Solo TransPac Cruise-In

Summerlike and beautiful Ayala Cove, along the north shore of Angel Island, on Saturday, November 5.

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"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.

A group of Singlehanded TransPac sailors gathered with their sweethearts, supporters and race volunteers for a picnic and BBQ.

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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 Dominoand 2016’s first-to-finish Olson 30 Kato, skippered by Jiri Šenkyrík.

Jií Šenkyík of Kato (2016), his girlfriend Brianne Kwasny, and Robert MacDonald (2016) aboard the latter’s Olson 29 Nina.

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"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!"

It’s not an ironwood pine at the Hanalei Beach Pavilion on Kauai, but these Singlehanded TransPac vets found another pine tree on another Pacific island under which to relive the tradition of ‘Tree Time’. Left to right: John Woodworth (2016), Steve Hodges, Brian Boschma (2012) and Grégory Saramite (2016).

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November in California is actually sunnier than July in Hanalei, and almost as warm — no fleece or foul weather gear required.

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