As I've posted about in the past, my next-slip-neighbor just completed the Singlehanded Transpac. I've known him for about six months since I moved onto dock A and here is what I've learned about him: a) he's smart, b) he has a very trim boat, c) he's very likable, d) he just sailed to Hawaii singlehanded. A few more things, but what I never found out is that he's ridiculously creative.
How'd he do this:
Remember, he's singlehanding. No helicopter escort that we know of. And, despite his seemingly superhuman ability to fly, that's him on the foredeck.
The answer isn't in this video exactly, but I think you can figure out that there is a kite rig, some excellent tradewinds, and what I hope is a waterproof videocamera.
Welcome home Chris.