Pegasus sets the new Transpac double-handed world record!

The record for double-handing the Transpacific Yacht Race from Los Angeles to Honolulu has been broken. At 4:38:35 am HST today, Philippe Kahn and Mark “Crusty” Christensen, crossed the Diamond Head finish line in the Open 50, Pegasus 50, in a record time of 7 days, 19 hours, 38 minutes and 35 seconds. They shaved over two and a half days off of the previous record set by Howard Gordon and Jay Crum in 2001 also with an Open 50, Etranger in the most enduring and greatest ocean race in the world covering 2,225 nautical miles from Los Angeles to Honolulu.

Pegasus sets the new Transpac double-handed world record!

Pegasus sets the new Transpac double-handed world record!

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MotionX-GPS Waypoint: Track across the Pacific

Philippe uses MotionX-GPS on the iPhone 3G and is sharing with you the following waypoint:

Name: Track across the Pacific

Date: Jul 12, 2009 9:23 pm

Location:

Latitude: 22º 20′ 12″ N

Longitude: 155º 53′ 52″ W

Altitude: 5 ft

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MotionX-GPS Waypoint: Track across the Pacific

MotionX-GPS Waypoint: Track across the Pacific

Here is a chart of our race so far. We are on track to beat the long standing record in a similar boat set in 2001 by ov er two days! That’s more than a 20% gain. We’re pleased but focussed on the last 12 hours of this race. They count just as much as the prior 168 hours!

MotionX-GPS Waypoint: Layline to Molokai Channel

Philippe uses MotionX-GPS on the iPhone 3G and is sharing with you the following waypoint:

150 miles to go, finish line on the bow

Name: Layline to Molokai Channel

Date: Jul 12, 2009 7:42 pm

Location:

Latitude: 22º 35′ 01″ N

Longitude: 155º 37′ 12″ W

Altitude: 9 ft

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