J/125 Hamachi: Transpac 2019 Overall Winners
Report from Jason Andrews – Team Hamachi
Team Hamachi had a magical run to Hawaii. We power reached across the line at 16 kts at 2:21 am Sunday (July 21) morning to complete the 50th Transpac in 8 days 16 hours and 21 minutes, which gives us a corrected time of 8 day 0 hours and 52 minutes.
It’s been a hell of an adventure and one that will not be repeated anytime soon. We were fortunate to start on the “right day” and the high pressure materialised in a manner that allowed us to power reach the whole way to Hawaii in winds that averaged between 15-20 kts.
We never saw winds above 22 kts except for a few minutes, and always between midnight at 2 am to make it more exciting.
We couldn’t have asked for a better crew and having one additional crew member became a clear advantage in the heavier wind versus the other J/125s.
It’s going to take several days to catch up on sleep and begin to process the magnitude of this adventure and accomplishment. We have really appreciated all the support from our friends, family and Pacific Northwest sailing community.
Mahalo! Team Hamachi