Merlin Takes Transpac Lead

July 6, 1977SCYC Press

Four Class A yachts in the 2,225-mile Transpacific Los Angeles-to-Honolulu Yacht Race have averaged more than 200 miles a day Monday after the first two days of sailing. Taking the elapsed time lead was Bill Lee’s 67-foot sloop, Merlin, from Santa Cruz, with 428 miles logged after 44 hours of sailing. In second places, one … Read More

Kailua Transpac Leader

July 4, 1977SCYC Press

John B. Kilroy’s 79-foot Kialoa grabbed and early lead Saturday in the 2,225-mile Los Angeles to Honolulu Transpacific yacht race and led the 66-boat fleet to the west end of Catalina Island, the first checkpoint in the race. A 15 to 18 knot westerly that whistled up a few minutes before 1 p.m., PDT started … Read More