Entries by jworld

2017 Transpac Wrap Up – Congrats Team Hula Girl!

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 […]

TRANSPAC 2017 Finish Line Report

Hello to our Friends and Families! Ok, we are on the home-stretch of the 2017 Transpac.  We are aiming straight at Molokai about 10 miles out, with Oahu just in sight.  It feels good.  And boy it’s been a tough couple days.  Really shifty out here, with light breezes that require a lot of concentration […]

TRANSPAC 2017 – Third Report – Race On!!

Oh man, we have a race on out here!  We are one week into the 2017 Transpac aboard J/World’s Hula Girl, and this is fantastic sailing. Our fleet is phenomenally tight as pass the 75% mark.  Consider this: we were in fourth place a couple days ago.  We got some fishing net stuck on the […]

TRANSPAC 2017 – Second Report

Hello all from literally the middle of the Pacific!  Here’s the 2017 Transpac update #2 from J World’s Hula Girl. So earlier this evening, we passed the 1000 mile marker, and in the morning we will scoot thru the halfway point.  So right now we are farther from any speck of dry land than you […]

TRANSPAC – Report from J/World’s Hula Girl

Well all right now. It’s time to get all our family and friends caught up on the happenings out here in the deep blue Pacific. We are now about two and a half days into the 2017 Transpac and things have started to settle down enough that yours truly can take a minute to run […]

CORW 2017 Wrap Up

Ok, the spray has settled from the 2017 California Offshore Race Week, and we are here with a report of the fun! The first leg was the Spinnaker Cup, from SF to Monterrey.  We had a solid showing aboard our new boat, Cazan, with a third in class.  Nice job, team!  We had a well […]

Merlin. ‘Nuff said.

The name Merlin is iconic in the world of racing sailboats. When Bill Lee designed and built her just outside Santa Cruz, then went on to crush the competition racing to Hawaii and setting a record that would stand for 20 years,  the understanding of what defined a fast sailing yacht was completely upended.  I’ll […]

Lucky Day??

Ok, this could be your lucky day. Hula Girl, our turboed Santa Cruz 50, has a late opening for the Transpac!  This event was sold out well over a year ago, but we now have one berth open. This is probably the most iconic race in the history of sailboat racing.  And now is your […]

In Knot We Trust

Here’s a video from our friends at Scuttlebutt Sailing News showing a few essential knots. While there may be moments of fervent supplication to deities during heavy seas, we all know what we hope will hold us 🙂 VIDEO: Six knots you need to know