Transpac 2015 Upcoming Seminars

Some great seminars for Transpac Racers and others interested coming up in the next few months.  Watch this space for more news as they become available.  They will also be listed on the Schedule of Events located here.

The Transpac team, led by navigating and sailor superstar John Jourdane will present a Transpac Preparation seminar at Los Angeles YC on Sunday April 19th.  John's many years experience and many Pacific crossings have left him with a wealth of knowledge to share.  His specialty this time wil be talking about emergency steering systems.  How to prepare, what works, and what doesn't work.  (Hint - You want the former!)  You can click here to register, and click here for the flyer and more info.  Following the seminar, the bar at LAYC will be open for some snacks and a cool drink and an opportunity to talk to the presenters and compare notes with some of the crews from other boats.  It's a good one to not miss!

Transpac Preparation Seminar - April 19



Once again, The Transpac team has scheduled an informative and interesting seminar for Transpac racers.  The Transpac Weather and Navigation Seminar will be held over the weekend of May 2 and 3, 2015 at Los Angeles YC.  Presented by David Burch, author of "Modern Marine Weather" in two afternoon sessions it is bound to be a valuable event for the Navigators, Skippers, and crews of the upcoming Transpac race to Honolulu.


Transpac Weather and Navigation Seminar - May 2 -3 
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  Be sure to watch this space and the Schedule of Events, more good stuff coming soon.
Next up: Peter Isler presents Navigation with Expedition - June.

Relentless SambaPaTi


Transpac 2015 Qualifying Sail News

For 2015, Transpac YC has modified the qualifying voyage that boats and crews new to the race must complete as part of their entry process.  The full language of the requirement is found in section 8.1 of the Transpac 2015 Notice of Race.  The general requirement is a sailing passage of more than 150 nautical miles which must be completed by June 1, 2015.  Transpac is very happy to note that several SoCal sailing organizations have taken this opportunity to create new coastal races which meet the Transpac qualifying standard.

The newest is the SoCal300 by Santa Barbara YC and San Diego YC and described as a serious ocean racing challenge.  With a course starting in Santa Barbara and sailing outside the Channel Islands to San Diego on the weekend of May 22nd.  More info can be had here:

The Los Angeles YC is dusting off a historic race and trophy to bring back the Tri-Island Race working with Bahia Corinthian YC on May 29th.  Starting off Pt Fermin the race goes around Santa Barbara Island, San Clemente and Catalina to a finish near Newport Beach.  More info is at: and NOR and sign up Here.

Lastly, NOSA Ensenada Race has embarked on a new course for their "Transpac Class" by sending the group from the traditional Newport Beach start, around San Clemente and then on to Ensenada.  The start is on April 24th. The race notice can be found at:  NOSA Ensenada Qualifier

Teams entering Transpac 2015 with further questions should contact the Transpac Entry Committee at


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Check back often as we will be updating the Transpac 2015 Schedule of Events with new events and updated information as they become available.

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 ** New Date **
May 2 & 3, 2015 Transpac Weather - Everything you need to know 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 Peter Isler - Expedition - *Tentative Date*
June 28, 2015 Deadline for Safety Inspection Completion
June 29, 2015 Last Date for Complete Race Entry Process
July 11, 2015 Skippers Meeting
July 11, 2015 Aloha Send-off Party, Long Beach
July 12, 2015 Safety at Sea Seminar - Shoreline YC
July 13, 2015 First Transpac Start
July 16, 2015 Second Tranpac Start
July 18, 2015 Third Transpac Start
July 29, 2015 Mt. Gay Rum Party - Waikiki YC
July 30, 2015 Hawaii Yacht Club Party
July 31, 2015 Honolulu Awards Ceremony - The Modern Hotel, After Parties YCs
August 1, 2015 Kaneohe YC Party & Plywood Cup Regatta