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Eliana
07/09/2018
They Gone
It was a beautiful day for sailing. Very few clouds, temperature in the 70-degree range, smooth water and a nice 10-knot breeze. Eliana, her 3 division mates, and the various other Monday starters gathered around the StFYC line, lounging in the sun and waiting for their turn. Everyone made it out the gate without incident and spirits are high on our boat.The crew assured me that they would be sending updates regularly. You'll know if they don't when this blog starts talking about baseball and posting cat pictures.
Iguana
07/09/2018
Weather Challenge for Day 1
An optimistic fleet of 29 boats headed out under the gate late Monday morning under the watchful eyes of PRO John Siegel, start line chair Bobbi Tosse, and a host of volunteers. Pictures will follow. Some of the starters were already sporting reduced sail (“a bit premature,” muttered one race deck observer), but all were […] see the full post
Iguana
07/09/2018
Weather Challenge for Day 1 Starters | Pacific Cup
pacificcup.org/article/weather-challenge-day-1-starters Best regards Simon Holmes (435) 640-7104
Blue Moon
07/09/2018
A look inside ⛵️⛵️ •Let’s do this!• #bluemoon #sailing #greatpacificgarbagepatch #sos #saveourseas...
A look inside ⛵️⛵️ •Let’s do this!•
#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
Blue Moon
07/09/2018
Drone name: Angel Baby. Launch site. First test flight success.
Drone name: Angel Baby.
Launch site.
First test flight success.
Blue Moon
07/09/2018
The first production boat with foils! #bluemoon #sailing #greatpacificgarbagepatch #sos...
The first production boat with foils!
#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
Blue Moon
07/09/2018
Let’s go to Hawaii #bluemoon #sailing #greatpacificgarbagepatch #sos #saveourseas...
Let’s go to Hawaii

#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
Blue Moon
07/09/2018
Here we go! #bluemoon #sailing #greatpacificgarbagepatch #sos #saveourseas #endplasticpollution...
Here we go!
#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
Blue Moon
07/09/2018
#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 #wakeup
Hokulani
07/08/2018
Hi all -
Hi all - we're only a few days out from our start.  Today the crew brought all their gear to the boat and we activated our YB tracker (you can see us if you click on the position/tracker button at the top of the Pacific Cup website).  We serviced both primary winches to make sure they were operating in top shape.  I climbed into my wetsuit and cleaned the bottom of the boat and checked the zincs (they were fine).  John and I also verified that the head discharge was working properly (don't ask).  Turns out the labels on the Y-valve were backwards!  Better to find out now than a few days... see the full post
SIX BROTHERS
07/08/2018
Getting ready for #paccup2018
Getting ready for #paccup2018
Eliana
07/08/2018
Navigation from the Armchair
Getting there is not as simple as pointing the boat at Hawaii. As it turns out, the Pacific ocean is huge and there is a lot of weather happening between here and there. What follows is a taste of what a navigator must face when trying to pick out the best course to Hawaii. I do not have insight into what Warren and crew are planning, nor do I know anything other than what Windy (https://www.windy.com) is reporting. This is my own armchair-ensconced opinion based on that forecast.There is little debate that there was a tropical storm directly between San... see the full post
Eliana
07/08/2018
How Many Ways Can You Slice a Day?
(note: this is an unposted blog entry from my previous Pacific Cup race. References to that boat and crew have been left in place, just because I'm too lazy to update them.)So, I thought I'd try my hand at making up a watch schedule. It's something I feel I could contribute while I'm at the office and the rest of the crew are working on the boat. It couldn't be *that* hard, right?The first thing I do is come up with the objectives I want to achieve:Fair to everybodyMaximize rest/off-duty timeRotate the shifts (aka "dog the watches")Spread out experienced crew across the schedule.So off I set to research and... see the full post
Eliana
07/06/2018
Meet the Competition
While the Pacific Cup bills itself as the "Fun Race to Hawaii" it is still a race. Competitors are placed into groupings, called "divisions," based on how fast they are expected to sail (or their "ratings"). Here are the boats sailing in Division A, or the Coral Reef Sailing Apparel division. The same division as our Eliana.Green Buffalohttps://pacificcup.org/18/entry/green-buffaloGB has been participating in the Pacific Cup almost as long as it has been held. She has a lot of miles under her keel and the Cal 40 was designed for... see the full post
Iguana
07/06/2018
Weems and Plath Division
View the entire entry list https://pacificcup.org/18/entries NAME TYPE YC / HAILING PORT LOA PICTURE DIV RATING FLEET RATING ALESSANDRA Casey Smith Grand Soleil 50 Fully Crewed Sugar Dock Chicago, IL 50.88 556.0 556.0 ANGELIQUE andy kurtz Columbia 57 Fully Crewed Pacific cup yacht club Lahaina 56.50 569.0 569.0 DEFIANCE Jack Tibbetts Schock 41 Fully Crewed Flat […] see the full post
Eliana
07/05/2018
You Can Follow the Action
Follow the excitement of the Fun Race to Hawaii from the comfort of your own smartphone, tablet or computer. The YellowBox Tracking page is now configured. Find it at https://PacificCup.org/tracking.html(it's free!)If all the technology goes well, Eliana should start showing up on the site just before Monday's start.Racers (and data nerds) may download data here.
Eliana
07/05/2018
Emergency Rudder
All boats in the Pacific Cup need to have an emergency rudder. It is a requirement of US Sailing’s Offshore racing rules. It is for good reason, as steering failures are one of the most common failures in offshore sailing. But, few boats have an emergency rudder, so it is a custom piece of fabrication. I researched various designs and techniques. Some people rig a spinnaker pole as a tiller, and use a floorboard as a rudder. Apparently it can work, but the idea alone seemed something I didn’t want to try. Others have a more refined rudder, bolting gudgeons on the stern of the boat, and having a rudder that can be... see the full post

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