070209- Sailing ships, left to right, ROY's Chasch Mer, Criminal Mischief and Leglus sail past the Queen Mary during 2009 Transpacific Yacht Race send-off ceremonies, held off of the Pine Avenue Pier. Transpac is an offshore yacht race starting off Point Fermin near Los Angeles and ending off Diamond Head in Honolulu, a distance of around 2,225 nautical miles. Started in 1906, it is one of yachting's premier offshore races and attracts entrants from all over the world. The race is organized by the Transpacific Yacht Club.
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