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Weather & Tactics Seminar

The 18th Singlehanded TransPac, a 2,120-mile romp from San Francisco Bay to Hanalei Bay on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, is slated to start on June 30, which means racers are undoubtedly working furiously to ready their boats, not to mention themselves. Pacific Cup racers have a wee bit more time to prepare, as that race’s first start is on July 16, but they’re likely up to their eyeballs in alligators as well. Regardless, if there’s one prep seminar they all should make time for, the Solo TransPac’s ‘Weather & Tactics’ seminar tomorrow evening is the one. Presented by 15-time Hawaii racer Paul Kamen (one SHTP, one TransPac and 14 Pacific Cups), the talk will cover typical weather patterns for the course and tactics on using them to your advantage.

Waterspouts are a rare occurrence on Hawaii races.

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Doors at OYC open tomorrow (Thursday) at 6:30 p.m. and the talk starts at 7. As usual, the event is free and open to the general public — Pacific Cup racers are especially welcome — and will feature a no-host bar.

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