Tomorrow at 1:00 PM local time, the first of three waves of offshore yachts will start their 2225-mile journey to Honolulu in the 2013 Transpacific Yacht Race, aka the Transpac. This epic biennial race, in its 47th edition and organized by the Transpacific Yacht Club, this year features 59 entries from eight countries spread into 9 divisions.
Our friend, and very talented photographer, Jen Edney made the trip down the coast from San Francisco to San Diego with the crew aboard Maserati, and sent us these beautiful, life-capturing shots. Maserati spent several months in the SF Bay after completing the record run from New York to San Francisco via Cape Horn, with a blistering time of 47 days, two hours and 33 minutes; besting the previous record by an incredible 10 days!
Transpac has always attracted a wide variety of crews and their boats to pursue their dream of sailing to Hawaii. These range from classics to the ultra modern, monohulls to multihulls. Among the multihulls this year, Team Phaedo’s carbon-fiber ultra modern Morrelli & Melvin-designed Gunboat 66 is one to watch, bristling as it does with the latest hardware and software to get to Diamond Head fast…and in style.
Maserati S.p.A. has just announced Giovanni Soldini's next challenge at the helm of the 70 ft Maserati monohull: they will participate in the 47th Transpac Race. Together with Soldini will be a nine-member crew, including John Elkann, owner of Maserati.