RAGAMUFFIN 100 FASTEST MONOHULL IN TRANSPAC 2013

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/ultimatesailing.com

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Date / Time Event / Location
January 24, 2015 Safety at Sea Seminar - Long Beach YC
March 2, 2015 Last date for Fully Paid Standard Entry
April 19, 2015 How to Prepare for Transpac with John Jourdane at Los Angeles YC
May 2 & 3, 2015 Transpac Weather & Navigation with David Burch at Los Angeles YC
May 17, 2015 Safety at Sea Seminar - Encinal YC
June 1, 2015 Last Date to pay Entry Fee for late entry
June 1, 2015 1200 PDT Deadline for Submitting Final Rating Data
June 26, 2015 Deadline for "As Built" Sails Certificate
June 27, 2015  1800 PDT Peter Isler - Expedition - Los Angeles YC
June 28, 2015 Deadline for Safety Inspection Completion
June 29, 2015 Last Date for Complete Race Entry Process
July 11, 2015 1000 PDT Skipper Bag & Tracker Hand Out - Shoreline YC - 10am to 2pm
July 11, 2015  1530 PDT Skippers Meeting - Long Beach Aquarium - 3:30pm
July 11, 2015  1700 PDT Aloha Send-off Party, Gladstone's Restaurant - Pine Ave Pier - 5pm
July 12, 2015 Safety at Sea Seminar - Shoreline YC
July 13, 2015  1300 PDT First Transpac Start
July 16, 2015  1300 PDT Second Tranpac Start
July 18, 2015  1230 & 1300 PDT Third Transpac Start
July 29, 2015 Mt. Gay Rum Party - Waikiki YC
July 30, 2015 Hawaii Yacht Club Bacardi Rum Okole Maluna Party!
July 31, 2015 Honolulu Awards Ceremony - The Modern Hotel, After Parties YCs
August 1, 2015 Kaneohe YC Party & Plywood Cup Regatta