MotionX Launches 2.0 Version of Popular MotionX-Sleep App

SANTA CRUZ, CA–(Marketwire – Apr 19, 2012) – Fullpower®-MotionX® today announced its 2.0 update of the popular MotionX-Sleep App for iPhone and iPod touch, adding five new enhancements based on direct user feedback. MotionX-Sleep is a next-generation health and fitness app that tracks your sleep and daily activity directly from your iPhone or iPod touch.

http://news.motionx.com/motionx-sleep/2012/04/19/motionx-launches-2-0-version-of-popular-motionx-sleep-app/

Introducing MotionX-Sleep for iPhone and iPod touch: Sleep Better, Wake Up Refreshed and Be More Active

SANTA CRUZ, CA— March 8, 2012 — Fullpower®-MotionX® is proud to introduce the MotionX-Sleep App for iPhone and iPod touch, available now on the App Store. MotionX-Sleep is the next-generation health and fitness app that tracks your sleep and daily activity directly from your iPhone or iPod touch.

http://news.motionx.com/motionx-sleep/2012/03/08/introducing-motionx-sleep-for-iphone-and-ipod-touch-sleep-better-wake-up-refreshed-and-be-more-active/

Transpac 2011

Click to View the Official Pegasus Results and Race Log

Q and A time With Pegasus’s Philippe Kahn,

Published on 07-09-2011 06:18 AM

Earlier this year we got a glimpse of the past playing with the future when Philippe Kahn’s freshly remodified Alan Andrew’s 70′ came out of the shed from Southern California’s Dencho Marineand dubbed the “Waikiki 70”. The Pegasus program has had a virtual armada of boats which have competed in the Transpac or Pacific Cup Races, ranging from the 77′ “Super Sled”, a turboed 70′, a TP 52 and most recently an Open 50 which Philippe doublehanded across the Pacific.

We were able to catch Philippe working at his nav station just after the start of the low raters in the Point Fermin to Diamond Head Race and get some keener insights into this latest edition of the Pegasus Fleet.

What spurned the idea of the Waikiki 70?

PK- “Surfing to Honolulu. Sailing down the waves as opposed to reaching fast across them.”

There are 7 “Sleds” in division 3 of this years Transpac (If you include Cheetah) ranging in rating from 82.221 to 93.873,
What would be the ideal target range for the Waikiki-70’s?

PK- I’m really not sure. I’m used to sailing dinghies, skiffs and one-design keel boats. We focused on getting the boat close to the original specs while using contemporary deck and interior layouts.

How much in terms of modifications were involved in bringing Pegasus Motion X into the “Box” ? (Reduction in Mast, boom, scoops or overhangs, keel mods etc?)

PK- Chopped the mast, spinnaker pole, got rid of the bow sprit, shortened the keel. Everything to get close to an original sled.

Are there some established tolerences and guidelines existing, and if so what would they be?
PK- The Southern California fleet has been using ORR with success. That works.

Of the top of your head how many “70”ish sleds were originally produced, and later modified or turboed, any educated estimates of how many boats are still out there which could be demodified or deturboed and fit into the fleet? (Including Great Lakes and Seattle Area Boats)

PK- There are more than 20 I believe.

Any other owners potentially getting onboard so to speak?

PK We hear that they are. The great racing on this Transpac will help.

Rumour has it Pegasus has self leveling (rotating port to starboard) nav station, can you give us details on that?

PK sorry to disappoint, the boat is very simple and practical. No high tech moving parts.

Any other upgrades during the modification process that makes her unique?

PK We focused on making her a beautiful classic. The classical surfing sled.

Are plans/hopes for the fleet to compete in additional down hill events, ie Spinnaker Cup, Coastal Cup, Mexican Races?

PK- All good possibilities.

You’ll be racing with 11 on this boat after several years in Transpac and Pac Cup just double handed, how do you compare the difference, and are the long distance double handed events a thing of the past?

PK I like change. We established two good double handed Transpacific records. We thought that it would be fun to surf to Honolulu with 10 friends. I love double- handed racing. There will be more

Thanks Philippe, good luck and happy surfing!

Pegasus-MotionX, with Philippe Kahn and Mark Christensen smash double handed Transpacific record by more than 2 days

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.

Click here for the Official Pegasus Race Log

Pegasus Sets New Double-Handed San Francisco to Hawaii Record

Read the Skipper’s race log here

HONOLULU, HI–(Marketwire – July 30, 2008) – The Waikiki Yacht Club announced today that Skipper Philippe Kahn, with co-skipper Richard Clarke of Canada, set a new record for the 2008 Pacific Cup race of 7 days, 15 hours, 17 minutes and 50 seconds. The prior record was set by Volvo Ocean Race winner Stan Honey in 1992.

Commenting on the record, Honey said, “Congratulations on beating my DH record from 1992, of 8 days, 20 hours, 47min set on the Santa Cruz 70 Mongoose. Nicely done!”

Crossing the finish line just before sunrise, the Pegasus Open 50 had the fastest elapsed time of all 61 boats, including fully crewed racing machines that ranged from 45 feet to 73 feet in length.

“Just the two of us, it’s so rewarding and real,” said Kahn. “We had a great side bet and competition with Dave Ullman and Adrienne Cahalan on Holua, a fully crewed SC-70. This is some of the best sailing that I have ever done. Richard is an awesome teammate!”

A Fast, Wild Ride

The start Saturday was a picture-perfect afternoon, windy with a strong ebb tide. A powerful North Pacific gale hit the fleet during the first 36 hours of the race. There were breakages and injuries. “This is what sailing is all about — endurance, survival, strength and intelligence. With gusts more than 40 knots, this race was a test for every crew. Richard and I are a great team. We really complement each other, and sailing double-handed is an amazing intense experience. You are on twenty-four by seven,” stated Kahn.

Squall after squall and hole after hole, the skippers wondered if they made the right navigational decisions, especially just after sundown on July 23, when the Pegasus flying at 25 knots ran over a large fishing net, bringing the boat to a stop and putting the kite in the water, which ultimately wrapped around the keel. “Up until this point we’d been pretty lucky, but now we were in for trouble,” Kahn said. “It was dark and we needed to get that sail off the keel. Because of the darkness, we couldn’t dive in the ocean to free the boat, especially double-handed, so we did what we could from above, pulling, pushing, grinding, cutting, yanking and winching.” Exhausted, but determined to not give up, the duo finally succeeded after 11 tries. The Pegasus continued charging toward Honolulu.

The Sailboat and Crew

The Pegasus 50 is an Owen Clarke designed Open 50 acquired by Pegasus Racing in 2007. After an extensive refit, it was christened as Pegasus and launched in San Francisco. To train for the double-handed race, Kahn and Clarke developed all the skill-sets usually covered by a full racing crew. Ultimately they competed successfully against full racing crews in the Pacific Cup.

Kahn, a well-known technology visionary and most recently creator of MotionX applications for the Apple iPhone 3G, said, “The race isn’t about technical equipment; it is about good old-fashioned navigation skills, which includes tracking the clouds and squalls. You must find the balance between sailing minimal distances and extending south to find more breeze. I’ve been in these high mid-Pacific ridges nine times before, but it is different every time. Luckily, I learned navigation skills from the best, Mark ‘Rudi’ Rudiger, one of the most sought-after ocean racing navigators in the world. Rudi passed away earlier this month; this race and record are dedicated to Rudi and his family.”

About the Pacific Cup

Started in 1980, the Pacific Cup race has attracted sailors of all stripes, from the hard-core ocean racer to the family ready and prepared for a true adventure. Stan Honey, Philippe Kahn and other luminaries in the sport have taken home Pacific Cup trophies, as have many family enterprises. The 2008 race was one of the most heavily attended in recent years, with 61 entries from 24 to 73 feet competing for a range of trophies including the Pacific Cup itself for best corrected time over the 2070-mile course from San Francisco to Honolulu. For more information, visit www.pacificcup.org.

About Pegasus Racing

Pegasus Racing is a world-class one-design sailboat racing team made up of some of the finest sailors in the sport. Led by Philippe Kahn, successes range from winning the Melges 24 Worlds twice (2003 and 2007), to winning the Transpac (2001 and 2003) and setting the Pacific Cup double handed record (2008). For more information on Pegasus Racing visit www.pegasus.com

Note to editors:
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Pegasus Wins the 18′ Skiff European Championships

Pegasus Wins the 18′ Skiff European Championships (European Grand-Prix)

The last two days of the European 18ft Skiff Grand Prix on Lake Garda have had mixed conditions. Wednesday bought with it some lighter conditions, with the only race of the day sailed in a building 6-9knot breeze. But no change at the front of the fleet as the ever consistent Pegasus Racing (USA) posted another bullet. The improving Pindar Radii (GBR) team got close, but never managed to overall Howie Hamlin, and light air expert Stefan Rueger sailing UTI (SWI) finally posted a good result with a third. Grant Rollerson in De Longhi (AUS) had a shocker in 16th and this had the overall impact of moving Pindar Radii up to 4th overall, with Pegasus Racing (USA), Yandoo (AUS) and GE Commercial (GBR) keeping their podium placings. A second race was started but after the first leg the wind vanished resulting in a mass pile up at the leeward mark and the inevitable abandonement.

Thursday looked much more promising – sunshine and a large bank of cummulus clouds rising in the mountains in the North … perfect Ora conditions. With the prospect of the long distance race as well the teams geared themselves up for a long day on the water. As a warm up to the marathon race, a normal windward-leeward was run in a nice 10-12 knot breeze on the opposite side of Campione, near Malcesine. Some Musto Skiffs preparing for their World Championships there next week felt a little underpowered when the 18ft Skiffs blew through their patch! Pegasus Racing did not put a foot wrong again, and although never more 30 secs in front of the chasing bunch managed to keep ahead and record their sixth ace of the series. Jarrod Simpson in TMF (GBR) come back on song for this race posting a second, with Pindar Radii hot on their heels. John Winning in Yandoo put in another strong performance in 4th while GE Commercial struggled again finishing in 6th.

And so to the long distance – over 24 miles criss-crossing Lake Garda with a mixture of upwinds, tight reaches and blasting downwinds …. Garda’s equivalent to a Sydney Harbour bash. With the breeze getting up to 12-14knots, Pegasus Racing led the fleet up the first long beat from just north of Malcesine Castle with the island of Trimelone. The wind was split across the course and this resulted in teams coming out of both corners of the beat. Yandoo, TMF and SELS (GBR) were then closely followed by Pindar Radii, PICA (GBR) and a rare appearance of the Hungarian team HUN18 who picked out a right hand shift to perfection to round in the leading bunch. A downwind leg to the northern island of Ulivo was folllowed by a long fetch across the lake to the Campione side for a windward-leeward. The fleet then had long full power reach back across the lake before a long beat back up to the finish of Campione. Pegasus Racing kept their composure and scored another convincing win, effectivelly handing them the title for the scond year in a row. The battle for second place overall is now hotting up as Yandoo finished 2nd and Pindar Radii socred another 3rd. GE Commercial finished eventually 7th after their mainsheet parted, and this now means only six points seperate these teams for 2nd place overall with three races planned for Friday – all to play for!

Overall results after day 5 (10 races, 2 discards, 25 competitors)
1st Pegasus Racing (USA) 8 pts
2nd Yandoo (AUS) 24pts
3rd Pindar Radii (GBR) 29pts
4th GE Commercial Finance (GBR) 30 pts
5th TMF (GBR) 39 pts

Pegasus Wins 2007 Fullpower Melges 24 World Championship

Pegasus Racing Wins the 2007 Fullpoer Melges 24 World Championship in Santa Cruz, California!

http://www.melges24worlds2007.com/

Race Results

2007 Melges 24 World Championship Regatta
Santa Cruz Yacht Club, California, USA, May 05 – 12 2007

2007 Fullpower Melges 24 Worlds Race Results
POSITION
BOAT NAME
SAIL NUMBER
HELMSMAN
1
Pegasus 505 USA David Ullman
2
Full Throttle USA Brian Porter
3
EFG/GroupPartouche FRA Benjamin Cohen
4
Joe Fly ITA Giovanni Maspero
5
Bete Bossini ITA Amadori Ezio
6
Team Barbarians GBR Stuart Simpson
7
Pegasus 575 USA Mark Christensen
8
Altea ITA Andrea Racchelli
9
Gannet USA Othmar Mueller von Blumencron
10
West Marine Rigging USA Scott Holmgren
11
Pegasus 492 USA Shark Kahn
12
Excellent GBR John Pollard
13
Monsoon USA Bruce Ayres
14
Courage X GER Edwin Eich
15
Jam Jam GBR Michelle Brachet
16
Giacomel Audi Racing ITA Riccardo Simoneschi
17
Pegasus 678 USA Philippe Kahn
18
Natural Mojo GBR Miles Quinton
19
WTF USA Alan Field
20
Bateauneuf GBR Eamonn ONolan
21
Rock n Roll USA Argyle Campbell
22
Ego USA Donald Jesberg
23
All or None USA Chris Doubek
24
Team Gill GBR Simon Strauss
25
Airis ITA Cesare Bressan
26
Taboo USA Stephen Pugh
27
Go Dogs Go! USA Tim Hawkins
28
Derivative USA Mark Surber
29
Grinder USA Jeff Littfin
30
Smokin USA Kevin Clark
31
680 USA Douglas Forster
32
Black Seal GBR Richard Thompson
33
Personal Puff USA Dan Hauserman
34
Sofa King Fast USA Bret Gripenstraw / Dennis Bassano
35
12HappyThoughts USA David Brede
36
Lounge Act USA Loren Colahan
37
Brick House USA Kristen Lane
38
Matilda AUS Richard Leslie
39
Wheres Bob USA Robert Tennant
40
O-Positive USA Orion Pritchard
41
Bacon USA Matt MacGregor
42
Goose n duck USA Paul Bennett
43
Flygfisk USA Tom Kassberg
44
Gazoo USA Geoffrey Pierini
45
Tamarack Racing USA Jeff Lindheim / Sam Vasquez
46
Pullen Realty Group USA Jim Granger
47
Cool Beans USA Gary Stuntz
48
Wiggle Room USA Chris Johnson
49
Karma USA George Roland
50
Chillout USA Jim Golden / Brad Jungels
51
Flexi Flyer 2 USA Mitchell Wells
52
Nothing Ventured USA Thomas Klenke
53
Trailblazer USA Dave Emberson
54
Partygirl USA Ryan Mitchell
55
BRD USA Paul Clifford
56
Wuuf Daddy USA Dean Daniels
57
Twisted Mister USA Keith Grzelak
58
Bones USA Robert Harf
2007 Fullpower Melges 24 Corinthian Worlds Race Results
POSITION
BOAT NAME
SAIL NUMBER
HELMSMAN
1
Gannet USA Othmar Mueller von Blumencron
2
Monsoon USA Bruce Ayres
3
Courage X GER Edwin Eich
4
Bateauneuf GBR Eamonn ONolan
5
Taboo USA Stephen Pugh
6
Derivative USA Mark Surber
7
Smokin USA Kevin Clark
8
Grinder USA Jeff Littfin
9
Black Seal GBR Richard Thompson
10
Personal Puff USA Dan Hauserman
11
Sofa King Fast USA Bret Gripenstraw / Dennis Bassano
12
Lounge Act USA Loren Colahan
13
Bacon USA Matt MacGregor
14
Flygfisk USA Tom Kassberg
15
Tamarack Racing USA Jeff Lindheim / Sam Vasquez
16
Karma USA George Roland
17
Chillout USA Jim Golden / Brad Jungels
18
Flexi Flyer 2 USA Mitchell Wells
19
Trailblazer USA Dave Emberson
20
Partygirl USA Ryan Mitchell
21
BRD USA Paul Clifford
22
Twisted Mister USA Keith Grzelak
23
Wuuf Daddy USA Dean Daniels
24
Bones USA Robert Harf
Pre-Worlds Race Results
POSITION
BOAT NAME
SAIL NUMBER
HELMSMAN
1 West Marine Rigging USA Scott Holmgren
2 Bateauneuf GBR Eamonn ONolan
3 Pegasus 492 USA Shark Kahn
4 Pegasus 575 USA Mark Christenses
5 Jam Jam GBR Michelle Brachet
6 Monsoon USA Bruce Ayres
7 Excellent GBR John Pollard
8 Full Throttle USA Brian Porter
9 Pegasus 505 USA David Ullman
10 Pegasus 678 USA Philippe Kahn
11 Joe Fly ITA Giovanni Maspero
12 All or None USA Chris Doubek
13 Rock n Roll USA Argyle Campbell
14 680 USA Douglas Forster
15 Sofa King Fast USA Bret Gripenstraw  / Dennis Bassano
16 12HappyThoughts USA David Brede
17 O-Positive USA Orion Pritchard
18 WTF USA Alan Field
19 Go Dogs Go! USA Tim Hawkins
20 Gazoo USA Geoffrey Pierini
20 Giacomel Audi Racing ITA Riccardo Simoneschi
22 Courage X GER Edwin Eich
23 Team Gill GBR Simon Strauss
24 Flygfisk USA Tom Kassberg
25 GroupPartoucheCasino FRA Benjamin Cohen
26 Partygirl USA Ryan Mitchell
27 Cool Beans USA Gary Stuntz
27 Flexi Flyer 2 USA Mitchell Wells
29 Taboo USA Stephen Pugh
30 Gannet USA Othmar Mueller von Blumencron
31 Altea ITA Andrea Racchelli
32 TBD USA Matt MacGregor
33 Trailblazer USA Dave Emberson
34 Derivative USA Mark Surber
35 Grinder USA Jeff Littfin
36 Brick House USA Kristen Lane
37 Team Barbarians GBR Stuart Simpson
38 Wheres Bob USA Robert Tennant
39 Tamarack Racing USA Jeff Lindheim / Sam Vasquez
40 Goose n duck USA Paul Bennett
41 Airis USA Cesare Bressan
42 Bete Bossini ITA Amadori Ezio
43 Smokin USA Kevin Clark
44 Personal Puff USA Dan Hauserman
45 Matilda AUS Richard Leslie
46 Nothing Ventured USA Thomas Klenke
46 Wuuf Daddy USA Dean Daniels
48 Black Seal GBR Richard Thompson
49 Mojo GBR Miles Quinton
50 Lounge Act USA Loren Colahan
51 Wiggle Room USA Chris Johnson
52 Karma USA George Roland
53 Bones USA Robert Harf
54 Ego USA Donald Jesberg
54 Chillout USA Jim Golden  / Brad Jungels
54 Twisted Mister USA Keith Grzelak
54 BRD USA Paul Clifford
54 Pullen Realty Group USA Jim Granger
Final Series Results – Corinthian Division
POSITION
BOAT NAME
SAIL NUMBER
HELMSMAN
1 Bateauneuf GBR Eamonn ONolan
2 Monsoon USA Bruce Ayres
3 Sofa King Fast USA Bret Gripenstraw  / Dennis Bassano
4 Flygfisk USA Tom Kassberg
5 Partygirl USA Ryan Mitchell
6 Flexi Flyer 2 USA Mitchell Wells
7 Courage X GER Edwin Eich
8 TBD USA Matt MacGregor
8 Trailblazer USA Dave Emberson
10 Gannet USA Othmar Mueller von Blumencron
10 Taboo USA Stephen Pugh
12 Derivative USA Mark Surber
13 Grinder USA Jeff Littfin
14 Tamarack Racing USA Jeff Lindheim / Sam Vasquez
15 Personal Puff USA Dan Hauserman
16 Wuuf Daddy USA Dean Daniels
17 Smokin USA Kevin Clark
18 Lounge Act USA Loren Colahan
19 Karma USA George Roland
20 Bones USA Robert Harf
21 Chillout USA Jim Golden / Brad Jungels
21 Twisted Mister USA Keith Grzelak
21 BRD USA Paul Clifford
21 Pullen Realty Group USA Jim Granger