Winning the Barn Door Trophy – Thank you from Manouch

Transpac is one of the best and most important yacht races in the world and the Barn Door trophy is one of the most coveted. The organization did a great job of organizing the race from the kickoff party to assigning us a great host here in Hawaii. This race was unusual in that at the time of our start there were three different weather anomalies that affected our routing and the amount of wind on the race course. We ended up finishing ten hours after the record time which forces us to come back again next time to see if we can break the record. A year and half ago we decided to build a boat that was able to win the Barn Door Trophy, this mission was well executed and achieved. I have to thank Brett Bakewell-White and the Cookson’s yard for designing and building such a great boat for us. My special thanks go to our most important team member, Keith Kilpatrick who supervised building the boat as it progressed inch by inch and then taking care of her and customizing her for our races. The boat is always prepared and in top shape. Keith is also […]

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