Molokai Light Moloka`i (Kalaupapa), HI Light House - Molokai from sea - Sailing 2011

This photo was taken this weekend on a sailboat race from Maui to Oahu, This is about 200 to 400 yards from shore. We had light winds but a great trip.

--from Light House Friends

The Kalaupapa Leprosy Settlement National Landmark District, which includes the Moloka`i Lighthouse, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in January of 1976. In 1980, President Carter signed Public Law 96-565, establishing Kalaupapa National Historic Park. The lighthouse received its own entry on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Under the provisions of the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000, the Moloka`i Lighthouse was made available for free to eligible government entities and non-profit organizations, and was officially awarded to the National Park Service.

The long northern shore of Moloka`i is lined by sea cliffs that rise 1,700 feet above the ocean, making them the highest in the world. Extending out from roughly the center of the northern shore is the Kalaupapa Peninsula. Kalaupapa means 'flat leaf' and is an accurate description of the peninsula that was formed by a low volcano, which broke the surface of the water long after the rest of Moloka`i was formed. The peninsula is an isolated place, surrounded by the ocean on three sides and the sheer cliffs on the south.


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Peligroso arriving at Transpac Row 2011, Waikiki Hawaii #Peligroso #Transpac

Today I made it down to Transpac row to check out a few of the arriving boats. The boat that Tiki's Grill & Bar is planing to greet is Deception, they are still racing and look to arrive on Monday. 

Here is Peligroso arriving at Transpac Row 2011

Arriving to cheers, leis, and mai tais. Nice and friendly crew. The looked very happy to arrive in Hawaii.
Transpac 2011 Boat Details ~ Peligroso

Entered By: Lorenzo Berho
Yacht Club: Club Nautico IZAR
Sail Number: 55555
Home Port: San Diego
Boat Type: Dencho Kernan 70
Length: 68 ft
Beam: 14 ft
Draft: 11 ft
History: 2010 San Diego to Vallarta Race Winner

Crew Details:
Lorenzo Berho 
Loren Berho 
Daniela Berho 
Diego Berho 
Yon Belausteguigoitia 
Miguel Lanzagorta 
Andres Akle 
Jorge Garcia Moreno 
Eduardo Sainz 
Alex Camet 
Cris Doolittle 
Piet Van Os 
Ben Mitchell 
Patrick Murray

I will be sailing on Puanani. Wish us luck! Ps I love my wife.

Notice of Race (pdf)

Event Schedule

Sailing Instructions (pdf)


Boat Entries, 2010 Kauai Channel Race (updated 7/28/10)


Boat Type



 HEARTBEAT / Ed McDowell (James McDowell)

  Corel 45


 FAST COMPANY / Wagner/Raymond/Evslin/Saylor / (Ron Wagner)

  Olsen 30


 PRIMA DONNA / Dee Darby (Dee Darby)

  Tripp 40


 TROIS AMIS / Thompson-Berg (Frederic Berg)

  Kaufman 12 meter   KYC

 BUZZ OFF / Linda Rodriguez (Murray Taylor)

   Henderson 30    KSC

 TWO GUYS ON THE EDGE / Dan Doyle (Dan Doyle)

   ID 35    WYC

 PUANANI / Mark Logan (Mark Logan)

  Beneteau 39


 CAZAN / Scott Bradley (Scott Bradley)

   Beneteau 40.7   WYC

 MAITRI / Peter Johnson (Paul Reid)

  J65   KYC

  KALEWA / Kevin Millett

  Custom 50 Cat


  MALIHINI / Doug Gibson

  Custom 35 Cat


Sailing adventure in a Dart 18 from Kaneohe to the open Ocean, a brief stop in Lanikai and then pau at Kailua Beach


 The Dart 18 is a one-design 18-foot (5.5 m) long glassfibre sailing catamaran. Many people mistake it for a Hobie Cat.  It is designed to be sailed by two people and can achieve speeds of up to 20 knots.

 Length - 5.48 metres (18 ft)
Beam - 2.29 metres (7.5 ft)
Mast Height - 8 metres (26 ft)
Hull Depth - 0.60 metres
Depth in water - 0.25 metres


This shows a very rough route of the trip. We started a GPS tracking app on the I phone but it turned off and did not track. 


The Dart 18 was designed in 1975 as a One Design Class by Rodney March, who was also responsible for the design of the Olympic Tornado class catamaran. Up to the present, a number of improvements have been made, but the original concept was preserved though strict class rules. More than 7980 boats have been built up to 2008, which are sailed in more than 16 nations on 4 continents. Since Jan. 2009, Bryher Mouldings holds the worldwide license to build the Dart 18. The boats are manufactured since 2005 at Collins Fibreglass Plastics in South Africa. The World Championship results can be found here.


The hulls of the Dart 18 are similar to the Tornado catamaran, but without daggerboards. Instead, the lower part of the hulls have skegs typical for a beach catamaran. The hull material is glassfibre. Both hulls are filled with flotation inserts to preserve buoyancy in case of damage. The inside of each hull can be reached through a hatch cover located at the rear of each hull. The boat is assembled by attaching the main and rear beams to the hulls with spring-loaded retaining clips, and lacing the trampoline to the beams and hulls. The two rudders are removable without tools, retract on impact with the beach, and can be locked in the up position.

The rigging consists of a rotating mast held by a forestay and two shroud wires. The shrouds can be adjusted by simply moving the bolts in the chainplates. The Dart 18 mast does not have spreaders. There is a trapeze for the crew.

The mainsail does not have a boom, has 9 full battens, and is controlled by a main sheet with a 7:1 mechanical advantage. The jib sail has 2 short battens, and is controlled by a jib sheet with a 2:1 mechanical advantage. The main sheet block and both jib sheet blocks have a ratchet and a cleat.

A gennaker sail can be added, but is not legal for racing. This is usually combined with a jib furling system.

Text from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - The Iphone 4 took all the photos but the map.

MOKUMANU RACE - Kaneohe Yacht Club Offshore Racing Fleet

We had a great time raceing on "Puanani" a Beneteau 39.3 monohull sailboat.
Skipper/Owner: Mark Logan
Crew: Rob, Zack, Paul, Jan, Jessica, Michael

DATE :March 26 2010    TIME : Warning Signal 09:50

COURSE : Start On a line 90 degrees from red channel marker  N 26 at Coconut isl.
Time count down on VHF  68 from Kaimiloa.
Proceed out Kaneohe Bay Main Ship Channel observing all aids to navigation except that buoy 'NKB' shall be left to starboard.
          : Round West most MCBH exclusion buoy to port
          : Proceed into Kaneohe Bay via the main ship channel leaving NKB To port.
          : Leave Channel marker N 26 to Starboard and proceed to KYC via The shortest route  
          : Finish Between the end of E pier and the bulkhead  finish reef Marker.   Take your own time 

Refer to Offshore Racing Fleet (KYC/ORF) Standard Sailing Instructions for additional information

Dolphins for breakfast in Hawaii? And spinner dolphins stolen! (Photos)

What a great weekend! I was invited to race in a offshore sailing race from Kaneohe bay to Waimea bay. The race down was great, we had good wind and fair seas all the way down.  We dropped anchor and spent the night under the stars.

In the morning we had a great breakfast and then a school of 60 to 100 Spinner Dolphins (Stenella longirostris) swam into the bay to play, mate and feed. As we were finishing up our breakfast this school was just getting started on a meal of fresh fish.  They cruised around the whole bay checking out swimmers, paddle boarders, and kids snorkeling.

The school headed out to sea about 30 minutes before the start of the race. It almost seamed like they wanted to be in the race but only if they got a head start.  As the race started the spinners were gone.  As we made our way up the coast, one of our guys yells "THEY'RE BACK!". As I looked around and made a slight adjustment on the jib sail, I could see the school racing along side our sail boat the PUANANI.  The spinners would race forward to the bow to get pushed by the force of the water as the bow slices forward creating a pressure wave of water. The spinners  love to surf the bow, they would jockey for a chance to do this,  only two dolfins can "ride the bow" at the same time. 

They raced with us for a while and then all of a sudden, they were stolen from us by KAIMILOA. I'm not sure exactly how it happened, I looked up to check the tell tails on the sail and the whole school was gone. The whole school was taken from us and was now racing and bow riding KAIMILOA.

Not fair!