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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
Eliana
07/16/2018
Boat Positions
This screenshot illustrates how close this race is. I do not yet have this mornings report from Green Buffalo, Highlander, and Bombora, but all four boats are basically side by side in a line running to the finish. Green buffalo is at the favored end, due to the curvature of the Earth he is closer despite it not looking like that on this chart.
Eliana
07/16/2018
Check in 7/15 1830
Warren writes:Today on the luxury racing yacht Eliana, we had BBQ tri-tip and potatoes. After a few days of very light wind, this afternoon wind started to build and we were able to set the kite again. We are now sailing 7+ knots right at Kaneohe. We have know way of knowing, but we suspect(hope) that the light winds will persist to our north for another day, and we will gain back some ground on the other boats in our division. It looks from the gribs that today they might have had winds in the 3-5 kt range. If that is the case then my route through the slow stuff paid off. If they get wind, then we might get... see the full post
Blue Moon
07/16/2018
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07/16/2018
A little loopy on Imagine
Found this at 1 am: Imagine “Tried to run, tried to hide, break on through to the other side!” - Jim Morrison strategizing on going beyond the thick marine layer to the northerly flow. see the full post
Limitless
07/15/2018
Important update from Team Limitless — steering issues force retirement from race, all aboard are safe and sound, headed home to San Pedro

IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM LIMITLESS
From Minda:
Good morning, All. I had not even had a chance to share Doug’s 1st update with you from yesterday. I have included it below.
But, the big news is that Limitless is turning back home and retiring from the race. I spoke with Doug this morning by Sat phone, and all the Crew is well and fine (though spirits may be low from the huge disappointment of not being able to continue). Apparently, an issue came up with the rudder (a lot of friction and grinding noises that did not improve over time) .So, after trying to remedy that problem, the Team reluctantly decided it... see the full post
Blue Moon
07/15/2018
Contest Contest! Win $200 by guessing the theme of the Spinnaker. Post your answers on the...
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Win $200 by guessing the theme of the Spinnaker.
Post your answers on the BlueMoon blog.
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Prospector
07/15/2018
Pacific Cup Update
7/15/18 0000hrsWe were promised board shorts and T shirts.  So far it has been brisk, tight angle jib reaching since more or less the west side of the Golden Gate.  Over the past 24 hours, the air temperature as crept slowly upward as the sun poked through a rather consistent clout layer, offering tantalizing previews of the conditions which garnered the tag line “The Fun Race to Hawaii.”Prospector could not have asked for a better start with 20-22 knots of breeze at the mouth of San Francisco Bay.  Sporty conditions all around as we jockeyed for starting position with Pyewacket within spitting... see the full post
07/15/2018
July 15 comments
Zipper still suffering from dead tracker When children's hour had children: 12 years ago a Children's Hour vocabulary word was "recidivist". Now I are one. (Imagine) We are heading for the inside route of Channel Islands and then to San Pedro, the vessel home port. ETE to 1st waypoint is 58 hours. (Limitless)Finally, some wind sweetness! It felt like we were in the tropical zone early yesterday, setting our first light kite, our solar panels, and hanging out in shorts and T-shirt (even less than that for some crew members) Today, soccer world cup's finals. Go France! (Dare Dare)Headed directly for the L2... see the full post
Hokulani
07/15/2018
Day 3 update
Well, I've got to tell you, synoptic winds are nice! It took us 53 hours but we finally found them and have turned to sail directly towards Hawaii and made good progress over the past 15 hours or so. Winds are forecast to build over the next 24 hours and eventually shift to the NE which will allow us to get a spinnaker up. In the meantime we keep blast reaching along at 8-10 knots. Did I mention we added a few more sail changes yesterday? We are now up to 8 for the race. Our daily boat inspections have found some work to attend to. The port primary winch was starting to get noisy so we took it apart and... see the full post
Blue Moon
07/15/2018
Sailing downwind at about 7 knots In 10-12 knots of breeze. The first reveal of the new...
Sailing downwind at about 7 knots In 10-12 knots of breeze.
The first reveal of the new spinnaker!

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Eliana
07/14/2018
Check-in 7/14 1240
Warren writes:Aloha, Here are the standings we were emailed this morning:A Coral Reef Sailing Apparel (ToT A/B) 07/09 11:15We are taking a much lower course than the other boats. They are all currently on a shorter course to the finish line than us. My hope is that in a few days when the wind clocks aft, we will get a lift to a good line to Hawaii, and set the kite with an angle of about 165-170, and the higher boats will get lifted to a course higher than Hawaii increasing the distance they need to sail, forcing them to go way north before they jibe.It is also interesting that Bombora is 4th overall, we are 10th... see the full post
Blue Moon
07/14/2018
Check out what we’ve been doing. #pacificcuprace
Check out what we’ve been doing.
#pacificcuprace
Hokulani
07/14/2018
Day 2 update
Hi all,Well there's no nice way to describe last night. It was cold and wet with light winds. We continued to work our way up and over the pesky low pressure system parked off the coast - not the best way to start a race to Hawaii. This morning we decided we've done what we can do to avoid the worst of it and made out turn southwest. The wind should fill this afternoon and start to shift right allowing us to work back down towards the great circle route over the next few days. We haven't had much sun so the solar panel hasn't been able to keep up with our demand so we've been shutting down... see the full post
Blue Moon
07/14/2018
Blue Moon ⛵️
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Eliana
07/13/2018
Return of the Armchair Navigator
Position at: 13 Jul 2018 14:00 32° 38.15 N, 133° 51.65 W 1,436.9 NM to finishWe've been at sea for 5 days now. Let's see how our predictions were:Left: Friday conditions as of Friday Right: Friday conditions as they were predicted on Sunday 7/8Comparing these two pictures, I'd have to admit that the difference is not that drastic. The high pressure hole in the middle of the course is stretching north a little earlier than expected. The other hole just off the coast is pretty much right where we were thinking it would be.Our Eliana decided to take a northerly route early on and then turn south in opposition to the... see the full post

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