HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - James McDowell, the Skipper of "Grand Illusion", is the Transpac Winner for 2015. He talked to Dan Cooke about his grueling 2225 mile crossing of the Pacific. He is the only skipper ever to win this race three times. Lurline, the vessel from the early 1900's won it in 1906, 1908 and 1912, but with different skippers.
McDowell lives in Hawaii as a skipper from the Waikiki Yacht Club.