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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
Prospector
07/18/2018
Mid Pacific Musings From the Deck of Prospector 17 July 2018
Things are definitely looking up.  About 8pm last we put up our big A2 Spinnaker and began sailing downwind after two and a half days of reaching.  Wind speeds remains light of the forecast but have picked up to 12-15 knots from 7-10 knots.  We are just past the half way mark of the race with less than 1000 nautical miles to go to Kanoehe.  At the downwind angles we are now sailing the boat is a lot flatter making life aboard much less acrobatic.  It has warmed up significantly and, yes, we have finally broken out our new Prospector board shorts.It has been a busy day aboard our big silver... see the full post
Hokulani
07/17/2018
Sun!!!
The sun finally came out today and we were able to get out of our foulies. Soooo much better!
SIX BROTHERS
07/17/2018
After leaving SF in light air, on Thursday, the #pashahawaii fleet is making trees on the other...
After leaving SF in light air, on Thursday, the #pashahawaii fleet is making trees on the other boats in #paccup2018

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SIX BROTHERS
07/17/2018
Repost from https://photo.pacificcup.org/2018-Starts/D/i-rqZXQdg/A
Repost from https://photo.pacificcup.org/2018-Starts/D/i-rqZXQdg/A

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Hokulani
07/17/2018
Tuesday update
Hi all,We had our first (of hopefully many) 200 nm days over the past 24 hours! Actually 200 on the nose. It's nice to be in the wind and have a spinnaker up. We ran the A3 all of yesterday afternoon and well into the night before the wind got to shifty to make sailing with only two crew on deck practical. First light this morning the wind had backed a bit more and we decided to start banking some southerly direction and put up the A2 and have been cruising along with it since. We had an unexpected visitor in the cockpit last night when an 8" flying fish flew up and hit Mike in the back of the leg while... see the full post
Prospector
07/16/2018
Race Report from the event
JULY 16 RACE REPORTMonday morning shows much of the same as Sunday on the leaderboard, butthere are some very major developments occurring on the race course whichthreaten to significantly impact the overall rankings in this fascinating 20thedition of the Pacific Cup. Most notably, the northerly boats in the first wave ofstarters have sailed into a large area of very light winds and hit the brakes.Furthermore, the Friday starters have proven to get off to a quicker start thanpredicted and are storming towards the top of the overall Pacific Cupleaderboard. Overall PHRF and Pac Cup leaderGreen Buffalo was sailing... see the full post
Prospector
07/16/2018
Pacific Cup Update -part 2
The ocean greyhound that is Prospector has found her pace and we are clipping along under our A3 spinnaker after two days plus of upwind and close jib reaching. Last night was a bit of challenge as tight spinnaker reaching on a dark night with no horizon caused a few spin outs even with our best drivers but thankfully no full on yard sales.So far the tourist brochure has been a little optimistic as we continue towards Hawaii under leaden skies more typical of the North Atlantic. It's still long underwear and foul weather gear on deck. Maybe the board shorts come out tomorrow. We have all begun to adapt to life at 20... see the full post
Eliana
07/16/2018
Great Gains Yesterday
Position at: 16 Jul 2018 12:00 30° 5.65 N, 140° 10.24 W, 1,079.9 NM to finishWarren writes:We got wonderful news with the 8am position update today. We gained 26 nm on Green Buffalo, 29 nm on Bombora, and 47 nm on Highlander. Also, I am asking for clarification on the calculation of the corrected time. I think that there is an error and we might actually be in first place in our division as well as in all PHRF. Of course the race is only half over so that could change drastically. In particular, Bombora can make great downwind speeds. Since the rest of the race is downwind, they could pull way ahead. Today we passed... see the full post
Hokulani
07/16/2018
Monday update
Hi all,We had our best day yet yesterday - covering 194 nm directly at Hawaii from 8am Sunday to 8am Monday. Unfortunately still overcast and cool, which means still foul weather gear and not much solar panel production. This morning we moved the contents of our dry ice cooler to the refrigerator and just in time. The dinners were still nicely frozen but the ice cream we packed is now soft serve. I know, life is tough... We buried it in the still frozen dinners in hopes to firm it up a bit, but it looks like we'll be having it for lunch. Fishing line out again this morning but we're still pretty far... see the full post

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