In pursuit of palm trees and umbrella drinks >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News


San Pedro, Calif. (July 14, 2021) – With seven of the 41 teams from the 51st Transpac Race on the course, and event organizers unable to mix two words up on their first night as the tracker drags reality by four hours, Scuttlebutt HQ will pilot it to maintain interest in this biennial 2,225nm race from Los Angeles to Honolulu.

With less than half the size of the fleet as of 2019, someone has to do it.

For starters, when the first section of the course is about 25 miles to the western end of Catalina Island, and the preference is to stay on the long starboard tack, don’t be an Express 37 and start downwind of the Farr 57 unless you want to get rolled and hurt. To see the agony on video, Click here.

Once off Catalina, there is a lot of open ocean for separation, and while most of the fleet is moving north, there are individuals everywhere, and in Division 8, the zag rather than the zig is the Cal 40 Nalu V which already points to the palm trees. If the gusty wind reports on the tracker are to be believed, Nalu V is up close as their division mates arrive. Rut roh …

The 0800 position report probably doesn’t mean much more than what mariners remembered calling their position, but if you like that sort of thing, Click here.

The before and after look of competitors is always surprising, so here is the freshly showered look, the clothes don’t stink before the start where they explain why they choose to spend their time this way… Click here.

With two departures remaining on July 16 and 17, Scuttlebutt founder Tom Leweck is in the midst of a membership drive for TPA – TransPac Anonymous – which is his non-profit organization designed to protect boaters from boat owners. unscrupulous boats that promise sunny July sailboat rides to Hawaii.

While Sharon Green is famous for her photos of the leeward finish line off Diamond Head, you pay early with the cold wet days of the headsail wind angles. If you need to contact Tom, let us know.

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Forty-one teams compete in the 51st Transpac Race which takes the fleet on a 2,225nm course from Point Fermin in Los Angeles to the finish line off Diamond Head in Honolulu, Hawaii.

2021 calendar
Departure July 13 – Division 8
Departure July 16 – Divisions 5, 6, 7
Departure July 17 – Division 1, 2, 3, 4
July 30 – Honolulu Awards Ceremony

Source: TPYC


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