Back to Basics for the Singlehanded Transpacific Race Awards
By Christine Weaver | July 14, 2021 | Hanalei, HI | 0
Due to COVID restrictions still in place in Hawaii, the Singlehanded Sailing Society volunteers were unable to find a venue to host the awards for the Singlehanded Transpacific Yacht Race on July 10. (Nawiliwili Yacht Club had hosted the last couple of editions.) So the volunteers, solo sailors and various family members and supporters went to a park in Hanalei. They put together a couple of picnic tables, gathered food to go from various sources around town, and had an absolutely lovely DIY event. It was a day that exemplified the can-do spirit of the organization.
Because the event was held at Black Pot Beach, we thought it would be fun to recreate this photo from the first race in 1978.
The perpetual trophies are numerous and impressive. But when race chair Brian Boschma handed out the first prize, it was the MacGyver award.
The next award went to the final finisher.
We’ll have much more in the August issue of Latitude 38; in the meantime, check out the standings here. Green Buffalo, Perplexity and Northern Star are now sailing back to the West Coast with tracking; check out their progress here. The Cal 40 Green Buffalo returns to Richmond, while the other two are heading for the Seattle area.
This booklet is not only for first-time Ha-Ha participants. You'll find a wealth of updated information, tips, and helpful advice from the rally's sponsors and hosts, all the way from San Francisco to La Paz.