A Fond

Our first arriver has posted her 100 mile report. As anticipated, it's A Fond le Girafon, the foil-equipped Beneteau Figaro 3. We've added our race notice block to the front page so you can track arrivals.  Note that it's about an hour from the finish time to a boat's arrival at the docks in Kaneohe for the traditional maitais,...

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Best Day's Run - Prospector tops the lis

Like baseball, sailiing competition involves a lot of numbers. One classic value tracked by racers and cruisers alike is the "day's run." This is the distance travelled from noon to noon or check-in...
A Fond le Girafon can smell the barn, Prospector still rumbling along atop the overall rankings, Wolfpack makes her move in DH2, little boats soaring through the ranks in C and D, and Blue making gains on Pyewacket in division E. All the details are in here:

July 19 race report

Twenty-four more hours into this 20th edition of the Pacific Cup and we have continued to gain clarity on how much of the fleet may end up once all is said and done.

July 18 race report

Another day, and another series of surprises that continue to impact the rankings in this 20th edition of the Pacific Cup.

Halfway to Hawaii!

Pac Cup fleet on the home stretch with most divisions still up for grabs. In stark contrast to the last edition of the race, which was run during a very active super el niño occurrence, the 20th...

And it’s One Two Three What are we Racing For

A wide range of prizes, trophies and honors for Pac Cup ParticipantsSo, we know that our racers are pursuing the big Maguffin, the Pacific Cup, but that’s neither the beginning nor the end of the...
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Tuesday Morning Shuffle

When we crunched the numbers on the 0800 positions, we found quite a few shifts in postition from the (early) morning report:  Loose Cannon, double-handed by Andy Goodman and Jul

July 17 morning race report

Prospector moves to the top of the overall leader board, northerly boats in the first wave have a very slow day, Express 27's remain tight, Pyewacket crushing in the big boat fleet, Farr 44 Companera...

What We're Finding

We came, we saw, we shook our heads.  While the fleets are in wild pursuit of enough breeze to zip them to Kaneohe, most boats are finding other things.

July 16 race report

The northerly-positioned leaders in the first wave begin to slow in light air, the Express 27's are constantly shuffling positions, and the big boats from the Friday start begin charging up through...

Venture Home

Venture, the Jenneau 49, retired from the race a few days back due to slow progress and other commitments.  This morning's AIS shows her j

Sunday July 15 morning update

Wednesday and Thursday starters finally reach the northerly breeze, Cal 40 Green Buffalo continues to lead overall, A Fond le Girafon has less than 1,000 miles to go in her bid for line honors and...

The Media Take Notice

Nothing Fake about this news.  We're pleased that the general press have taken notice of our race this year.

Saturday July 14 morning report

Saturday morning sees A Fond le Girafon out front of the fleet, Green Buffalo solidifying her claim to top overall corrected honors, Wednesday and Thursday starters still moving very slow, and Friday...

Allez, Enfants de la Patrie!

Bastille Day smiles on the French competitors in the 2018 Pacific Cup. The fleet scatters to avoid light air

Starting Galleries and Videos

We've collected some of our favorite starting shots and videos for you to relive the thrilling starts.

And they're off! BMW of San Rafael E div

With the start of the BMW of San Rafael E division, all eight divisions in the 2018 Pacific Cup are now on course and racing to Hawaii.
Screenshot of the tracker on Friday morning

Friday July 13 race report

A Fond le Girafon still leads on line honors, but the J/120 Jamani has taken over as your new overall handicap race leader! Southerly boats in the first wave beginning to slow while Wednesday and...

Thursday July 12 race report

Wednesday starters are underway, though in light, sticky conditions. Monday starters still smoking along with A Fond le Girafon out front, Green Buffalo leading on corrected and Motorcycle Irene...

Fleet Gets Chatty

In the daily 8 am check-in, we invite boats to include a "message for the world". They're starting to respond.  Here's what we saw this morning:

Break On Through...

As forecast, the Wednesday starters are having a challenging time breaking through a patch of light air directly across their course to Hawaii.  While the Monday starters are enjoying beam win

Second wave of starts are under way!

Seventeen boats in two divisions took to the starting line of the 20th Pacific Cup today. Aloha to the Weems & Plath B Division and the Alaska Airlines C division!

Wednesday July 11 morning race report

A Fond le Girafon still leading on line honors, Green Buffalo leading overall, Motorcycle Irene leading the Express 27 fleet. A huge north-south split is developing as the fleet sails towards light...

Zipper is Zipping Along. Starting Area Tracki

Don't believe what you see on the tracking page!  Zipper is just fine. Her tracker appears to have gotten some water incursion which is ...

Departure Photos Online

Worth a thousand words, pictures often tell

Tuesday Update

The 20th edition of the Pacific Cup is nearly 24 hours old and the cream is beginning to rise to the top in each of the respective divisions.

First Wave Passes Test

Stiff winds, reported by weather authorities as sustained in the high 20s on the beam (from the side of the boat) made for a demanding first night for the 29 original starters.

Recap of Monday starts

4 starts and 29 boats got off the line today with the rest of the fleet to start Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Weather Challenge for Day 1 Starters

An optimistic fleet of 29 boats headed out under the gate late Monday morning under the watchful eyes of PRO John Siegel, start line chair Bobbi Tosse, and a host of volun

First Fleets Start Monday

31 boats, prepared, trained, stocked, and rigged for Hawaii, are scheduled to start from the San Francisco Cityfront's St Francis Yacht Club on Monday to lead the 2018 Pacific Cup to Hawaii.

Pac Cup Village Winds Down with Skippers

The Mount Gay Bon Voyage party capped off a final official day of the Pacific Cup Village at Richmond Yacht Club.  Informative and cautionary talks at the Skippers Meeting ("don't hit the cora

Wondering how we calculate scores?

Well, it's a lot of math.  An article from the chair of the tech committee can be found here that explains it all.  Possi
File photo of the docks before the start of the 2016 Pacific Cup. Photo credit: Erik Simonson/ Pressure-Drop

Pac Cup race village is OPEN!!!

The race village for the 2018 Pacific Cup is officially open at Richmond Yacht Club! The start of the race is less than one week away and we've got a full schedule of fun and informative events to...

Pacific Cup Village Opens with KAME RICHARDS

They're Already Gathering!Boats have been arriving at Richmond Yacht Club for a while now, and Sunday brunch at RYC saw many old and new faces.  The first "official" event will be Tuesday July 3...

Sailing Instructions Posted

The Sailing Instructions for the 2018 Pacific Cup, the FUN race to Hawaii, have been posted.  See them here.


Richmond, CA — The Pacific Cup Yacht Club is honored to announce that Satellite Phone Store is a supporting sponsor of “The FUN Race to Hawaii.” “Having a sponsor in the communications industry is a...

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Pac Cup Gear Store open

The Coral Reef gear store is open, featuring quality products with the Pacific Cup logo and emblem. Visit it now to score great gear that says "I'm in!'


POINT RICHMOND, CA, MAY 9, 2018 – The Pacific Cup Yacht Club is honored to announce PAU Maui Vodka’s official sponsorship of “The FUN Race to Hawaii’s” Awards Night for the 2018 Pacific Cup...



Latitude 38: Racers from afar

It's interesting to find out what possesses some folks to travel long distances to participate in the Pacific Cup. In the 2014 edition, you may recall that it was Rob Date and crew who made the event...

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