[4], The 2019 edition of the race, its fiftieth, saw the sinking of a yacht for the first time in its history, when the 68 foot mono-hulled sailboat Santa Cruz 70 OEX suffered rudder damage and an uncontrollable water intrusion. Each time a course elapsed time record is set, the new record holder turns the analog clock back to show the current record using dials to adjust the days, hours, minutes and seconds of the newly established record. Mighty Merloe ’s finish eclipsed the previous record set by Explorer in 1997; Explorer finished Transpac 1997 in 5 days, 9 hours, 18 minutes and 26 seconds. The three trimarans crossed the finish line of the 50th edition of the Transpacific Yacht Race (Transpac) off Diamond Head, Honolulu, Hawaii on Thursday. In its 49th edition, we have witnessed three elapsed time records set and a strong performance by North Sails clients throughout the Transpac fleet, which was split into four starts. She was first to finish the 2009 Transpac race, in which she set a new elapsed-time record of 5 days, 14 hours, 36 minutes, 20 seconds. At the suggestion of H.H. . Russell Coutts, an Olympic gold medalist and three-time America's Cup winner, said after sailing on the record-setting Morning Glory in 2005: "This is one of the best offshore races I have done . Each time a course elapsed time record is set, the new record holder turns the analog clock back to show the current record using dials to adjust the days, hours, minutes and seconds of the newly established record. 11 days 10 hours 13 minutes 18 seconds is the time to beat, with this record time set by Doug Baker’s Andrews-designed Magnitude 80 in the 2008 edition of this classic race, first sailed in 1925. It was originally called the "First to Finish" Trophy. L'Hydroptere DCNS attempt on hold until 2013. She finished the race in 6 days, 16 hours, 4 minutes, and 11 seconds to win "the Barn Door" trophy, a slab of carved koa wood traditionally awarded to the monohull with the fastest elapsed time. Thanks for your time and your support! Agents can also record time worked from the Time Sheets module by navigating to Time Sheets > Time Recording > My Time Worked.. That record held up for 20 years, until 1997, when the 68-foot sloop Pyewacket, beat it by more than 19 1/2 hours. Transpacific Yacht Race 2005. The largest boat ever to race the Transpac was the 161-foot Goodwill , whose best time was 10 1/2 days in 1959. Contender Richard R. Loynes 14:07:50:00, 1941 Stella Maris II Dr. A. Steele 13:21:03:55, 1947 Chubasco W.L. Alfa Romeo Smashes Transpac Record by a Day Written by Lynn Fitzpatrick Saturday, 11 July 2009 00:48. Having started with all other participants, Tabarly and his crew set an unofficial record of 8 days and 13 hours,[3] almost a day ahead of official winner and record-setter Blackfin. At 4:38:35 am HST today, Philippe Kahn and Mark “Crusty” Christensen, crossed the Diamond Head finish line in the Owen Clarke designed Open 50, Pegasus 50, in a record time of 7 days, 19 hours, 38 minutes and 35 seconds. While Philippe has raced the Trans-Pacific course 11 times with six wins, he first attempted a double-handed Transpac record in 2007. The Chicago Tribune reported: July 15th 1971. Jim Clark’s Comanche, which holds the current monohull 24 hour speed record of 618.01 miles, wants the Transpac record, which means getting to … very strategic for the navigators mixed with some fantastic downwind rides. Posted on 29 Jul 2019 J/121 and J/125s crush 50th Transpac Race! According to owner Roy Disney, the race to Tahiti is one that complements the team’s strong record of having raced 23 Honolulu Transpacs, 7 Pacific Cups, and one Victoria-Maui race, and twice breaking the Transpac record in 1997 and 1999. Sinclair, he sailed to Los Angeles to join the LURLINE and the ANEMONE for the first Honolulu Race which started from San Pedro on June 11, 1906. The 50th edition of the West Coast’s most famous offshore yacht race has garnered 77 entries, putting it just three away from its all-time record. Skipper Mark Richards and his cosmopolitan 16-man crew comprising Australians, Americans and two New Zealanders, had to accept days ago they had no chance of beating the record time for the Transpac. In 1971 she won the Transpac and the record for fastest time. Thanks for your time and your support! The 50th edition of the West Coast’s most famous offshore yacht race has garnered 77 entries, putting it just three away from its all-time record. TransPac Elapsed Time Record Trophy The new trophy recognizing the race's record-setting monohulls was unveiled the evening of Thursday, Feb. 25, at Disney Studios in Burbank. © Copyright 2021. Honey got the breeze the boat liked and slid into Hawaii in the new record time of 11 days, 10 hours and 52 minutes - five hours faster than Stange's Intense. That record held up for 20 years, until 1997, when the 68-foot sloop Pyewacket, beat it by more than 19 1/2 hours. Since 2009, it has been restricted to manual power only sailing yachts. Still eight months out, the 2019 Transpac is already primed to be one of the biggest and best ever. For some it's the rush of danger, for others a beautiful adventure, and for many it's both. This sailboat held the world record for the fastest time from California to Hawaii for over 30 years. The 2008 documentary Morning Light is a film about the 2007 Disney-sponsored competitors in the race. Definitely a race not to be missed.". The record fell once again in 2005, with Hasso Plattner's Morning Glory, a maxZ86 from Germany. When an agent creates a time worked record, a time card and time sheet are automatically created for the week based on the work date. The list of Los Angeles to Honolulu Record Holders is: The Barn Door Trophy is awarded each race for the Fastest Monohull Elapsed Time in the race. HL Enloe and the crew of the ORMA 60 trimaran Mighty Merloe, became the first to finish in the 2017 Transpac Race. On April 14, 1906, he sailed his 48' schooner, LA PALOMA, from Honolulu to San Francisco to join them in a race back to Waikiki. All time Transpacific Yacht Race course record holders: Lurline, H.H. Transpacific Yacht Club. This is Philippe’s eleventh Trans-Pacific race and his sixth win. Honolulu, HI (July 13, 2009) – The record for double-handing the Transpacific Yacht Race from Los Angeles to Honolulu has been broken. Mighty Merloe as smashed the elapsed time record by more than a day, and that record now stands at 4d, 6hrs. Sinclair , 1906, 12:09:59. Stewart Jr. 12:15:51:18, 1949 Morning Star Richard S. Rheem 10:10:13:09 *, 1951 Morning Star Richard S. Rheem 10:16:44:33, 1955 Morning Star Richard S. Rheem 9:15:05:10 *, 1957 Barlovento Frank Hooykaas 11:13:02:44, 1961 Sirius II Howard F. Ahmanson 10:10:38:35, 1963 Ticonderoga Robert Johnson 11:16:46:33, 1965 Ticonderoga Robert Johnson 9:13:51:02 *, 1967 Stormvogel Cornelius Bruynzeel 11:14:10:56, 1969 Blackfin Kenneth DeMeuse 9:10:21:00 *, 1971 Windward Passage Mark Johnson 9:09:06:48 *, 1973 Ragtime Ragtime Syndicate 10:14:00:40, 1983 Charley Nolan K. Bushnell 9:01:53:48, 1985 Swiftsure III Nick/Robert Frazee 10:19:21:47, 1989 Silver Bullet John DeLaura 8:12:50:35, 1993 Silver Bullet John DeLaura 9:09:11:17, 1997 Pyewacket Roy P. Disney 7:15:24:40 *, 1999 Pyewacket Roy E. Disney 7:11:41:27 *, 2005 Morning Glory Hasso Plattner 6:16:04:11*, 2009 Alfa Romeo Neville Crichton 5:14:36:20*, 2015 Rio 100 Manouch Moshayedi 7:05:34:07, 2017 Rio 100 Manouch Moshayedi 6:17:09:09, This page was last edited on 31 December 2020, at 18:25. The J/Race horses are back in the barn and celebrating! [5], Ragtime finished first in 1973 and again in 1975.[7]. In 1969, French sailing legend Eric Tabarly shadowed the race with his Pen Duick IV, one of the world's first trimarans competitive in all wind conditions. According to the 7 July 2009 morning report, Alfa Romeo II broke the Transpac race record for most miles covered in one day, set in the 2005 race by Morning Glory, by … The '77 Transpac heralded the era of the ultralight displacement boat (ULDB) when the 67-foot sloop Merlin, dropped the elapsed time to 8 days, 11 hours, 1 minute, and 45 seconds. The previous record of 453 nm by Wild Oats XI in 2015. Armed with the right sails and foils, a world-class crew, Stan’s experience, and the right weather, Comanche will have a very real shot at taking another scalp by putting a new time on the beautiful Transpac Honolulu Race Elapsed Time Record Trophy (aka, the “Clock Trophy”) donated by one of its winners and long term patron of the race, Roy E. Disney. Very soon we will have more news from Transpac. The current race records were set in 2017 when Comanche set the new Merlin trophy elapsed time record at 5 days 01:55:26. Still eight months out, the 2019 Transpac is already primed to be one of the biggest and best ever. First to finish the 2009 Transpac, Alfa Romeo II set a Transpac race elapsed-time record of 5 days, 14 hours, 36 minutes, 20 seconds. The Transpac Honolulu Race Elapsed Time Record Trophy is awarded to the Record Holder for the fastest elapsed time by a monohull yacht in the race. His time beats the record set by Ray Thayer on Wild Thing in 1996 by more than 58 hours.. Transpacific Yacht Race – Multihulls fail to break Transpac record Event Media. Quickly, here are a few more Transpac tidbits. The German boat's time for the 2,225 nautical miles was 6 days, 16 hours, 4 minutes and 11 seconds, lopping almost a day off the record of DISNEY'S previous Pyewacket in 1999.. Alek//Electro Records Tuesday September 25th 2012, Author: James Boyd, Location: United States. The race, sailed by Merhan on Truth, an Open 50, was not without mishaps.In his online blogposts on SinglehandedTransPac.com, Merhan reported a number of issues, from a spinnaker blowout to a back … Comanche is expected to break the monohull record when she finishes tonight. Very soon we will have more news from Transpac. This is the speediest arrival since Norwegian Airways set a record of five hours and 13 minutes in January 2018. They pioneered use of an iPhone, with Fullpower-MotionX GPS technology.[13]. The race, sailed by Merhan on Truth, an Open 50, was not without mishaps.In his online blogposts on SinglehandedTransPac.com, Merhan reported a number of issues, from a spinnaker blowout to a back … Ending Merlin's record, in the 1997 race a new monohull elapsed time record of 7 days, 11 hours, 41 minutes, and 27 seconds was set by Roy E. Disney's Pyewacket, a Santa Cruz 70 ultralight also designed by Bill Lee. No repress!! The Transpac is already coming to a close, at least for the three ridiculously fast trimarans and Comanche. Steve Fosset set a new race record in 1995 on his 60' trimaran Lakota, of 6 days 16 hours 7 minutes 16 seconds. Time worked can be recorded regardless of the case or task state. A record 90 boats entered the race of 2,225 nautical miles, but one has already retired due to a broken rudder. The 2017 Transpac was the 49th running of the biennial race, which leaves from Point Fermin, Los Angeles, and ends east of Diamond Head lighthouse near Honolulu. ADVERTISEMENT “This race is a great adventure,” said John Sangmeister of Long Beach, who will sail the Transpac for the eighth time overall and the fourth time … Morning Glory was the scratch boat when it led a five-boat assault on the record for monohulls. The answer of course depends on the weather, but the target for a first-to-finish boat of this type would be to set a new course record. Browse the list of facts and stories from across the century+ of Transpac Race history. They went head to head against Phaedo3 and Maserati and come out on top. Bill Stange had reason to worry again in 1994, as multiple (crewed) TransPac veteran Stan Honey sailed his Cal 40 Illusion under the Golden Gate bound solo for Hanalei. Mighty Merloe as smashed the elapsed time record by more than a day, and that record now stands at 4d, 6hrs. His time beats the record set by Ray Thayer on Wild Thing in 1996 by more than 58 hours.. [11] This represents a new race record for monohulls; the multihull record of 5 days, 9 hours, 18 minutes, set by Bruno Peyron in the 1997 race, remains. Drone video by Dylan DiMarchi. It was clear as early as 10 months prior to the 50th Transpac held in July 2019 that this was going to be an immensely popular race – by September 2018 there were already 50 entries on the roster, which went to over 80 in December, and this peaked at one time to 108 boats by early-Spring 2019, a figure that would have shattered the previous participation record of 80 entries set in 1979. However, because she must use "stored power"[12] (a diesel engine) to move, Alfa Romeo II, sailing in the "unlimited" class, was not eligible for the traditional "Barn Door" trophy, but instead was the inaugural winner of a new trophy dedicated by Trisha Steele, called the "Merlin Trophy". 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