The 2019 offshore racing season continues to see J/121 teams developing their
knowledge and maximizing their offshore speed potential in a variety of conditions across the Pacific
Ocean, the Bass Strait/Tasman Sea, the Great Lakes, and the Atlantic Ocean. That knowledge has been
leading many J/121 owners to several amazing trophy-winning performances across the world.
Scott Grealish and team aboard BLUE FLASH win class in the 50th Transpac Race
Just last week, Scott Grealish’s of Portland, Oregon sailed BLUE FLASH with a total crew of 6 to 1st in
Division 6 in the 50th Transpac Race and earned the prestigious Navigator’s Trophy. BLUE FLASH took off
in the first flight of starters from Los Angeles, California to Honolulu, Hawaii and won their class outright
by over 2 1/2 hours corrected time, racing under the ORR handicap system. Winds ranged from 10 to 20
kts from the NE to ESE under the Pacific High as they raced across the 2,225 mile race track at speeds up
to 22.5 kts! Scott reported the boat had plenty of “grip” and felt in full control flying down the huge
Pacific swells. Read on.