Goslings Rum’s inaugural involvement with the famed Transpac Race was a great success. We now understand why this has become a bucket list race for sailors and those who love the sea. Thank you Hawaii and the entire Transpac Team for your hospitality. For a complete recap, and to see all of the results and videos for the 2017 Transpac see here.
A racing yacht from Shelter Island, NY blasted through the 363-nautical mile course between Marblehead and Halifax in a record time. Prospector, a 68 foot vessel built in 2008 at New England Boatworks, took more than two hours off the previous record, covering the distance in 28 hours 28 minutes and 50 seconds. This breaks the record held by Bella Pita, also a US boat that was set in 2011.
Long Beach, CA – The 49th running of the classic Transpacific Race will kick off with the first starts on Monday, July 3, 2017. The Aloha sendoff events will be rocking Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach the weekend of July 1st and 2nd.
Boats will be arriving off the Diamond Head finish line as soon as July 10th, with the legendary Aloha welcome parties in Ala Wai Yacht Basin all that weekend and on into the next week.
The registered fleet of boats is growing, lead by first-to- enter Bill Lee who is returning in 2017 with the legendary “Merlin”.
Goslings Rum and Ginger Beer are proud to sponsor for the first time this legendary race to Hawaii. Laki maika’i to all competitors!
Marblehead, MA – The Boston Yacht Club and the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron are pleased to announce the 37th Biennial Marblehead-to-Halifax Ocean Race. The race will start on Sunday July 9th 2017. This biennial event partners with other great sailing races such as the Newport Bermuda, Annapolis Race and others to give out an array of trophies based upon the performance in both races. Its’ storied history can be found here: https://www.marbleheadtohalifax.com/history
Goslings Rum and Ginger Beer are again proud sponsors of this historic race and we raise our glass to these intrepid yachtsman.
Great Sound, Bermuda – There will be racing on Monday as Oracle Team USA and Emirates Team New Zealand split the Saturday matches. Emirates Team New Zealand capitalized on two penalties by Oracle Team USA in the first match, including going over the start line prematurely, and increased their lead to 4-0 over the defending champion Oracle Team USA. The first race of the day highlighted aggressive maneuvering by Oracle as they searched for their first victory.
Oracle Team USA would find their first victory during the second race that featured a magnificent display of sailing in 10 knot winds in Bermuda. Jimmy Spithill and Tom Slingsby managed their vessel extremely well eliminating penalties that have plagued them in these matches. Their boat does look faster and the hope is that it will still make for an interesting match race series. They crossed the finish line just ten seconds ahead of Emirates Team New Zealand.
There will be two more matches on Sunday and at least one on Monday as the 35th America’s Cup sails along to see who can get seven victories first. Goslings is the official Rum and Ginger Beer of the America’s Cup.
Great Sound, Bermuda – Emirates Team New Zealand could not have asked for a better weekend as they went 4-0 over defending America’s Cup Champion Oracle Team USA. The match now stands at 3-0 in favor of New Zealand as they have made up their minus one deficit and then some as they race to seven points to see who takes home the America’s Cup.
Great Sound, Bermuda – Helmsman Peter Burling’s Emirates Team New Zealand has won the right to avenge their heartbreaking defeat to Oracle Team USA four years ago in San Francisco. Racing began under difficult conditions because of the lack of wind thus. This forced the race to be abandoned when the 25-minute was reached. The Kiwi’s had a lead at the time of the abandonment over Artemis Racing of Sweden.