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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
After much preparation and anticipation, the J/World Hula Girl team is underway and racing. Watch this space for updates and reports along the way. It’s ON!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
As sailors, we cope with a lot of maintenance issues on the boats that we sail and race. Since there are so many moving parts and gear, the upkeep can get exhausting, and most of all, expensive! The relentless wind, sun and salt will eventually disintegrate our sails and covers, regardless of our protective measures. […]