Second isle boat finishes Transpac
Hawaii Transpac entry On the Edge of Destiny, sailed by the youngest crew in race history, passed the Diamond Head buoy just after 1 a.m. yesterday to claim third place in its division.
With that finish, two of five isle-based boats have completed the course, dogged this year by particularly light and fickle winds.
Stags' Leap Winery, owned by Honolulu advertising executive Gib Black, finished at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday.
Destiny's crew includes Sean Doyle, 19, of Kailua; brother Justin Doyle, 18; Roscoe Fowler, 20, of Honolulu, Ted White, 23, of Goleta, Calif., and Cameron Biehl, 19, of San Diego. The boat is owned by Dan Doyle of Kailua, a Transpac crew-of-two repeat champion.
"The wind was lighter than what we were hoping for, so we went farther south to get around the (Pacific) High," Justin Doyle told race officials. "Even the (Molokai) channel was lighter than usual."
Still out to sea yesterday were Pegasus 101, sailed by part-time Hawaii resident Philippe Kahn, the software entrepreneur who created the camera phone, and Richard Clarke; Morning Light, with a young, hand-picked crew that is the subject of a Disney documentary, and Cirrus, skippered by Lindsey Austin, 22, with her mom, Donna Austin, as a watch captain. Joining owner Bill Myers on Cirrus are Caroline Heinrich, commodore of the Hawaii Women's Yacht Racing Association; Nancy Piper and Christi Shacat.