From: HoloHolo Hawai`i Marine News
Subject: Transpac Update - 7/11 with Acey Deucy still calling the bets ;)
Aloha & Greetings from Diamond Head...
Latest Standings (as of Fri (7/11) AM Rollcall)
we now return you to our regularly sheduled programming.....
And it's STILL a "horse race" out there!.....
Pos reports corrected - maps any time now..... but -
In Div II: Mirage has taken over the lead at 653 to go, making 11.6 kts, ETA Sun 14:41... with speed also off some from yest pace Kathmandu running 305 in 24 at 12.7 kts, with 657 to go - has picked up & passed Taxi Dancer knocking down her lead yest of 5, now slowing to 10.7 kts, with 658 to go, followed by Ragtime at 672 to run, making 12.1 kts, with Grand Illusion just a mile back at 673 to the line... coming along next in 6th is Orient Express, followed by Cheval 88 slipping back today to 93 miles behind the leader...
In Div III: with an ETA TODAY appx 1235, it's still Persuasion in front by only a mile (as of this AM) with Stealth Chicken in hot pursuit, continuing their duel for 2nd just minutes away now with Ralphie about 20 miles behind and Bay Wolf at 234 to Diamond Head, ETA Sat the 12th at 05:44 HST
Div IV: With an ETA 02:08 on Sun, and still calling the bets - it's Acey Deucy out in front with 392 left to run, followed by Pegasus XIV at 532, still making good time despite their jerry-rig and looking good for a 1st in their class... and Silver Girl still back there, with 986 to go - out of the "expressway" now, making only 5.4 kts....
In the Multihull race (well, it was a race ;) - it's still Explorer at only 614 to go, 414 on the 24 hr - backing off a bit to 17.7 from yest blistering 18.3 kts, again opening up her lead to 105 miles ahead of Lakota, the trimaran moving now at 16.6 kts at 719 to the finish line, showing an ETA (right now anyway ;) of Sat 15:41 & Sun 00:25 respectively -->
catch it all "LIVE" at the Waikiki YC Transpac Nav Station:
To view yachts positions within fleet, select on left
For full list of boat/crew data, with links to home port clubs,
For Weather Forecasts select below
then if you load the files in the proper order, it's quite the show to go back'n forth 'tween the maps - try it! -
Team Virtual doing an amazing job again this year....
be sure and give the ladies aboard
Pegasus XIV a cheer -
and now back to the bilge...
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