Transpac 2015 Qualifying Sail News

For 2015, Transpac YC has modified the qualifying voyage that boats and crews new to the race must complete as part of their entry process.  The full language of the requirement is found in section 8.1 of the Transpac 2015 Notice of Race.  The general requirement is a sailing passage of more than 150 nautical miles which must be completed by June 1, 2015.  Transpac is very happy to note that several SoCal sailing organizations have taken this opportunity to create new coastal races which meet the Transpac qualifying standard.

The newest is the SoCal300 by Santa Barbara YC and San Diego YC and described as a serious ocean racing challenge.  With a course starting in Santa Barbara and sailing outside the Channel Islands to San Diego on the weekend of May 22nd.  More info can be had here:

The Los Angeles YC is dusting off a historic race and trophy to bring back the Tri-Island Race working with Bahia Corinthian YC on May 29th.  Starting off Pt Fermin the race goes around Santa Barbara Island, San Clemente and Catalina to a finish near Newport Beach.  More info is at: and Here.

Lastly, NOSA Ensenada Race has embarked on a new course for their "Transpac Class" by sending the group from the traditional Newport Beach start, around San Clemente and then on to Ensenada.  The start is on April 24th. The race notice can be found at:  NOSA Ensenada Qualifier

Teams entering Transpac 2015 with further questions should contact the Transpac Entry Committee at


Transpac 2015 Entry Deadline

Sadly the Standard Entry Fee date for Transpac has gone by, but, wait, it's still not too late to enter.  If you can get that boat and crew lined up for the race this Summer, you still have until June 1, 2015 to get your entry in.  We know as well and anyone how much work that can be, so don't wait around, get your entry in now, and get ready for the starts on July 13, 16, and 18!  It will be an epic race this year!

Planning for the race, parties & starts next July are in full swing.  The Honolulu Committee and Volunteers are planning on making this the best Transpac ever!  Take a look at the entry list here on the website.   Don't wait to add your name to the Transpac 2015 Entry list!  With less than 130 days until the first start. The clock is ticking!  Aloha!

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Check back often as we will be updating the Transpac 2015 Schedule of Events with new events and updated information as they become available.

Date / Time Event / Location
January 24, 2015 Safety at Sea Seminar - Long Beach YC
March 2, 2015 Last date for Fully Paid Standard Entry
April 19, 2015 How to Prepare for Transpac with John Jourdane at Los Angeles YC ** New Date **
May 2 & 3, 2015 Transpac Weather - Everything you need to know with David Burch at Los Angeles YC
May 17, 2015 Safety at Sea Seminar - Encinal YC
June 1, 2015 Last Date to pay Entry Fee for late entry
June 1, 2015 1200 PDT Deadline for Submitting Final Rating Data
June 26, 2015 Deadline for "As Built" Sails Certificate
June 27, 2015 Peter Isler - Expedition - *Tentative Date*
June 28, 2015 Deadline for Safety Inspection Completion
June 29, 2015 Last Date for Complete Race Entry Process
July 11, 2015 Skippers Meeting
July 11, 2015 Aloha Send-off Party, Long Beach
July 12, 2015 Safety at Sea Seminar - Shoreline YC
July 13, 2015 First Transpac Start
July 16, 2015 Second Tranpac Start
July 18, 2015 Third Transpac Start
TBD Fast Multihull Start, if needed
July 31, 2015 Honolulu Awards Ceremony