Long Beach Presents the 44th Transpacific Yacht Race to Hawaii

Long Beach Presents the 44th Transpacific Yacht Race to Hawaii



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44th Transpacific Yacht Race to Hawaii

 

Entries officially closed Thursday, Jun 7th for the 44th Transpacific Yacht Race from Long Beach to Hawaii. 

 

Transpac Yacht RaceThere will be 76 Yachts of all shapes and sizes setting sail from our beautiful Palos Verde Peninsula.  They will travel 2,225 nautical miles to the island of Waikiki arriving at the Diamond Head Lighthouse where they will be greeted by spectators lining Diamond Head Road to view their stunning arrival.  

 

  • 3 of the ships are from Japan
  • 1 is from Australia
  • 2 from other countries
  • 6 will be returning to their home state of Hawaii
  • 64 represent 9 other states

  

Participants and crew began to arrive in Downtown Long Beach on July 6th.  Festivities, Cocktail Parties, Dinners and Ceremonies have commenced and go on through July 12th.

 

On Monday, July 9th the first of the Yachts will begin their trip across the great blue sea.  The starts will be staggered with groups beginning on July 9th, 12th and the final group on the 15th.  

 

On Friday, July 13th:

  • 2:00 PM -  all Transpac boats will be in Rainbow Harbor ˜dressed and ready to receive visitors. 
  • 2:30 PM - They will be welcoming a delegation of young people from the southern California Chapter of the Special Olympics.
  • 3:30 PM - Governors and Mayors visit the Transpac Fleet
  • 4:00 PM - Transpac Skippers and Crews will be introduced on stage
  • 4:30 PM - The Mayors of Long Beach, Honolulu and the Governors of Hawaii and California will be introduced.
  • 5:00 - 6:00 PM - Cocktail Reception

 

The Final Start will be at 1:00 PM Sunday, July 15, 2007.  What an incredible sight this will be. 

 

Further details, including crew lists may be found on the Transpacific ˜07 website

 

We will be covering the Transpacific Race from both sides of the ocean.  Randy Prothero will be covering the finish line on Active Rain.  His first post is already up:  TRANSPAC 07 Starts This Week for the 44th Time.

 

We will keep you updated both here and on Active Rain.

 

Patricia Garfield and Dianne Murray talk about their record breaking womens doublehanded Transpac race on a Catalina 470.

 

 



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Posted on July 07, 2007 18:37:43 by Laurie Manny Professional Group
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