Sweet… Pegasus Open 50


En kul ombord-blog är Philippe Kahns från Transpac. De kör i en Open 50 och är ute efter double-handed-rekordet:

We are not racing the fleet. We are chasing the double handed record.

So why is that different? Aren’t we trying to get to Honolulu as fast as we can anyway? Yes and no. When we compete with others, we are trying to maximize our chances to win. And, in doing so, we generally make conservative decisions that are not conducive to establishing records. To us, this means that if we were racing the fleet, we’d probably not be the furthest left boat: we’d be right in the middle of the pack. To establish a new record Richard and I need to go all out. We need to start collecting those 250 mile days or we’ll be so far behind that we won’t be able to make it up. And we can only rely on Richard and I, just the two of us on the mighty Pegasus. We’ve got wings!


Philippe är känd som drivkraften bakom Pegasus Racing.

För er som undrar så blev Philppe rik som grundare av Borland. Och Starfish Software. Och LightSurf. Och Fullpower… Så vad gör man med sina pengar om man (och sonen Shark) vill bli en bättre seglare. Man köper på sig ett antal Melges 24, Farr 40, Mumm 30 och Finnjollar och omger sig med de bästa. I teamet finns bland andra Dave Ullman, Morgan Larson, Mark Reynolds, Mark Rudiger och vår egen Freddy Lööf.

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