HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - After sailing 12 days across the Pacific Ocean, the Santa Cruz 37 Celerity was the first yacht to cross the Diamond Head finish line early Friday morning in the 48th annual Transpac Race.
The Pacific Air Cargo-sponsored boat, with skipper Harry Zanville, crossed the finish line at 4:12 a.m., officials said. It is one of 52 that started racing from Long Beach, Calif. The Transpac Race committee expects at least four more race boats to finish later in the day or evening.
There are four Hawaii boats in the race, including the CaZan, the Grand Illusion, Second Wind and Crescent III. Some of them are expected to finish in the next day or two.
This biennial, 2,225-mile classic ocean race is organized by the Transpacific Yacht Club.