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Hokulani
07/24/2018
Tuesday adendum
Hi all,We kept working the problem like Matt Damon in The Martian and came up with a solution for our damaged bow sprit (pic attached). A fixed strop for the tack corner, no tack line to potentially damage our compromised bow pulpit. A2 spinnaker back up again!!! Winds permitting looking like late Wednesday arrival - we're 180 nm out. Aloha,Tracy and crew see the full post
Prospector
07/24/2018
Pacific Cup Onboard Photos
Have a look at life onboard from San Francisco to Kanehoe Bay... see the full post
Iguana
07/24/2018
i think i see the barn… Iguana 7/24 2001 hours
the whole trip you check the miles to go hoping they will go down quickly. we are racing, don’t you know. big mile days are greeted with cheers and high fives. we bemoan how tedious and frustrating slow days feel as the boat struggles to keep up 5 or 6 knots of speed. then…… we […] see the full post
Hokulani
07/24/2018
Mon/Tues update
Not a lot to tell here. Life is pretty boring slogging along with a smallish jib winged out. A boat like ours, a J120, is designed to go down wind with a large spinnaker. Since our bowsprit is out of operation that's not an option for us. To get a boat that weighs around 14,000 lbs up and moving down wind we need over 15 knots of wind - in short supply currently. You may have noticed some zig zag tracks yesterday when we tried to find reaching angles that would give us better speeds but the wind angles didn't take us any closer to our destination. So it's back to wing and wing -slow going. The only... see the full post
SIX BROTHERS
07/24/2018
Six Brothers made it to Hawaii! Aloha #paccup2018
Six Brothers made it to Hawaii! Aloha #paccup2018

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Blue Moon
07/24/2018
My dad waiting for me at the finish line. #pacificcup2018 #sailing #sanfranciscotohawaii #bluemoon
My dad waiting for me at the finish line.
#pacificcup2018 #sailing #sanfranciscotohawaii #bluemoon

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Blue Moon
07/24/2018
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Eliana
07/23/2018
They Have Arrived
After 14d 7h 15m 4s at sea, Eliana finished at 15:30:04 HST on July 23. Tales of broaches, squalls and smelly foul weather gear were exchanged over champagne and fruity rum drinks while onlookers admired our crew shirts. Everyone has gone off now to a proper shower and a non-rocking bed for a full 8 to 12 hour sleep.Congratulations to Warren, Tony, John, Paul and Mark! Well done, crew!Save for catching up with a few more photos, this will be the final post for your obedient reporter. I'll hand this blog back over to Warren. I hope you enjoyed following along!- Jonathan
Iguana
07/23/2018
Halyard issues and a Hitch Hiker
While Trying to douse the A3 at about 2300 last night the the spinnaker halyard decided to get stuck at top of the mast with the sail flogging in 15knots of breeze. After much tugging and pulling and we could not get the sucker to come down. A decision was made that someone needed to […] see the full post
Blue Moon
07/23/2018
Nearing the end of the Pacific Cup Race #bluemoon #sailing #greatpacificgarbagepatch #sos...
Nearing the end of the Pacific Cup Race

#bluemoon #sailing #greatpacificgarbagepatch #sos #saveourseas #endplasticpollution #environment #saveouroceans #oceanconservation #consciousliving #beachcleanup #makeachange #stopoverconsumption #fishlessoceans #gpgp #plasticfree #california #hawaii #savetheplanet #zerowaste #togetherwecan #recycle #reuse #reduce #gogreen #motherearth #greentechnology #ecocleaning #oceancleanup #wakeup

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Hokulani
07/22/2018
Sunday status update
Hi all,Well we've got things all cleaned up. The bow pulpit is now secure and realigned so that it doesn't interfere with the jib furler. Life lines have been readjusted to work as intended. The repaired whisker pole (mentioned in an earlier post has worked prefects with the blast reacher. While it would be nice to have a... see the full post
Eliana
07/22/2018
Marking Time
Position at: 22 Jul 2018 21:00 PDT: 22° 37.03 N, 155° 39.13 W, 135.8 NM to finishDistance (last 24hrs): 160 NMBoats have been arriving in Kaneohe to cheers from friends and onlookers. Drinks, leis and smiles are being distributed generously. We're just waiting for our Eliana and her crew to arrive.Current estimated finish time is 7/23 19:35. The weather has been squally and blustery, which should make for a quicker passage.
Hokulani
07/22/2018
Saturday update Sunday status
Hi all,Well it would be an understatement to say that Saturday was a hard day for us yet amongst to trials were some successes. I'll lead it's the big news - late last night after a mostly good day of spinnaker flying the fitting on our bow sprit that holds the tack line failed. With the tack no longer held at the end of the sprit the load was very quickly transferred to the bow pulpit which is not designed for that purpose. The bolt holding the front starboard side of the pulpit was sheared off at the deck. The other three attachment points were pulled away from the deck and the entire structure tweaked... see the full post
Blue Moon
07/22/2018
Nikki & Marye Ellen #bluemoon #sailing #greatpacificgarbagepatch #sos #saveourseas...
Nikki & Marye Ellen
#bluemoon #sailing #greatpacificgarbagepatch #sos #saveourseas #endplasticpollution #environment #saveouroceans #oceanconservation #consciousliving #beachcleanup #makeachange #stopoverconsumption #fishlessoceans #gpgp #plasticfree #california #hawaii #savetheplanet #zerowaste #togetherwecan #recycle #reuse #reduce #gogreen #motherearth #greentechnology #ecocleaning #oceancleanup #wakeup

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07/22/2018
Pac Cup Confessional
From Imagine: Laying in my bunk, watching the numbers. COG,SOG, wind speed and direction, distance to go, AIS target list, targets plotted on up-to-date chart with own ship accurately in the middle, all on a WiFi-connected smart phone. In a heavenly bar Slocum with a whiskey and Motissier with a glass of red, rolling their eyes. “You don’t need a weather vane to know which way the wind blows” - Bob Dylan’s take on modern nav systems see the full post
Eliana
07/21/2018
Changes in Longitude
Position at: 21 Jul 2018 22:00 PDT: 23° 51.99 N, 153° 13.38 W, 289.2 NM to finishDistance (last 24hrs): 138 NMEliana is currently projected to cross the finish line around 2230 on Monday night. We assume that is HST since that is the official time zone of the race finish, but clarification is tough to come by.In fact, about 99% of the race is held in the Pacific Standard time zone, no matter what longitude the boats are in. The only time they switch time zones is when they cross the finish line. That is always recorded in Hawaiian time. It makes for some complicated calculations to find total elapsed time. Otherwise... see the full post
Iguana
07/21/2018
Zipping along
Still staying in 6th place on the board… had a disappointing run yesterday of 134, our highest during the trip so far has been 187. A gorgeous day and night, with “mare’s tails” clouds mixed with cumulus on the horizon. Bright blue skies led to a moon filled trail to sail by, and we could […] see the full post

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