Qualifying Sail Details:
Our Qualifying Sail was From Friday 27th, 19.00 to Sunday 29th 04.00. On board were 4 members of our Pac Cup crew: Christian Doegl, Mark Werder, Don McIlraith and Benoit Steiner. Winds were between 2kn and 20kn with moderate swell. Average speed was 5.3 with top speed 12kn. Total distance was 176 nm and the voyage took 33:12 hours. Start was the Boat Slip at Schoonmaker Marina. We hoisted sails outside the Sausalito channel and turned off engine. In light winds we sailed out to Lightship buoy and then parallel to the coast up to approximately height of Bodega Bay. There we turned West to the Pacific Ocean for another 3 hours. Approximately 10 to 15 miles west of the Farallons we turned south and hoisted our A3 Spinnaker for a long downwind leg approximately height of Half-moon Bay or slightly south of it. From there we sailed parallel to the southern shipping channel up to the Lightship Buoy where we had our 150nm well achieved.