Hawaii Beat

Star-Bulletin Staff

Transpac's top division figures to be a tight race

Two of the world's swiftest sailing vessels go head-to-head when the Division I race of the 42nd California-to-Hawaii Transpacific Yacht Race starts today.

Philippe Kahn's Pegasus 77 and Roy E. Disney's Pyewacket will be the only boats in Division 1. Ten boats in Division 2 will also set sail today in the 2,225-mile race that starts off California's Palos Verdes Peninsula and finishes at Diamond Head.

If conditions are favorable, the record of 7 days, 11 hours, 41 minutes and 27 seconds set by Pyewacket in 1999 may be at risk.

Transpac veteran Bob Lane's Medicine Man is considered the favorite in Division 2.

After a day at sea, Maitri and Innocent Merriment led Division 3 2,068 miles from the finish. Hot Tamale and Tera's XL are setting the pace in Division 4.

In races that began July 1, Wind Dancer led Division 5 at 1,566 miles from the finish and Illusion paced the Cal-40 field at 1,564 miles. Between the Sheets (1,504 miles) led the Aloha A division and Barking Spider (1,629 miles) stayed in front of the Aloha B division.

Daily position reports, charts, news summaries, photos are posted at until the completion of the race.

Polo Tournament begins today

The Tommy Campos Cup polo tournament begins today at Honolulu Polo Club in Waimanalo. Gates open at 1 p.m. with matches starting at 2:30.

General admission is $3, children under 12 are free.

Singletary to speak at QB Club

Hawaii defensive line coach Vantz Singletary will headline tomorrow's meeting of the Honolulu Quarterback Club.

KFVE broadcaster Pal Eldredge and former Saint Louis football player and current cockfighting advocate Waldemar Doane will join Singletary on the dias.

The meeting begins at noon at the Pagoda Restaurant in Honolulu after lunch is served at 11:30 a.m.

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

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