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Blue Moon
07/21/2018
#bluemoon #sailing #greatpacificgarbagepatch #sos #saveourseas #endplasticpollution #environment...
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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
Prospector
07/19/2018
Pacific Cup Update -A Whole Lot of Shaking Going on
A Whole Lot of Shaking Going OnFrom the Deck of Prospector19 July 2019, 1342 PDTThe stalwart Prospector team has been busy.  Since our last post we have covered over 600 nautical miles and have 408 nautical miles to go. In that time, we have done 8 jibes and 4 spinnaker peels.  There has been a lot more for the crew to do as compared to the first half of the race.Now, finally, as we close in on the finish, we have gotten the stronger winds that our big silver sled craves.  Until this morning the wind has been playing hide and seek with us.  A promising 12-15 knot wind Tuesday pm, gave way to a 7-... see the full post
Prospector
07/19/2018
July 19 Race Report
JULY 19 RACE REPORTTwenty-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. With several boats beginning to line up their final approaches to the Hawaiian Islands, Charles Devanneaux and co-skipper Matthieu Damnerval look to have re-staked their claim to being the first boat over the finish line. After much uncertainty due to temporarily slowing down in light winds while the fleet's fastest boat came screaming up from behind, the two Frenchman on the revolutionary new Beneteau Figaro 3 now look set to finish... see the full post
Eliana
07/19/2018
Mai Tai Close!
Tony writes:Last night we dropped the kite, went to the jib and jibed onto port. We were sailing 50 degrees high of our best VMG to the finish. After the jibe we were closer to dead downwind and right on the layline, so poled out the jib for the night. This AM we were able to suggest setting a kite, again. Wind is up and down and twenty degree shifts with passing squalls so this kite is the most flexible. And, there be stories to tell about getting a kite up on this boat. Paul asked the question, "Just how close to Kaneohe are we?" Then provided the answer..."Mai Tai close!" Looking forward to... see the full post
Limitless
07/19/2018
Limitless arrives safe and sound back to San Pedro



Back on the mainland, tired, slightly aromatic, but safe.

Hokulani
07/19/2018
Wednesday update
Hi all,Sorry this is a bit late, we've been a little busy, it all started with a kiss. Yes, early Tuesday evening a squid flew out of the ocean and smacked John square on the neck. He described he encounter as "slimy - like a mucus ball from Ghostbusters". Later around 2300 hours we got caught sailing too low with the A2 in big breeze. We ended up with the worst spinnaker/head foil wrap I've ever seen. We spent the next two hours trying to clear it but to no avail. We were able to wind the kite up sufficiently so that it was under control and sailed on under main alone until daylight. Once we could see what was going... see the full post
Blue Moon
07/19/2018
Watching the sunrise #bluemoon #sailing #greatpacificgarbagepatch #sos #saveourseas...
Watching the sunrise
#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
07/18/2018
7/18 update
well, we had our first real excitement last night about 11:30. we had the biggest kite up, like the night before, and were rolling along when suddenly the wind jumped from 14 to 19 and 20 kts and the waves went from 5 feet to, um, (it was dark) about 12 feet. that is a […] see the full post
Blue Moon
07/18/2018
Have you guessed her theme yet?? Go to svbluemoon.com and leave your guess in the blog. #bluemoon...
Have you guessed her theme yet??
Go to svbluemoon.com and leave your guess in the blog.

#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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Eliana
07/18/2018
It's Getting Hot
Position at: 18 Jul 2018 05:00: 28° 48.84 N, 145° 5.35 W, 816.0 NM to finishThe crew has been working hard to put every mile of ocean they can under the keel for the past few days. They have been gifted with a zone of fresh breeze while the rest of the division slats their sails to the north. The results are reflecting this as Eliana now stands 3rd after passing Bombora last night. On corrected time, there is only 40 minutes between them and the division leader, Green Buffalo. That is very nearly neck-and-neck, especially for having sailed about 10 days!Postion with corrected time:1. Green Buffalo 11d 3h 31m 54s2.... see the full post
Prospector
07/18/2018
JULY 17 MORNING RACE REPORT
JULY 17 MORNING RACE REPORTOne thing is for certain about the 2018 Pacific Cup; at no point has it ever been a boring race. With constant weather changes, never-ending lead changes, gut-wrenching tactical decisions to be made and huge splits in the fleet as a result, this race is poised to come down to the wire before most, if not all, of the results are decided. For your Pac Cup media team, we very well may need counseling once this race is over as a result of all of the emotional ups and downs of this prolonged adventure that we call the Pacific Cup. Just when we thought a foiling new Beneteau may be first over the... see the full post

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