2019 Transpac

LOS ANGELES, CA - The Board of the Transpacific Yacht Club, organizers of this year's 2225-mile Transpac 50 race from Los Angeles to Honolulu, has accepted an offer from the Storm Trysail Club to award a new team scoring trophy: the Storm Trysail Club Trophy.

This new trophy is designed to promote camaraderie among offshore sailors from the same club, region, or other affiliation, and will be awarded to the 3-boat team which compiles the best score, as determined by using the total of each team member's percentage placement in its respective class.

Affiliations may be self-defined, but teams shall not have more than two boats sailing in the same class.

"Everyone who enters offshore races will be first focused on their own performance," said AJ Evans, Commodore of the Storm Trysail Club. "Yet we have found this team scoring idea to be popular in other races such as the quadrennial TransAtlantic Race, the annual Block Island Race and the biennial Newport Bermuda Race. There will also be an STC-sponsored team competition in this year's Chicago-Mackinac Race. We're thrilled to develop this relationship with TPYC and to help promote blue water racing in the Pacific."

Once class splits are determined, each proposed team must submit a Team Application to the Entry Chairman prior to 1700 on July 7, 2019 in order to be scored for this trophy. This form will be posted on the official online Notice Board.

"Our clubs are very similar and compatible," said TPYC Commodore Tom Hogan. "Our memberships are both composed of serious offshore sailors, and we both help organize offshore races that celebrate and promote the sport. The new Storm Trysail Club Trophy is therefore a welcome addition to Transpac 50, and we hope there are many teams that take advantage of this new opportunity to celebrate achievement in offshore sailing."

The first class start for Transpac 50 is July 10th, 2019.

For more information on the 50th Transpac, visit the event website at https://2019.transpacyc.com/

ABOUT TRANSPAC
First organized by the Transpacific Yacht Club in 1906, the Transpacific Yacht Race or Transpac is an offshore sailing race from Point Fermin in Los Angeles to Diamond Head, just east of Honolulu, a distance of 2225 miles. This is among the world's great ocean races, and biennially attracts some of the world's fastest sailing yachts, some of its most talented offshore racing sailors, and a wide variety of offshore sailing adventurers.

Transpacific YC also conducts occasional races to Papeete, Tahiti. Membership is open to all sailors who have completed a TPYC race to either of these destinations in paradise.

For more information, visit https://2019.transpacyc.com/
For media inquiries, contact:
Dobbs Davis, Transpac 2019 Media Manager

 

Lets go sailing.

"Alright now, this is a night start don't forget; so let's get somebody on lookout up on that bow...

Alright now, did you figure the current? For chrissake do I have to do everything? And don't forget to figure the daylight saving. What? No, you add an hour, for chrissake, can't anybody here sail a boat? What did he say? He said "turn off the engine". Oh, yeah. OK, how long 'til our start? Who's on the stopwatch? OK, you get back here outta the way and stay there.

Alright now, let's come about and get over near the committee boat. Alright, let's come about. COMIN' ABOUT! Wheres the handle, where's the handle - TAIL, willya, fer chrissake!! How's that? Take it in to the block. That's enough.

BANG! What gun was that? That was OUR GUN. Did you get that on the watch? Do you see that guy? Yeah, I see him. Alright now, we got five more minutes. Let's run the line for a second. You can't, YOU'RE ON PORT TACK. Oh, yeah, OK, let's come about again. COMIN' ABOUT! FOUR MINUTES, Well it's too crowded over here, let's get down to leeward where our air is clear.

CRASH!!!! What was that???? Well, put the stove in gimbals, for chrissake. Clean it up later, get up here. What the hell are you doing down there anyway? You can eat at home! THREE MINUTES...Did anybody center the prop? Well, center it, Charlie, don't stand there. There's a flashlight overhead in the doghouse. Well, try another one, I put all new batteries in yesterday. TWO MINUTES...Two minutes for chrissake where's the other end of the line, they got a line two miles long. We gotta come about. COMING ABOUT...OK, let it go letitgogoddamm it. Alright, get it in, get it in. It's fouled on the lifeline. DON'T JERK IT! You'll pull the goddam boat apart. Trim, trim, trim, OK, hold that. Where's the ------ing committee boat. We gotta come about again. COMING ABOUT! More turns, more turns. OK, cleat that. ONE MINUTE--Alright, slack everything, slack the jib, slack the main, SLACK THE MAIN...OK hold that ...THIRTY SECONDS...OK we're going for the line. Trim, trim, trim the main. FIFTEEN SECONDS...OK everybody up to windward....TEN SECONDS ...NINE, EIGHT, SEVEN, SIX, FIVE, FOUR, THREE, TWO, ONE.....for chrissake where's that gun...We're over the line. They'll never see us down here anyway. BANG! OK, we've started.

You did a great job with that stopwatch. OK, let's get these lines coiled up, I can't stand up in the cockpit. Good start, guys."