At about 2:45 pm on Friday July 13th, the BMW of San Rafael E division set sail from San Francisco Bay, bound for Kaneohe Bay, Oahu. With the firing of the starting gun and a clean start by all six E fleet boats, the final start of the 2018 Pacific Cup has commenced and all boats are now on course and racing to Hawaii. In reinforcing the popular superstition, Friday the 13th is not likely to bring good luck to the six yachts - between 41 and 70 feet - which set sail today. Like the Wednesday and Thursday starters, E division boats are expected to begin sailing in light air, despite the six boats starting in the strongest breeze of all four starting days.
Much more to come soon.
To view a very quick edit of Friday's start, you can visit this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ou2kXBybCfE