After a day of heavy rain, the skies are clearing. Boats that anchored out to safety to avoid potential damage from Tropical Storm Darby will be returning to the docks today. Last night, a thunder and lightning storm forced the KYC shuttle boats to curtail services to the boats at anchor while some sailors were still enjoying the bar, stranding them there. KYC volunteers found many of them places to sleep on club member boats.
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July 23, 24 Update

Eleven more boats finished on July 23, and three on the morning of July 24, and bringing their crew and their war stories to Kaneohe Yacht Club. Depsite the sometimes squally conditions at the dock,...

July 23 Update - Wet, Windy and Wild

Kaneohe Bay, HI, Saturday, July 23, 2016 – Windy, wet, wild. The skippers and crew who crossed the finish line Friday, July 22, in the 2016 Pacific Cup race all gave similar reports of intense...

Watching Darby

We've been providing updated weather information to the fleet as we receive it and are continuing to monitor conditions closely. The good news is that with each forecast, Darby's strength over the...

July 22, 2014 Update

Kaneohe Bay, HI, Friday, July 22, 2016 – In a year when strong winds made for record crossing times, the double handed team of Mark English and Ian Rogers on the Moore 24 Mas! have become sailing...

July 21 Update: Tropical Depression Darby

We're watching tropical depression Darby which has not dissipated as originally projected and is now forecast to cross the track of the fleet, potentially becoming an issue for those boats at the end...

Rio 100 Sets New Pacific Cup Fastest Passage

Kaneohe Bay, HI, July 20, 2016 – Strong winds propelled Manouch Moshayedi’s super maxi Rio 100 across the Pacific to set a new Pacific Cup Fastest Passage record. Crossing the finish at 13:51:13...

First Arrivals Today! Will There be a New Rec

As the boats approach Hawaii, the winds may lighten a bit, adding to the tension about whether Rio 100 will break the 12-year Fastest Passage record set by Mari Cha I

The Tracker is Live

Overnight, California Condor was the first boat to come within 200 miles of the finish, triggering the live coverage of the race tracker -- no more 6 hour delay. Rio 100 is currently only five miles...

The Rich Get Richer

The wind this year has favored the front of the fleet, with today’s leaders seeing about 4 kts more than those in the back of the fleet. The wind direction is allowing front-runners to point straight...

Pac Cup Fleet Flying to Hawaii!

Point Richmond, CA, July 18, 2016 – The 2016 Pacific Cup racers are crossing their halfway point, and the fleet is flying along in 20kt winds which will likely to carry them all the way to the finish...

Sunday, July 17 Update

Halfway to Hawaii! Overnight, the first of the racers reached their halfway point, but it's likely that there wasn't a lot of time for celebration given the big breeze carrying them along at top...

Saturday – July 16 Update

Nicole's tracker has run out of battery power and will be reporting her position to the communication's boat, Rapture. We've now heard from Cetacea, reporting that everyone is well but they suffered...

Big Winds, Big Seas for the Big Dogs - The Ma

Point Richmond, CA, July 15, 2016 – Big boats, big winds, big seas. Friday's final start of the 2016 Pacific Cup showcased maxis at their best, with a clean start and a huge port tack lift that...

Brisk Winds, Fast Speeds for Pasha Hawaii Div

Point Richmond, CA, July 15, 2016 – Seasoned of

Two More Heading Back to California

Just a quick update - Serenity has turned around due to a non-emergency crew injury. Cruiser Cetacea has also turned back, but at this time the reason is unknown. She is relying solely on SSB...

Cruisers? This Division Looks Like It’s Racin

Point Richmond, CA, July 14, 2016 – Did someone forget to tell the 2016 Pacific Cup Latitude 38 Cruising Division that they’re supposed to be taking it easy? Three days after their barging start,...

Two More Returning to the Stable

Better safe than sorry! Velocity is returning home after her fresh water tanks became contaminated with salt water.

Strong Offshore Winds Challenge a Few Boats

Everyone appears to be in for a realtively quick race to Hawaii with typically strong winds offshore and the Pacific High poised to move to its desired location.

Perfect Conditions for Day Two Pacific Cup St

Point Richmond, CA, July 12, 2016 – In a second day of ideal conditions, the next wave of twenty five competitors in the 19th Pacific Cup crossed the start line in three divisions this morning on...

And They're Off! First Three Pacific Cup

The first two dozen competitors in the 19thPacific Cup crossed the start line this morning in nearly perfect conditions on their way to Hawaii. With 12-15 knots of breeze, bright sunshine over San...

Starts Today

Feverish preparations. Sweet farewells. Last minute crew shuffles. These are all the stuff of the commencement of a long ocean race.

Pacific Cup Village Opens at Newly Renovated

The Pacific Cup Village, a week of festivities, seminars, and logistic support before the 2016 Pacific Cup race, opens at Richmond Yacht Club on July 5 and runs through July 11. The Village, a...
Lei on Bow

Boat Leis May Be Ordered to Greet Arrivers

Surely you’ve seen the lovely lei in photos that greet some of the Pacific Cup finishers.
Pyewacket heads for it

Division Assignments Made; Start Times

Few questions engage our entrants more urgently than "when is our start?" and "who is in my division?"  These questions often are not answered until shortly before the race because it takes that...

Pac Cup Logo

Sailing Instructions Posted

Our sailing instructions have now been posted to the documents page (along with new Appendix IV to the NOR, detailing RRS amendments, also reflected in the SI's).All participants should read these...

A Few NOR Updates

Fine-tuning the race in response to new information and understanding a few things better, the Technical Committee has released a few minor upgrades to the Notice of Race.  They are reflected in...

Pacific Cup Village and Kaneohe Event Tickets

Now OpenWe think some folks just race for the parties. Others, of course, race for the prizes.  We'll have both at our awards party, and enjoyment galore at our entire line up of Pac Cup Village...

A manual is just one step

Medical Materials and Resources Presented at Seminar

Medical experts presented to a full house (100 sailors) in February on topics ranging from immersion, to shock, to pre-departure planning. Attendees reported great satisfaction with the presentations...

PCYC to Provide Maritime Medical Access to Pacific Cup Sailors

 Pt. Richmond, CA, December 14, 2015 – The Pacific Cup Yacht Club (PCYC) is pleased to announce a partnership with The GW Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) to provide their Maritime Medical...

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