15 July 2015

Transpac Yacht Race 2015, Race Analysis, Racer Profile (videos)

Screenshot of Transpac 2015 tracker
Screenshot of Transpac 2015 tracker: http://yb.tl/transpac2015 (explained in video below)

Transpac Race analysis 14 July - First of a series of daily race analyses provided by Dobbs Davis of Seahorse Magazine (published on Jul 14, 2015)

Transpac 2015 Racer Profile: Exit Strategy - Exit Strategy is a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45.2, and they're racing Transpac 2015. Published on July 12, 2015 #Transpac2015
Race News"The fleet starting today (July 13) was a broad mix of designs, from the 1907 sail training schooner Martha sailed by a crew of 11 to the relatively new 30-foot Italian sportboat Fortissimo II sailed by a team of four from Japan. All must clear the West End of Catalina Island before heading over the horizon en route to a finish line at Diamond Head on the island of Oahu."

The three other remaining Transpac 2015 starts will be held at 1:00 PM PDT on Thursday (Divisions 4, 5 and 6), at 12:30 PM (Multihulls) and at 1:00 PM (Divisions 1,2 and 3) on Saturday July 18. See also: Tanner Banks | Wind, Weather & Forecast | SailFlow

"The Transpacific Yacht Race (Transpac) is an offshore yacht race starting off San Pedro, Los Angeles at the Pt. Fermin buoy, and ending off Diamond Head Lighthouse[2] in Honolulu, a distance of around 2,225 nautical miles (2,560 mi; 4,121 km). Started in 1906, it is one of yachting's premier offshore races and attracts entrants from all over the world. The race is organized by the Transpacific Yacht Club." (Wikipedia)

Race History: "Transpac stands apart from other major ocean races as essentially a "downwind race," as determined by normal weather patterns in the eastern Pacific north of the equator. After two or three days of slogging on the wind, the fleet encounters the "Pacific High," a mammoth, wallowing blob of high pressure rotating clockwise between Hawaii and the West Coast of North America. As boats reach the lower edge of the high the wind bends aft and turns warm spinnakers go up, shirts come off, and sailors usually enjoy a pleasant ride the rest of the way."

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