Famous race Los Angeles – Honolulu starts in 50 times
One of the oldest offshore regatta in the world, Transpasific Yacht Race (or Transpac) in 2019 celebrates anniversary: fiftieth start. The first race took place 113 years ago, in June 1906. Then figure out who’s faster will be able to overcome the way from Los Angeles to Honolulu (Hawaii), decided only the crews of three yachts. The route took them 12 days. During the anniversary race July 10, 2019, for a start there are more than 100 boards under the flags of at least seven countries: USA, Mexico, Canada, Japan, Australia, the UK and Austria. Over the past century boats participating are much faster, and now the fastest of them go the distance in the 2225 nautical miles in just 4 days.
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In the summer of 1928, a group of participants in the Transpac Race conceived the idea for the club to sponsor races. This was the start of the Transpacific Yacht Club, which was officially registered in 1937.
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The war race is not a hindrance. The Japanese attack on pearl Harbor will occur only at the end of the year, in December, and this advance no one can predict. Therefore, the traditional race from North America to Hawaii does not scare anybody.
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The prize Barn Door Trophy awarded to the fastest crew of the monotype, the team received Ticonderoga, under the management of Robert Johnson (Robert Johnson). The boat completed the route in 11 days, 16 hours, 46 minutes and 33 seconds. During the next regatta in 1965, the time of the Ticonderoga will improve for 2 days and 3 hours (9 days, 13 hours, 51 minutes, 2 seconds). It will be a new official record for Transpac, installed for the first time since 1955. Another 3 hours of this time will be improved in 1969, but, however, the team Blackfin.
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1977 (Winward Passage)
Race 1977 will forever remain in the history of the Transpac. The speed record set by the crew of the yacht Merlin (8 days, 11 hours, 1 minute and 45 seconds) no one can beat the next 20 years, until 1997. Only then will the family team boat Pyewacket will be able to improve that time by almost a day, showing the result, 7 days, 15 hours, 24 minutes and 40 seconds.
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The time during which the court Multihull Transpac overcome distance continues to decrease and reaches 8.5 days. In 1987, the fastest this boat is again Merlin, operated by skipper don Campion (Campion Donn). The boat arrives at the finish line in 8 days, 12 hours and 40 seconds after launch. However, the current record to beat is not possible: the result of the Merlin crew in 1977 was exactly on the hour is better.
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2009 (Alfa Romeo)
Alfa Romeo II on 7 July 2009 showed the best daily mileage, having a day 399 nautical miles. The previous record belonged to Morning Glory and was installed in 2005. The next two days, Alfa Romeo II broke his own record, sailing 420 and 431 nautical miles nautical mile. In the end, the finish, Alfa Romeo II also came first with the best race result this year — 5 days, 14 hours, 36 minutes and 20 seconds.
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“Bless you on all four sides!” It seems that these Tsvetayeva’s line as though quoted mourners the ship to regatta participants, arranging for them a water salute and causing a bright rainbow. In the end, even the most experienced skipper in the sea will never need a bit of luck.
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Beyond the misty mountains, the white fog, but not in caves and burrows leaving the caravan regatta participants. However, as dwarfs George.R.R. Tolkien, in the end of the journey waiting for them shiny trophies.
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2017 (Buona Sera)
A new speed record in 2017 established the crew of the Comanche. The way to Honolulu boat overcame 5 days, 1 hour, 55 minutes and 26 seconds. New best time for mnogoyarusnyi was the result of a Mighty Merloe: 4 days, 6 hours, 32 minutes and 30 seconds.