Ok, the spray has settled after the 2017 Transpac and wow, what an absolute blast! I have to say that our fleet comprised of 10 Santa Cruz 50s and 52s was probably one of the most competitive fleets I have race in an offshore event…. ever! The boats were all highly competitive and stacked with top tier sailors. So it makes me especially proud that our mixed team of clients and coaches was able to sail into third place! Oh, and we missed second by a mere four minutes. And only 46 minutes separated second from sixth place after 2225 miles. Now that is something.
The J/World Team aboard Hula Girl did a fantastic job all the way through. Many thanks to coaches Patrick and Paul, and congratulations to Andreas, Jimmy, Derek, Chris, Vern, and Dave! Thanks to Rick Shema (http://theweatherguy.com/) for the routing, thanks to Jeff and Tanja for the warm reception (your family rocks!!), thanks to Lauren (http://www.leialohacreative.com/) for the awesome photos, and thanks to all our friends and families for the support!
Ok, here are some photos from the trip: