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Transpacific Race

July 12, 2011

The big excitement here is the impending arrival of the Transpacific race boats.  The Transpacific Race is a biennial sailing race from Long Beach, California to Honolulu, Hawaii.  It’s run on alternate years to the Victoria, BC to Maui, Hawaii race.  Here in Honolulu, the Hawaii Yacht Club is the hosting club.  Hence, we’re volunteering!

So what are we doing to help out?  First off Connie is working in the ships store at the yacht club selling t-shirts, hats, souvenirs etc.  She’s doing everything except the hula.  I’ve started off working to make the offices a little more presentable.  There is an office in the middle of the parking lot that is a permanent structure.  It’s only used for the transpac race and hence tends to deteriorate when not in use.  Have to say now it looks pretty good with a new exterior paint job, new ceiling tiles and new interior paint.

Right now the boats are about 3/8ths of the way across from California and are making anywhere from 8 to 23 knots depending on wind, time of day etc.  Meanwhile at the Hawaii Yacht Club everyone’s madly building makeshift bars, decorating the rooms, getting paperwork in place, tending the garden, clearing out space for the boats and generally throwing a hand in wherever it’s needed.

More reports to be made as the boats arrive…

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Admiral Wayno stuck in the tropics... permalink
    July 13, 2011 00:43

    Looking forward to it and mucho fotos. Now I’d say get back to work but its hardly work, eh!

  2. Admiral Wayno stuck in the tropics... permalink
    July 13, 2011 05:30

    where does one step up to for PRIVATE INFORMATION ?

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