Photographs from NorCal Sailing

Find here “a big fat photo gallery” from NorCal Sailing. Christine Weaver and Jonathan Gutoff, professional journalist and photographer, respectively, spent two weeks in Hanalei Bay in order to provide coverage of the 2018 Singlehanded Transpacific Yacht Race.

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In the meantime, here is Don Martin s/v Crinan II:





Recap 2 (sundry photos)

July 10, 2018

Below are Beccie ( Kynntana’s doublehanded crew), Shawn (Carliane’s baby boy) and Carliane, satisfied with the house pancakes

Below: Kitchen help

John Woodworth waiting for his daughter

After the Sea Squirrel Crew met Kynntana, they waited in the rain for Owl to arrive. And they waited. And waited. And waited. They were not sad because they were on a sailboat and they were together. But they did wait. And wait. In the rain. On the sailboat

Christine, Synthia, Dave and the photographer.


Recap I

July 10, 2018 It has been a whirlwind couple of days at Command Central, with many a luau in the yard. Here is a photo of the Tree in the backyard of the Yellow House.

This Tree is the New Tree for the Singlehanders of the 2018 Transpacific Yacht Race. As Commodore Dave says, “circumstances dictate that some changes are required”. In other words, the Hanalei Rowing club, displaced from its place at the mouth of the River, has claimed the Tree with a sign. The picnic tables have been removed to make room for their outrigger canoes, and so Tree Time has been relocated to the yard of the Little Yellow House. The advantage of the tree in the Pavilion Park was public restrooms and tradition. The advantage of the Tree in the Yard is many: two bathrooms, fluffy towels, a kitchen and covered patio with chairs and a table, etc etc. Further elaboration of the lovely abode we call the Little Yellow House will be provided in the future. For now, here are some photos from the past two days. More photos to follow, after Synthia’s pancake breakfast. Remember to check Latitude 38 and

Below find Greg Ashby on the patio

and Carliane s/v Kynntana, arriving in a squall

Mike complains. And complains. And complains

blowing 22 to 25 kts out here while you guys schmooze and drink mai tais. thats not right. to add insult to injury, i am back to the third reef. come on, i am 200 short miles from the garden isle, give me a break. and no cold beer. and no internet…….the humanity and lots of squalls too, and crappy food

Aloha, Hanalei Bay!

Come on over to Command Central and meet our sleep deprived sailors. Better still, to get the true flavor of the Singlehanded Sailing Society, swim out to the committee boat at midnight, transfer to a moving sailboat and help the skipper take down the sails. After that, everybody swims together back into shore in that lovely, warm water of Hanalei Bay. Mahalo, Hanalei Bay. We welcome your embrace.

First Three Finishers

Learning he was first to finish: Philippe on Double Espresso


Under the surfboard at the Little Yellow House

Second to finish: David Clark, happy in the Yellow House

Third to finish is Greg Ashby, photo still to come. Greg arrived early in the morning of July 6 on his Wilderness 30 Nightmare. Synthia just paddleboarded out to the Sea Squirrel and Greg just hailed her on 69 for a ride back inshore. When he hailed her, Rob MacFarlane, s/v Tiger Beetle responded, offered Greg a ride in on his dinghy. We’ll have a photo soon …

Latitude 38 article here: