"We had a great group of Singlehanded TransPac alumni show up at the reunion get-together at Ayala Cove on Angel Island Saturday," reports Randy Leasure of the Westsail 32 Tortuga. Four boats arrived around noon, but not necessarily singlehanded. As this was just a social cruise-in, crews were allowed.
Boats making the scene included Steve Hodges’ Islander 36 Frolic (2012, 2014), Brett Suwyn’s Cavalier 36 Althea (2016), Robert MacDonald’s Olson 29 Nina (2016), and Randy Leasure’s Westsail 32 Tortuga (2012, 2016). Also on hand was the legendary Skip Allan (1978, 2008), 2016 overall winner David Herrigel from the Wilderness 30 Domino, and 2016’s first-to-finish Olson 30 Kato, skippered by Jiri Šenkyrík.
"After swapping sea stories and tips on trying to assimilate back to the 9-to-5 after the adventure of a lifetime, the question of the day was who was planning on sailing in the 2018 SHTP," said Leasure. "There seems to be plenty of interest, and we very well may see a lot of these SHTP veterans rejoin the race to Hanalei Bay, Kauai, in 2018!"