Chad & Carolyn Carvey

Qualifier's Mug - 2007

(Tambadil) – for their 2,200 mile uphill pounding from Honolulu to San Francisco as described in Flying Fish 2007/1. This was done in a Cal 40 through 23 squalls and a gale, hand-steering all the way without dodgers into headwinds over a period of 19 days. Of the 14 boats that left Hawaii at the time, 6 turned back, others suffered a broken boom, a lost rudder and one sank altogether (without loss of life) after hitting a whale!