SIGHTINGS a different breed of cat Roy Disney’s ‘new’ Volvo 100-ish Pyewacket is all primed to crush the monohull elapsed-time record in this month’s TransPacific Yacht Race. You might remember that she started life as a MaxZ86 and, after the last TransPac, was donated to the School of Sailing and Seamanship at Orange Coast College. Disney’s next venture was the Morning Light project, in which a group of young sailors will be racing a TP52 in this year’s TransPac for a feature film he’s doing on the subject. He was so inspired by the kids that he decided to do another TransPac himself, with a much modified Pyewacket. It’s not as if the boat wasn’t fast before. We were lucky enough to continued on outside column of next sightings page
Roy’s back! One of the most influential and well-likedTransPac racers of the last few decades, is back for another go at the barn door with a much-modified ‘Pye’.
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sleeping giant For years now, sailors transiting Richmond's channel area have wondered what was lurking beneath that gigantic cloth structure, reminiscent of a covered wagon, which straddles the south side of what is officially called the Santa Fe Channel. The answer to that mystery was revealed recently when the 103-ft schooner Fair Sarae came out from under cover to have her immaculately varnished spars
The July 2007 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.