Rio 100


Ragamuffin 100 finishes Transpac 2013

Honolulu, Hawaii – July 19, 2013 – At 18:17:26 today local Hawaii time, Syd Fischer’s Elliott 100 Ragamuffin 100 crossed the finish line at Diamond Head to be the fastest monohull to complete the 2225-mile course in the 2013 Transpac.

For this feat Ragamuffin and its crew of 20 will be awarded the Merlin Trophy, dedicated in 2009 by Trisha Steele and named for the Bill Lee-designed and built boat that in 1977 set a new course record that stood for 20 years and ushered in a new age of high speed offshore race boat design.

Since Ragamuffin has a canting keel, stored power is needed to lift the keel blade, and thus the boat is not eligible for manual power-only elapsed time awards such as the Barn Door Trophy.

After starting nearly one week ago on Saturday, July 13th, at Point Fermin in Los Angeles, the Australian team’s total elapsed time was 6 days 8 hours, 17 minutes, 26 seconds for an average speed over the course of 14.6 knots. This is nearly 18 hours off the existing record set in 2009 by Neville Crichton’s Reichel/Pugh 100 Alfa Romeo II, whose average speed on the course was 16.5 knots.

Photo credit: Doug Gifford/

  • 2017 Transpac Entries
  • Honolulu 2017 Schedule of Events

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Check back often as we will be updating the Transpac 2017 Schedule of Events with new events and updated information as they become available.  For any questions, please contact Transpac Entry Chair, or Race Committee.

Date / Time Event / Location
July, 2016 2017 Notice of Race Published, Entries Opened
January 21-22, 2017 Safety at Sea Seminar, San Diego
March 1, 2017 Last date for Fully Paid Standard Entry
May 30, 2017 Last Date to pay late entry - Last Date to Enter Transpac 2017
May 30, 2017 Deadline to Submit Final Rating Data
June 23, 2017 Deadline to Submit "As Built" Sail Certificates
Two Days Before Start Deadline for Completing 2017 Safety Inspection
Two Days Before Start Deadline to Complete all items in Entry Process
July 1, 2017 Skippers Meeting
July 1, 2017 Aloha Sendoff Party, Long Beach
July 2, 2017 Last Safety at Sea Seminar, Long Beach
July 3, 2017 First Transpac 2017 Start, Pt Fermin
TBD Second Transpac 2017 Start, Pt Fermin
TBD Third Transpac 2017 Start, Pt Fermin
TBD Fast Multihull Start (if needed)
July 21, 2017, 0930 Navigator's Debrief, Waikiki YC
July 21, 2017 Honolulu Awards Ceremony, The Modern Hotel
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