A Transpac Trailblazer
Lindsey Anne Austin and the Cirrus crew.
On July 9, Austin and the five-member crew of Cirrus (owned by navigator and retired nuclear scientist Bill Meyers) will start the 2,225-nautical-mile race from Los Angeles to Honolulu. Stellar sailing skills run in Austin’s family. Both her father and mother, Bill and Donna, are licensed captains who practically raised her on the family’s own research vessel. “Learning to sail was like life training,” Austin says. “It’s good to be raised with challenges so you don’t get thrown off easily.”
The Cirrus crew with Austin second from right.
photo courtesy of Dana Ritchie Fujikake
Track the Cirrus’ progress and cheer on the crew at cirrus2007.blogspot.com.