Transpac 97 LIVE at Transpac Row

Most recent update from Race HQ 7/12/97 PM

The record-smasher Explorer throttling back
after crossing the Diamond Head Finish Line July 12th
at 19:18:26 HST with an elapsed time of 5:09:18:26

Explorer just past the Diamond Head buoy, headed for Waikiki Beach

The now traditional? flare-up upon arrival in port at Hawaii YC
with quite the crowd on hand to welcome them ashore...

THE Traditional Transpac Greeting of leis and mai tais at HYC...
that's Skip Novak "getting lei'd" while Florence Arthaud inhales some Aloha
we'd bet it's a mighty refreshing change from the fragrances likely on the boat ;)

The press moves in...
and on the left, that's the arm of ace sail maker/reporter
Jumpin' Jimbo Maselli with the tape rollin as the ESPN guys do the askin...

Bruno Peyron, owner/co-skip - is up first... more on the words later.

Roving-reporter/navigator Skip Novak was on deck next...
Skip did a really super job keeping the fans connected
to the voyage via Wireless NetXpress direct to their website
lot's of news from them there.

Co-skipper Cam Lewis, one of the more well-known of the multihull
luminati - had some interesting observations on this record-breaking
Transpac - more on him at the website.

Check out BJ Caldwell's account of This Story
as he makes ready for a 2nd Run Round the World for The Around-Alone Record

WYC Transpac Nav Station

Last modified July 12th '97 Way Late Hawaiian Time
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