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San Francisco to Hanalei,  2,120 nm of solo racing, starting July 2, 2016.

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Kato Video

Word Press and Vimeo are both wonderful, free programs. They just can’t seem to work together here, or maybe I can’t figure out how to introduce them properly. Instead, simply cut and paste this into your browser, then click ENTER:

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New Friends at Tree Time

New friends at Tree Time DolfinBill

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A Sign that Kato Approaches

In the photo: Jonathan Gutoff, Christine Weaver, Dirk Hussleman, Brian Boschma and Jiri’s Bree. Would the Sea Squirrel arrive in time? We were anxious, but prepared with a back-up plan: Temerity’s dinghy. Ahoy!! A sign from above! And then Larry Conklin arrived with the infamous Sea Squirrel followed closely by Kato and Jiri! Yaaaaay!

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Bill & the General

DolfinBill and the General at the SHTP awards dinner.

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Notes on the 2016 SHTP

This is a recap to the race from the deck of Dolfin, better late than never. The Start – We’re out the Gate on the second (port) tack so that pre-race worry can be checked off. Want to get west ASAP but that plan is thwarted at Pt. Bonita where we’re becalmed for an hour. … Continue reading Notes on the 2016 SHTP

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Thank you sponsors!

Founded in 1946 in New York City as Ulmer Sails, UK Sailmakers is one of the world's most established groups of sail makers with nearly 50 lofts and service centers. It is our goal to deliver sails using the most advanced design technologies and materials. Our lofts retain the personal touch that sailors expect since all UK Sailmakers lofts are owned by local sailors, who know the needs of their sailing communities. That's why each loft prides itself in providing quick, high-quality service along with well-designed, long-lasting sails. The Singlehanded Sailing Society would like to thank Sylvain Barrielle for his generous donation of sailbags for our 2016 Transpac participants.
Sutter Health affiliates serve more than twenty Northern California counties, from the Oregon border to the San Joaquin Valley, and from the Pacific coast to the Sierra foothills. Sutter is one of the nation's leading not-for-profit health care organizations.

Our network consists of some of Northern California's most respected physician organizations, more than two dozen acute care hospitals, physician and nurse training programs, medical research facilities, region-wide home health, hospice and occupational health networks, and long term care centers.
Berkeley Marine Center is a family owned and operated, service-minded company. We value a job well done, and a satisfied client. We began operation of the boat yard at Berkeley Marina in November 1999. Our experience in all aspects of boat repair and boat building spans decades. If you’re considering a repair, maintenance project or improvement, give us a call. Cree, Julie and the Berkeley Marine staff can provide you with the expertise you require for the care and performance of your yacht.
Weather Routing Inc. (WRI) is the world leader in marine weather forecasting, providing forecasts and routing to a wide variety of clients, including: races, regattas, rallies, fishing tournaments, yachts, cargo ships, cruise lines, and marinas. All products are customized to each client and are produced by degreed and certified meteorologists with over a century of combined experience. WRI is proud to be the Official Weather Provider for the Singlehanded TransPac Race! WRI will be providing forecasts daily during the race, available via this website.
Official SHTP media sponsor Ocean Navigator Magazine. If you’re serious about sailing and find that the sailing magazines fall short, take a look at Ocean Navigator. Written for the "advanced" sailor, Ocean Navigator focuses on offshore sailing, with features on yachts and their equipment, techniques for offshore sailing, weather, ocean current strategy, exciting stories, late-breaking news, and insights from sailors worldwide.
S A I L U T I O N S aims to improve sailors experience with innovative and practical solutions. S A I L U T I O N S is able to provide custom rigging solutions, new and improved deck lay-out, boat repairs using vacuum and resin infusion techniques, as well as consultancy to help you out in your future projects. Whether you are cruising or racing, S A I L U T I O N S will offer professional and one-to-one responses to your demands!
Latitude 38, the San Francisco Bay Area-based sailing rag, has covered the Singlehanded TransPac since the very first one in 1978. This year Latitude 38\’s Racing Editor will be producing the skipper profiles and photographing our sailors. Latitude 38 has generously made the photographs and profiles available to the Singlehanded Sailing Society for use in its Official Race Program. Look for the profiles to appear in an issue of the magazine as well, plus full coverage of the race within the pages of the print magazine and its online companion, 'Lectronic Latitude. In another tradition, each skipper will receive a Latitude 38 T-shirt as a souvenir. 'We go where the wind blows!' brings you weekly stories, photos and video of sailing around the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. Our main focus is on racing. We welcome your reports and photos. Visit us at for details!
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