Transpacific Yacht Race race organizers has engaged Lynn Fitzpatrick of World Regattas to be its Press Officer.
Tom Garrett, Transpacific Yacht Club Vice Commodore, commented in his announcement,
“The Transpac Yacht Club is committed to do more than keep pace with the times. We are determined to make the Transpac the best ocean race in the world in the eyes of sailors and sponsors. Lynn’s enthusiasm for the sport and the quality and breadth of the coverage that she and World Regattas provide are exactly what we have been looking for. Transpac ’09 is the beginning of what we hope is a long-term relationship with World Regattas to demonstrate to the worldwide sailing community and to sponsors the allure of the Transpac.”
Fitzpatrick, President of World Regattas, said,
“I have covered the most professionally run sailing events in the world since starting World Regattas and I am excited to be able to share the best ideas from them with such a forward thinking organization in the US. The Transpac sendoff party and festivities at Rainbow Harbor are among the highlights of Long Beach’s summer-long Sea Festival, the 2,225 nautical mile race is an event of a lifetime for everyone involved, and there couldn’t be a better destination for the finish. King Kalakaua was a visionary and I couldn’t be happier perpetuating his century-old dream.”