Hi all -

Hi all - we're only a few days out from our start.  Today the crew brought all their gear to the boat and we activated our YB tracker (you can see us if you click on the position/tracker button at the top of the Pacific Cup website).  We serviced both primary winches to make sure they were operating in top shape.  I climbed into my wetsuit and cleaned the bottom of the boat and checked the zincs (they were fine).  John and I also verified that the head discharge was working properly (don't ask).  Turns out the labels on the Y-valve were backwards!  Better to find out now than a few days into the race.  Cris installed our super-custom fish cleaning board that fits into the top of our emergency rudder cassette.  I'll get a picture of that on here soon - we may have discovered a new business opportunity....

For the next few days we'll be pouring over the weather data trying to determine the best route to take and which sails to have on board for the forecast conditions.  Almost time to go!