Tag: Transpac

Transpac 2017

It’s all downwind from here! The downwind sailing race, Transpac, has already finished for the fastest few. Meanwhile, the rest of the sailboats are over the halfway point, as they continue to battle from San Pedro, California to Oahu, Hawai‘i. The first known invitation to race across the Pacific Ocean, came from the last King […]

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Mighty Merloe – New Transpac Record

Mighty Merloe, a 60ft trimaran, was the first to finish the 2017 Transpacific race from Los Angeles to Honolulu. Showing off some mighty speed, Mighty Merloe established a new Transpac record, crossing the Pacific in 4 days 7 hours and 3 minute. After a 20 year stronghold, the previous multihaul record of 5 days 19 […]

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The Mega Expedition

There is no shortage of stories on the Pacific garbage patch and the issues associated with plastic pollution in our oceans. Net tows in the 1970’s foretold the accumulation of ocean garbage patches. So how do we solve this problem? The Mega Expedition manta net used to assess plastic particles in the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” The best […]

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