The 50th running of the classic Transpacific Race is gearing up with the first starts on 10 July.
Boats will start to arrive off the Diamond Head finish line as early as July 17th, with the legendary Aloha welcome parties in Ala Wai Yacht Basin all that weekend and on into the next week.
RSYS Member Jim Cooney has shipped Comanche to San Diego for their start on 13 July.
'Comanche will be representing the Squadron in the upcoming running of the milestone 50th Transpac Yacht Race from LA to Hawaii. The race started in 1906 and has been held every two years with few exceptions.
'We will reassemble the boat in San Diego, fit the rig and conduct stability testing, prior to our start from LA on July 13.
'This race has seen changes to the award of prizes, with the prestigious Barn Door trophy being made available to all Open class yachts (previously canting keels were precluded.) So we are hopeful of being in contention for this top honour against other super maxis. Secondly the Transpac YC has introduced a Teams division for a new perpetual trophy, and we are pleased to represent Team Australia in partnership with Kialoa II and Alive.'
Exciting news Jim, we look forward to an update!