Clear Sailing

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Organized by the Transpacific Yacht Club, the Transpac is a 2225-mile race from Point Fermin in Los Angeles to Diamond Head, just east of Honolulu. Since the first event in 1906, this is among the world's great ocean races, and biennially attracts the world's most talented offshore sailing adventurers.

The 2013 race is now over, and a unique winner rode back on the Jean Anne - the TP 52 Beecom won the first-ever class formed to score Transpac entries under the new High Performance Rating system (HPR). HPR is a rating system designed to encourage development around features that produce high performance, but also safety and stability. Of the seven other Division 2 boats agreeing to the HPR system, Pasha Hawaii is honored to welcome on board the Varuna 51 and Natalie J, who placed 4th and 5th respectively.

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