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In June 2014, I will be taking part in a solo, non-stop, unassisted race to Hawaii aboard my sailing vessel 'General Trees'. The Singlehanded Transpac has been described by some as a "A bug light for weirdos". Follow me and my fellow “bug light weirdos” as we prepare our boats and ourselves for the downwind run to Hawaii.





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Where Have All The Small Boats Gone???

March 29th, 2010

With just under 80 days until the start of the 2010 Singlehanded Transpac…the fleet is starting to come together…Here is the latest post from our Race Chair Bob Johnston:

“At this time there are 18 skippers in various stages of signing up. There are a couple others (I know of) who are on the fence but leaning towards Hanalei, and entries are open until April 17th. If you are planning to race please send me at least an entry form so I can add you to my e-mail list. It will also help with race planning.

Here are the skippers who have sent me money, which talks:

Max Crittenden “Solar Wind” Martin 32, San Francisco
Paul Nielsen “Culebra” Olson 34, Sausalito
Al Germain “Bandicoot” WylieCat 30, Richmond
Gary Gould “Pakele” Islander 36, Oxnard
Adrian Johnson “Idefix” Olson 30, Seattle
Sam Burns “Southernaire” Catalina 309, Alameda
Barry Ruff “Rage” Wylie 39, Vancouver, B.C.
Ben Mewes “Mirage” Black Soo, Alameda
George Lythcott “Taz!” Express 27, Alameda
Ronnie Simpson “Warriors Wish” Jutson 30, San Diego
AJ Goldman “Second Verse” Cascade 36, Coyote Point
Jeanne Socrates “Nereida” Najad 380, Guernsey, U.K. (via So. Africa)
Jak Mang “Maitreya” Atkin Ingrid, Berkeley

Others who have declared their intention to enter:

Eva Drangsholt “Fri” Able 34 Custom, Oslo, Norway (via Seattle)
Adam Correa “Blue Moon” Int’l Folkboat, Sausalito
John Hayward “Dream Chaser” Valiant 40, San Francisco
Lou Freeman “Seabird” Swan 51, San Diego
Jeff Lebesch “Hecla” Hammerhead 54, Oakland

Welcome to the SHTP Class of 2010!”

Talking with Veterans of this race…as we get even closer to the start…the bug light weirdos  start coming out of the woodwork :) I’m hoping for a few more smaller, waterline challenged boats, to match race Blue Moon across the pond. I would prefer to match race  a Contessa 26, Albin Vega 27, Pearson Triton 28, or even a Pearson Ariel 26 :) We will see…

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