Azure

Transpac 2017

29 July 2017 | Back in Alameda
17 July 2017 | Hawaii & Waikiki Yacht Clubs
16 July 2017 | Pacific Ocean
15 July 2017 | Pacific Ocean
14 July 2017 | Pacific Ocean
13 July 2017 | Pacific Ocean
12 July 2017 | Pacific Ocean
11 July 2017 | Pacific Ocean
10 July 2017 | Pacific Ocean
09 July 2017 | Pacific Ocean
08 July 2017 | Pacific Ocean
08 July 2017 | Encinal Yacht Club
07 July 2017 | Pacific Ocean
06 July 2017 | Pacific Ocean
05 July 2017 | Pacific Ocean
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22 July 2014 | Kaneohe Yacht Club
21 July 2014 | At Sea
19 July 2014 | At Sea

Day 8 Transpac 2017

10 July 2017 | Pacific Ocean
Rodney
We are 978 miles away from Honolulu and looking forward to seeing land soon. Azure is holding on to first place, but we are heading into a zone of light air, so things will start to get interesting over the next few days. We have been seeing more and more debris from Japan as we get closer to the center of the ocean. RJ was able to get a really nice glass fishing ball during our last crossing. We see lots of fishing balls, but we are sailing by them at 8 knots, so no time to grab anything.

We crossed the halfway point of the race so we celebrated by having our halfway party with guest of honor Jim Vickers. We searched high and low for that island with the bar, but settled on having it on the boat. Tony was the master of ceremonies and we toasted the crossing with a nice magnum of champagne. Jim was a sport wearing only a coconut bra and grass skirt as he demonstrated his finest hula while surfing down waves. He is looking forward to sharing his new outfit with Jen.

Just before dinner we noticed a small tear in our Teddy Womper (spinnaker), so we quickly did a peal to get it down and make some repairs. It is our fastest spinnaker, so we need to get it back up as soon as possible. We are constantly looking for chafe or signs of wear. Two weeks of sailing takes its toll on everything.

I really like our night watches in the middle of the ocean. I will start with Jim at midnight, where we ponder everything from black holes to atomic clocks. Did you know there are two types of atomic clocks?. Then I have my shift with Tony where we talk about the finer arts of chemistry and glue. Tony really knows his glue.

So there were four guys who sailed across the ocean blue, an Engineer, Physicist, Chemist, and retired guy.... I need a good punch line.
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Vessel Name: Azure
Vessel Make/Model: Cal 40
Hailing Port: Alameda
Crew: Transpac crew:Rodney Pimentel, Ted Floyd, Tony Shaffer & Jim Vickers
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