10 Oct CLUBSWAN MEMBERS EXPERIENCE – Swan 461 Free at Transpac Race
The 50th Transpac was a special race for Swan 461 Free and her owner, Christian Doegl. She not only won second in her division but on the return to San Francisco completed her 10,000th mile in the past 15 months. While one third of the crew sailed last year’s Pac Cup aboard Free, it was the first Transpac for all members aboard. Sailing into the tradewinds with the spinnaker glowing white in the full moon and new speed records at sunset will be as memorable to all as the days of pre-dawn sail repair with mezcal in hand and the final death of the A4 by rigging knife in the Molokai channel. A salty crew wants to know, when are we going sailing next?
Pics by Sharon Green