Hawaii Beat
Star-Bulletin staff and wire reports

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Pyewacket looks to break Transpac record

LONG BEACH, Calif. » Seventy-five-year-old Roy Disney heads a field of 75 boats as he attempts to break his own world record in the Transpacific Yacht Race from California to Hawaii starting this morning.

Disney, nephew of Walt Disney, is sailing in his 15th and final Transpac in his boat Pyewacket. His record -- seven days, 11 hours and 41 seconds, was set in 1999.

Disney is now a consultant for the Walt Disney Company after patching up a much-publicized two-year rift with the entertainment giant earlier this week.

The race's other top contenders are Hasso Plattner's Morning Glory and Randall Pittman's Genuine Risk.

Takaki to speak at Quarterback Club

Don Takaki, chairman of the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau and owner of the Hawaii Island Movers, will be among the speakers at tomorrow's meeting of the Honolulu Quarterback Club.

Also on the agenda is Mark Zeug, founder of the Aloha State Games and Hawaii Senior Olympics and chairman of the National Senior Games Association. Mike Dailey, Hawaii circuit governor of the U.S. Polo Association, is also scheduled to appear.

The meeting is at the Pagoda Hotel ballroom. The luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m. with the program to start at noon. The public is invited.

Hilo team wins at District I tournament

Kyle Corriera hit two home runs to power Hilo to an 8-1 win over Washington in the District I Big League baseball tournament yesterday in Vancouver, Wash.

Corriera homered in the first and third innings to back pitcher Daren Takasaki, who allowed four hits and walked none.

Hilo next plays the winner of the game between Northern Washington and Oregon. The winner of the tourney advances to the West Regional, which starts July 24 in Sacramento, Calif.

University of Hawaii soccer camp coming up

The University of Hawaii Soccer Camp is Tuesday to Friday at the school's grass soccer field. The camp, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, is for boys and girls ages 6-13. The fee is $150.

For more information, call 956-6330.

Waialae Invitational opens tomorrow

Bev Kim returns to defend her title in the 49th Waialae Women's Invitational Golf Tournament, which starts tomorrow at Waialae Country Club.

The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 7:45 a.m. and concludes Tuesday.

See line scores and results in the [ Scoreboard ] section.

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