Alex Mehran and Truth demolish Transpac record

Alex Mehran and Truth demolish Transpac record

Thursday July 12 2012 Author: Owen Clarke Design Location: United States

US sailor Alex Mehran crossed the line early Monday morning on his Owen Clarke designed Open 50 Truth to set a new solo Transpac record. His passage time of 8d 12h and 21m demolished sixteen year old record held by the Open 60 Wild Thing by nearly two and a half days.

Truth (ex Pegasus) now holds all three short-handed records on the west coast of the USA to add to her east coast tally of solo Route du Rhum and Transat records from her days as Artforms. To date, undoubtedly the most successful American sailboat of her type ever to sail on either coasts.

The last 48 hrs proved extremely challenging for the former Newport RI based Class 40 sailor in what is his longest single-handed passage to date.

More to be found at the following links:

Alex Mehran's Truth blog




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