Transpac 2015 First & Second Start

Photos and video from first of the three starts of the 48th Transpacific Yacht Race.

Video from Division 7 & 8 Starts

Video from Division 4,5 & 6 Starts

Transpacific Yacht Race Start
Divisions 7 & 8 started the race first, in the early afternoon of July 13th, 2015.Doug Gifford
Transpacific Yacht Race Start
Merry Cheers, Steve Horst, Derek Murphy, Ron Simonson (skipper) and the crew aboard the Jeanneau SO44 Sleeper head out to the starting line.Doug Gifford
Transpacific Yacht Race Start
Steve Campo and his crew aboard Hobie 33 Bazinga waves goodbye to well-wishers during the first start of the 2015 Trasnpac Race.Doug Gifford
Transpacific Yacht Race Start
The historic schooner, Martha was built in 1907, making her 108 years old for this year's Transpac. Martha is maintained by the Schooner Martha Foundation, based in Port Townsend, WA, and all work on the boat is completed using traditional techniques and materials.Sharon Green
Transpacific Yacht Race Start
Yasuhide Kobayashi's J/120 Julian (foreground) tacks out to sea past Catalina Island on July 13th.Sharon Green
Transpacific Yacht Race Start
Ross Pearlman's Jeanneau 52 Between the Sheets.Doug Gifford
Transpacific Yacht Race Start
Paul Edward's Catalina 42, Wind Dancer.Sharon Green
Transpacific Yacht Race Start 2015
Divisions 7 and 8 cross the start line, on their way to Diamond Head lighthouse just east of Honolulu—a distance of 2,225 nautical miles.
Second Wind makes for the starting line.
Hula Girl, a custom Santa Cruz 50 makes for Hawaii.
The crew onboard Second Wind sports some festive team gear for the start.
The custom Santa Cruz 50, Adernalin
Akimitsu Hirai's S-40, Crescent III