July 13, 1987 |
Ten of the 14 boats in Class B had finished the 2,225-mile Los Angeles-to-Honolulu Transpacific yacht race race by 7 p.m. PDT Sunday, bringing the total number of finishers to 21 out of the 54-boat fleet. Class B boats that had finished were Allure, Mongoose, Hana Ho, Upbeat, Chasch Mer, Elusive, Marishiten, Racy II, Tigris and Strider. Still at sea, but with a chance to capture overall fleet corrected-time honors was Jazz, a Class D boat skippered by Roderic Park, Richmond Yacht Club.
July 2, 1993 |
Jerry Montgomery's 40-foot sloop Patriot from Alamitos Bay Yacht Club was setting the early pace in light winds in the 37th Transpacific Yacht Race to Hawaii on Thursday. Patriot, averaging 5.5 knots, had sailed 104 miles since Wednesday's start of the first group of smaller boats, and others had sailed only half that distance. In the IMS-C class, skipper Bonnie Gibson had the Cal 40 Antara in first place by handicap time. Three more boats started Thursday.
July 9, 1995 |
Far out in the Pacific on Saturday, the 38th Transpacific Yacht Race had developed into a grudge match between Hal Ward's Cheval '95 and Rich DeVos' Windquest to see which could reach Hawaii first. Their positions at the morning roll call showed both boats in good winds with 926 miles to go and leaving all of the other monohulls behind. Cheval '95's course was about 25 miles north of Windquest's. "We are in good position to make a run at Cheval," project coordinator John Bertrand said.
July 13, 1997
Betty Sue Sherman of Long Beach sailed Bay Wolf, a Santa Cruz 50 ultralight, past Diamond Head early Saturday to complete the Transpacific Yacht Race from Long Beach to Honolulu in 9 days 19 hours 24 minutes 3 seconds. Ralphie, a similar boat skippered by Jerry Montgomery of Long Beach, finished 14 1/2 hours earlier and edged the record-setting Medicine Man by 30:20 on a corrected handicap time in Division III.
July 7, 1989 |
Paul Simonsen's Santa Cruz-70, Mongoose, out of San Francisco, logged a 263-mile run Wednesday to take over the elapsed-time lead in the 2,225-mile Transpacific yacht race from Los Angeles to Honolulu. Mongoose reported a position 690 miles from the finish off Diamond Head, moving nine miles ahead of the previous leader, Mitchell Rouse's Taxi Dancer, in a brisk northeasterly breeze. Taxi Dancer's run was 254 miles.
July 3, 1993 |
A dozen more boats started the 37th biennial Transpacific Yacht Race on Friday, among them Bob Lane's Medicine Man, which insiders expect will be the first to reach the finish line in Hawaii sometime next weekend. The last 16 boats, largest and fastest of the 42-boat fleet, including 13 ULDB 70s, or "sleds," will start at 1 p.m. today, but will be pressed to overtake Lane's Andrews 56, which rates only nine or 10 hours slower for the race.
July 11, 1995 |
One boat's mast was broken, other boats paid a lesser price, and some benefited Monday from the strong winds that had been missing for the first half of the 38th Transpacific Yacht Race. Hatsu, a 66 1/2-foot sloop owned by Masonori Kusaka of Newport Beach, with America's Cup skipper Makoto Namba as navigator, reported it was proceeding slowly under a jury rig after most of its mast broke away when the fleet encountered trade winds of more than 20 knots the last few days.
July 11, 1987 |
The 67-foot Merlin, with Donn Campion of Santa Cruz Yacht Club as skipper, was on course to take first-to-finish honors in the Transpacific yacht race early today, but she will not break her own elapsed-time record of 8 days 11 hours 1 minute 46 seconds. To beat the record, she would have had to finish off Honolulu's Diamond Head by midnight PDT Friday, but at 11 p.m. she radioed her estimated time of arrival as 12:45 a.m. PDT today.
July 6, 1995 |
Plagued by light winds, the 38th Transpacific Yacht Race was growing long and lonely Wednesday for some of the smaller of the 38 boats. After his Santa Cruz 40 Solution took a week to make less than half of the 2,225-nautical mile distance to Honolulu, Fred Hibberd of The Dalles, Ore., dropped out, saying he was "short on time."