TransPac's Smallest Finisher
Robert Crawford...raced the 2008 Singlehanded TransPacific Yacht Race aboard Black Feathers, his 1961 Cal 20, finishing in 19 days 21 hours...making Black Feathers the smallest boat to have finished the race...Crawford followed the 1990's mantra of the Singlehanded Sailing Society, of which he is a member: "Do the race in the boat you have." Talk about a small-boat adventure!
Follow the evolution of Black Feathers from a stock 1961 Cal 20 sailboat into an effective pocket racer. Go with her and her skipper as they sail solo from San Francisco to beautiful Hanalei Bay, Kauai in the 2008 Singlehanded TransPac. Imagine sailing 2200 miles across the Pacific Ocean in a 20-foot sailboat-ALONE with NO ENGINE! YOU can be there.
Black FeathersInspires Us to Keep Our Dreams Alive. Experience One Man's Efforts for the Common Sailor
- Bonus Features
- A Do-It-Yourself Prep Manual: "From daysailer to pocket racer-small boat preparation for offshore racing"
- Over 60 photographs and diagrams
- A Concise History of the Singlehanded TransPac
- A Wife's Perspective