The 46 foot sloop Gossip from Seattle Yacht Club raced the 17th edition of the Transpacific Yacht Race in 1951 and documented their adventure with this film. Sailing the 2225 miles from Los Angeles to Hololulu were the crew of 7: Phil Smith (owner/skipper), Barney Jensen (Navigator), Charlie Benton, Bill Kettenburg, Joe Kleghorn, Charlie Ross, and Jack Helsel. Gossip raced for 12 days in 1951 include a short diversion to attempt to assist a man overboard reported from a fellow competitor who was ultimately rescued while the race continued on. 1951 Transpac Race Event Program: Film by S&S Enterprises. Produced by Criterion Films Inc, Seattle. Photography by Phil Smith. Direction by Curt Roberts. Voice by Tom McCann.
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