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— GO BIG OR GO HOME Allan), and no doubt countless others. Youngest crew — They're probably the most publicized crew in the history of the race — largely for their attempt to be the youngest crew to compete the TransPac. But even with an average age of 21.2, the 12 teenagers and 20-somethings selected to race to Hawaii on the TP52 Morning Light under the watchful eyes of movie cameras may no longer hold the title. (Not that we think the movie will be a sleeper. The aforementioned Disney is behind this venture, and, at his uncle Walt's studio, he had the job of making animal documentaries worth watching. Combined with a passion for this race like no one else, if anyone can make and are back for another go. Though the group is smaller, expect it to be no less competitive. For the Lessleys, this marks their fourth trip to Hawaii on Cal Gal. Also coming back for more are Ken Olcott's aptly named Schumacher 39 Recidivist (his second Hawaii race on the boat), Tim Ballard's Beneteau 40.7 Inspired Environments (also his second) Rob and Bob Barton's Andrews 56 Cipango (their third), and Gary Fanger's Tabasco (his third on a 1D-35). Rounding out the NorCal contingent are Ho'okoloe, a Farr 58 owned by Cecil and Allyson Rossi; Shanti, an Olson 911SE owned by Joe Eberly; Kokopelli2, the Santa Cruz 52 under charter to S.A. "Chip" Megeath; Steen Moller's doublehanded X-119 XDream; Bryan Daniels's Beneteau 50 French Kiss and William Hubbard III and Bugs Baer's Andrews 56 Delicate Balance. Several part-time NorCal residents will be part of the mix as well. In addition to Sturgeon's Rosebud and Kahn's Pegasus, there's John Kilroy's TP52 Samba Pa Ti. All of these should be strong contenders. Sturgeon is the defending Kalakaua trophy holder after his win in 2005 with the TP52 version of Rosebud. (Ironically, he barely edged out Kahn's TP52 Pegasus, which is the current Morning Light, for the overall victory. Yes, it's very confusing. You almost need a genealogist to keep track of it all.) More local heros — Plenty of Bay Area sailors are scattered on other boats: Adrenaline (Peter Schoen), Holua (Brent Ruhne and Mark Rudiger), Gaviota (Kevin Richards), Peregrine (Andy Hamilton), Pyewacket (Hogan Beatie, Ricky Brent, Zan Drejes, Scott Easom and Stan Honey), Rancho Deluxe (Carlos Badell and Seadon Wijsen), Skylark (Skip

2007 TransPac Entries Yacht Type Skipper DIVISION I (starts Sunday, July 15) Pyewacket Custom 94 Roy E. Disney Magnitude 80 Andrews 80 Doug Baker Rosebud STP65 Roger Sturgeon Medicine Man Andrews 63 Robert Lane Peligroso Kernan 70 M. Campbell/D. Williams DIVISION I/II (starts Sunday, July 15) Pegasus * Open 50 Philippe Kahn DIVISION II (starts Sunday, July 15) Hugo Boss II Volvo 60 Andy Tourell Westerly Santa Cruz 70 T. & T. Hogan Samba Pa Ti Botin Carkeek TP52 John Kilroy, Jr. Skylark Santa Cruz 70 Douglas Ayres Lucky Farr TP52 Bryon Ehrhart Morning Light Farr TP 52 Jeremy Wilmot Holua Santa Cruz 70 Brack Duker Trader Donovan TP52 F. & W. Detwiler Denali N/M 70 William McKinley DIVISION III (starts Sunday, July 15) It's OK Andrews 50 Beery/Rose/Purcell Cheetah Petersen 68 Chris Slagerman Pendragon IV Davidson 52 John MacLaurin Yumehyotan N/M 68 Yasuo Sano Ragtime Spencer 65 Chris Welsh Kokopelli2 Santa Cruz 52 Chip Megeath Bengal 7 Ohashi 46 Y. Murase/ Y. Ito Locomotion Andrews 45 Ed Feo DIVISION IV (starts Thursday, July 12) Verizon Wireless Perry 56 Timothy Beatty Cipango Andrews 56 B. & R. Barton The Secret MacGregor 65 Garry Golding Delicate Balance Andrews 56 W. Hubbard III/B. Baer Bolt N/M 55 Craig Reynolds Raincloud J/145 Lorenzo Berho Corona Ruahatú Concordia 47 Ricardo Brockmann Lucky Dog J/125 C. & B. Shanner Reinrag2 J/125 Tom Garnier SANTA CRUZ 50/52s (starts Thursday, July 12) Adrenalin Santa Cruz 50 Mk III David Clark Relentless Santa Cruz 52 R. Brizendine/W. Durant Hula Girl Santa Cruz 50 Beau Gayner Tachyon III Santa Cruz 52 Kazumasa Nishioka Passion Santa Cruz 50 Steve Hastings

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Latitude 38 July 2007  

The July 2007 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.

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The July 2007 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.