly from the race course! See current conditions, hear from the crews and get an on-board perspective of the race. Broadband satellite data transmission from participating entries provided by Inmarsat, Fleet Broadband and new Fleet One entry level broadband communications designed for all size boats. Check our WATCH page as we ramp up the excitement towards Transpac 2017 with kick off parties starting June 29th!

Giovanni Soldini’s Maserati Multi70 Maserati Multi70 - the Italian ocean-going foiling trimaran skippered by Giovanni Soldini - is back on the water in San Francisco after a two-month overhaul of the 70-foot multihull’s on-board systems.

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.

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Two Days Before Start

Deadline for Completing 2017 Safety Inspection

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

June 30, 2017

First Start Kick-Off Party
1700 - 2300

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 2019

1st Start of 50th Transpac Yacht Race