Transpac Update: Azure Assists Medusa Causing Seven-Hour Delay

July 18, 2017, 10:40 AM HST (Updated July 18, 2017, 10:40 AM)

At 11:39 p.m. on Sunday, July 16, 2017, Azure the winner of Division 7, crossed Diamond Head finish line— finally—in this year’s Transpacific Yacht Race (Transpac).

The crew of Azure will be remembered as heroes in this Transpac. They went out of their way to help a fellow team, Medusa, costing them seven hours.

During the past 24 hours, Weddel, the only Russian boat to ever enter the Transpac race, skippered by Avanasy Isaev crossed the finish line.


Team Weddel, the first Russian team to participate in Transpac. Courtesy photo.


Also making it to the Diamond Head finish line was a lord from England, who sailed all the way through the Panama Canal from Great Britain to Long Beach to race in Transpac.

Many kids,  boys and girls alike, some as young as 12 years old, also crossed the finish line with their dads.


All Hawai‘i-affiliated boats having crossed the finish line at Diamond Head safely.

The final four boats will be honored with the traditional aloha welcome, during the next 12 hours in the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor at Hawaii Yacht club.

One of the yachts expected to cross the finish line early Tuesday morning, July 18, is Kastor Pollux.

For more information on Transpac, go online.

Transpac 2017 Current Leader: Invisible Hand



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