Note: We’ll have exclusive daily reports from Ryan Breymaier as they attempt to get it…
The 73′ Tritium takes off on a world-record breaking attempt to travel more than 2,225 nautical miles in less than 4 1/2 days during the Transpac. Owner John Sangmeister skippers the ORMA 73, named Lending Club for this race, joined by a crew of nine including Ryan Breymaier, captain, Gino Morrelli, watch captain, Will Oxley, navigator, and Howie Hamlin.
The current Transpacific Yacht Race record was set by Bruno Peyron in 1997 aboard Commodore Explorer, an 86-foot catamaran, in five days, nine hours, 18 minutes, and 26 seconds. Photo courtesy of Gladstone’s Long Beach / Tritium Racing.
Track ’em here (with a very lame 6 hour delay. Thanks again TPYC!