Sailing to Hawaii from the West Coast is a bucket list must-do for many racers and cruisers. But for first-timers, the planning and preparation for a Pacific crossing are daunting tasks. While the digital age has made the voyage to Hawaii safer than ever, novice adventurers face new hurdles: ever-changing safety requirements, choosing between multiple navigation and communications options, and busy work and home lives. Additionally, some ocean races cater predominately to high-end professional programs and require all yachts to have an Offshore Racing Rule (ORR) rating, an expensive proposition for smaller boats and more casual racing programs.
What’s the solution? The Pacific Cup!