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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
Blue Moon
07/21/2018
#bluemoon #sailing #greatpacificgarbagepatch #sos #saveourseas #endplasticpollution #environment...
#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 #wakeupworld

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Iguana
07/20/2018
I just got hit by a fish
we are well into squall territory now. we watch the horizon and track their progress as they catch up to us. a couple days ago they were coming in from behind and to the right. they moved along and started tracking us exactly so that they would pass on either side. a little over a […] see the full post
Eliana
07/20/2018
Check-in 7/20 1345 HST
Position at: 20 Jul 2018 17:00 PDT 25° 14.32 N, 150° 34.95 W, 455.1 NM to finishDistance (last 24hrs): 142 NMWarren writes:It's been a while since I sent a blog update. Eliana is loving the "shy kite." In winds of about 15kts apparent, with a following swell, she will "catch the wave" and sail much of the time at 8kts plus, with 9kts for 5 to 10 seconds at times, and once in a while we see 10. When this happens, Eliana, doesn't feel like a heavy Morgan at all. It is only for short period that everything lines up and we can sail like that, but when it does, it's quite a rush. We also got hit by a... see the full post
Hokulani
07/20/2018
Friday update
Hi all,Hot, mostly blue skies, deep blue water - the only thing we're missing is the strong trade winds. Winds early in the day are sub 10 knots and so far in the afternoon they've been in the low to mid teens. We can only seem to find stronger winds near small squalls. However, we keep trying to get the most out of the boat. Unless we see more consistent trades throughout the days ahead are arrival will be delayed. We're aiming for the shortest possible course, we just need the winds to cooperate! The same can be said for the fish. We've had lines out each day and so far our catch consists of... see the full post
Hokulani
07/20/2018
Thursday update part 2
Hi again,Just to expand on my earlier post, we've finally hit "Pacific Cup conditions" - sunny, hot, deep blue water, downwind sailing in big breeze for mile after mile. It's why sailors do this race. To have it come on the day of our half way party made I even more special. We've got lots of pics and video, but most of that will have to wait until we get to Hawaii and have real broadband. We hope everyone is enjoying following us and we hope to be to Kaneohe by Monday or Tuesday.Aloha,Tracy and crew see the full post
Prospector
07/20/2018
Pacific Cup Update- Time Zone Madness
Time Zone MadnessWe started the race in San Francisco on Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).  The race is run on PDT.  Our required 8am position reports are in PDT.  All of the position reports on the tracker are in PDT.  So, we run the boat on PDT.Our weather forecasts all are in Greenwich Mean Time, or Zulu (Z). Z is 7 hours ahead of PDT, adjusted for daylight savings time.  We have to convert the run times for our weather data to PDT to make sure we get the latest updatesAs we have sailed west we have crossed 2 time zones.  Hawaii time is 2 hours behind Pacific Time, but Hawaii doesn’t use... see the full post
Hokulani
07/19/2018
Thursday update
Hi all,As promised, the A2 went back up today and we've been charging all day. We also hit our half way mark today and celebrated by opening our surprise box. Lots of fun stuff, thanks everyone. Pics of those clothes will have to wait until I have more free time. We'll keep on trucking...Aloha, Tracy and crew see the full post

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