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Mirage separated from her tow in the Sausalito Channel tonight, as skipper Ben Mewes prepared to set the #3 jib. ©2010 norcalsailing.com
Updated Update: Singlehanded TransPac
June 20, 2010
The Singlehanded TransPac Race Committee reports that Sam Burns on the Catalina 309 Southernaire got a Sat phone and started the race to Kauai today, one day late. Meanwhile, Ben Mewes returned to the dock, got rid of his generator which wasn't working, and set off again after dark. He'll be charging his batteries on a big ol' solar panel that's working great on these long sunny days.
At the Sunday 2100 check-in, the fleet standings have changed a bit. Of course the 54-ft trimaran Hecla is still in the lead, but George Lythcott's Express 27 Taz!! is flying along on a south reach catching up to the leaders. The racers are only required to give a position report once a day, and most likely George was too busy to check in this morning. The Olson 30 Idefix is ahead of Taz!! by 38 miles, and Solar Wind is close by, on a very fast beginning of the race to Hanalei Bay.
For position reports, logs and more, see http://sfbaysss.org/TransPac/transpac2010/transpac_2010_index.html.