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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Record falls in Transpac

Advertiser Staff


Five yachts broke the Transpacific Yacht Race 24-hour distance record yesterday, led by Hasso Plattner's Morning Glory.

Morning Glory sailed 393 nautical miles (452 statute miles) in the Los Angeles-to-Honolulu race, easily topping the previous record of 356 miles (410 statute miles) set by Philippe Kahn's Pegasus 77 in 2003.

The 24-hour record was determined by logging the boats' distance traveled between Monday morning's and yesterday morning's position reports.

Following Morning Glory were Roy Disney's Pyewacket, Randall Pittman's Genuine Risk, Doug Baker's Magnitude and Doug DeVos' Windquest.

Corrected-time standings:

Division I: Morning Glory, Pyewacket, Genuine Risk. Division II: Renegade, Merlin, Medicine Man. Division III: Barking Spider 3, Stealth Chicken, The Cone of Silence. Division IV: DH-Two Guys on the Edge, Sensation, Tabasco. Division V: Super Gnat, Iataia, Showdown.



Travis Shigeta and Trent Allianic combined to strike out 12 batters as Kaua'i beat Wai'anae, 4-1, in the P.O.N.Y. Pony (ages 13-14) Regional State Tournament yesterday at Central O'ahu Regional Park.

Kaua'i broke a scoreless game with three runs in the top of the fifth.

Kaua'i advanced to the West Zone Tournament, Aug. 6 to 10 at Fullerton, Calif.

Also at Central O'ahu Regional Park yesterday, Raymond Sugihara pitched a one-hitter as Mililani routed 'Aiea, 13-0, in the Pony (age 13) Regional State Tournament. Jaryn Inafuku drove in two runs for Mililani, which had 11 hits.

Mililani advanced to the Zone Tournament, July 23 to 27 at Fullerton, Calif.