Azure

Transpac 2017

17 July 2017 | Hawaii & Waikiki Yacht Clubs
16 July 2017 | Pacific Ocean
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09 July 2017 | Pacific Ocean
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07 July 2017 | Pacific Ocean
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21 July 2014 | At Sea
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18 July 2014 | At Sea

Day 9 Transpac 2017

11 July 2017 | Pacific Ocean
Rodney
We are about 800 miles away from Honolulu and all is well on board. We are still in first place for our division so far. Today the sun finally came out and Tony saw his favorite albatross to start the day. Our next challenge will be to determine our gibe mark to head for Hawaii. You do not want to wait too early or too late, so we are doing a bunch of calculations to determine the correct time.

We received a distress call from the Santa Cruise 52 Medusa at about 11:30am this morning. They reported their fuel was contaminated with water, they were out of power, and were requesting assistance. We measured the fuel we had and offered 5 gallons, and we converged for the transfer at about 4:30 pm - I am sure the yellow brick must show us stopped for some time. Transferring fuel in the middle of the pacific in 18 knots of wind with big swells is not easy. Then we had to figure out how to get the fuel out of our tank. Luckily Medusa had and electric transfer pump and some empty containers. They put everything in a big drybag with a fender attached and sailed by to toss in on Azure. We successfully transferred at least 5 gallons of diesel, in milk containers, OJ containers, and spent motor oil containers. We were able to set everything afloat and they were able to swing by and pick it up. Medusa radioed us later to say every thing was ok, the engine was running and batteries were charging.

The clouds out here in the middle of the ocean are really nice. You can see under them forever, so they make for great sunsets and create some unusual shapes. Jim cracked me up this morning looking at one strange cloud - "Angry Birds" he yelled.
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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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