Posted August 21, 2021 Ocean Navigator Subscription August 20, 2021 - Honolulu, Hawaii - After careful review of the materials submitted to support his application, a review panel from the Transpacific Yacht Club have determined that Jesse Osborn wins the Mark S. Rudiger Celestial Navigation Trophy for the recently completed 2021 Transpac. Osborn was navigator aboard Justin Waite's Stevens 47 Mikmaks. The trophy is awarded to the navigator who submits celestial navigation worksheets or evidence of traditional navigation to the finish inspectors immediately after finishing, and whose work is selected as the "best" by an impartial panel of judges. First awarded in 2011, the trophy itself is an antique brass 1905 T. Hemsley…
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July 28, 2021 - Honolulu, Hawaii - With the finish today just before sunrise of Tim Jones' Olson 40 Live Wire, all entered yachts are accounted for in this 51st edition of the Transpac. Cal 40 Nalu V skippered by Mark Ashmore with wife Kathleen, Chris Tadlock and navigator Hugh Westermeyer did not have the fastest ride to Hawaii, having broken their spinnaker a few days ago and sailing the remainder of the race with a poled-out headsail. For this they do earn the Tail End Charlie Award, but they also achieved a more important mission for their team in this race. “We are finishing in our typical place - later across…
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Honolulu, Hawaii – By now the stories of massive waves, sustained high speeds, and record runs coming into the docks at this year’s Transpac are starting to sound routine. This year’s race was epic, everyone agrees, thanks to a perfect weather scenario allowing for sustained high-speed sailing. Teams came in a day ahead of their hotel bookings and thus hung out at the bars of the Waikiki and Hawaii Yacht Clubs, enjoy terra firma and strong doses of Hawaiian hospitality poured into pineapples. Yet another common them emerged as well: the strong interest in preserving the interest and opportunity to…
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Seahorse Technical Editor Dobbs Davis gives his Day Two analysis of racing in the 2225-mile LA-Honolulu Transpac. Today's show highlights the Division 8 fleet's getting off the coast in their first 48 hours of racing and reaching the strong offshore northerlies that are now propelling them what towards Hawaii. https://youtu.be/9h5ZtKREaeE
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