Friday, March 23, 2007

Crew Profile

Nancy Piper

Background:Extensive coastal and some off shore experience, one delivery Hawaii to San Francisco in 2006. She's lived, worked, traveled and sailed for fun all around the world from Central and South America to Europe.

Occupation: Director of a large community service organization on Oahu. Known as a hard worker who plays even harder.

Greatest accomplishment: Raising her beautiful son Ben who
is now 21.

Dreams: write a book, become a dancer, more travel


Watch Captain Profile

Caroline Heinrich

  • Intense participant in Hawaii's recreational sailing activities
  • Currently Commodore of both the Hawaii Women's YRA and the Pearl Harbor YC
  • Pacific Cup 2004 and another unrelated delivery from Hawaii to the Mainland

Watch Captain Profile

Donna Domasin Austin

  • A lifetime of sailing experience in Hawaii and the South Pacific
  • Pacific Cup 2006 and prior delivery from Hawaii to San Francisco
  • Currently Vice Commodore Hawaii Women's YRA and Rear Commodore (power) Pearl Harbor YC
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Transpac Skipper Profile

Lindsey Austin

Will be Cirrus' Captain for both the delivery and the race.

  • U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Skipper, work experience mostly in Hawaiian waters and South Pacific
  • Five Hawaii to Mainland deliveries including one to Mexico

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Owner/Navigator Profile

Bill Myers
  • Retired nuclear scientist living in Hawaii
  • Owner of Cirrus since 1996
  • Twelve Pacific Ocean crossings to date including one Transpac and six PacCup races
  • Detailed resume at
  • Email: navigator.bill

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

design specifications

Cirrus Data

  • Class: Standfast 40
  • Designer: Frans Maas / Breskens, Holland
  • Builder: Palmer-Johnson, Sturgen Bay, WI, 1973

  • Hull: Monocoque construction, fixed keel
  • Design displacement: 22,839
  • Length: 40
  • Waterline: 32.12
  • Beam: 13.11
  • Draft: 7.46
  • Rig: Sloop, Symmetrical Spinnaker
  • I=55.93
  • J=17.23
  • P=48.33
  • E=13.54

  • Mainsail area: 378.1
  • Jib area: 567.4
  • Spinnaker area: 1456.6
  • Diesel inboard: Yanmar, 3HM35F
  • Other features: Propane stove, Refrigeration, Water maker, GPS, Radar, SSB, VHF, Autopilot, Monitor windvane, Anchor windlass
  • Some history: Paccup '98, '00, '04, '06
  • See: Photos
  • And: