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  • Strong List of Early Entries

    02/14/2017 Early entries are coming out strong, with nine signing up in the first few days of entries being open.  With a finish-line limit of 70 boats at Kaneohe Yacht Club, the contention for spots in the race can be tight, which is why we encourage folks to sign up early and get into the preparation mindset.  As of February 14, our list is: ... more ...
  • Entries Now Open

    02/07/2017 Entries for the 2018 Pacific Cup are now open! ... more ...
  • 2018 Race Date Set

    10/18/2016 July 9, 2018, will see the first starts for the 2018 Pacific Cup. This will be the 20th running of our classic race from San Francisco to Oahu.The Pac Cup Board considered several possible weeks for our race starts, balancing tides (we prefer to start on an outgoing tide), climate trends (too early and there's no Pacific High, too late and there's too many tropical storms), school and race calendars, and moonlight (we prefer to race with some moonlight, but that's not always ... more ...
  • 2018 Officers and Board elected at Annual Meeting

    09/27/2016 The PCYC has elected its slate of officers and directors for the 2018 race cycle. Elections took place at the Annual Meeting October 17, 7:30, at Richmond Yacht Club.  Supporters of the race are invited to join PCYC or renew their memberships here. ... more ...
  • 2016 Pacific Cup - Final Results and Trophies

    07/30/2016 Kaneohe, HI, Saturday, July 30, 2016 – The 2016 Pacific Cup will be remembered for the big wind and seas that challenged some racers with broken boats and bodies, but pushed many in the fleet to record breaking passages. ... more ...
  • The 2016 Pac Cup – Mountains, Holes and Moguls - by Jim Quanci

    07/28/2016 This year’s Pac Cup was wind, wind and more wind. Getting out of Dodge that first day, the missing light wind ridge, north and south – there was good wind everywhere. The strong high north east of Hawaii and an unbroken string of Tropical Depressions created these strong winds across the whole course. And winds means waves. And yes, there were waves. ... more ...
  • Darby: To Reroute or Not to Reroute?

    07/28/2016 If any 2016 Pacific Cup racers have kids, it’s unlikely they’ll name them Darby. The position of the Pacific High made for a fast passage for boats on the front of the fleet, but Darby wreaked havoc on the routing plans of boats at the middle to end of the fleet. When consultations with weather experts Rick Sheema, the Weather Guy, and Commander’s Weather led to a notice to racers about Darby, Pac Cup officials lifted the ban on using outside paid weather routing and provided ... more ...
  • July 27 Update - Mirador's in, let the parties begin!

    07/27/2016 Aloha, Mirador! The Antrim 27 finished this morning at 9:38 a.m. marking the fleet’s longest passage. Skipper Eric Devaney and his son Will faced a number of challenges that extended their time at sea. Hand steering with a double-reefed, shredded man was exhausting, so they hove to when rest was needed. “We did the best we could,” said Eric Devaney. “We wanted to complete the race.” It was the second Pac Cup for this father and son team. ... more ...
  • June 26 Update

    07/26/2016 As Pacific Cup racers have enjoyed their hot showers and gotten their land legs again, they are posting photos and videos on social media. Wondering what it’s like to cross the Pacific on the Ker 56 Varuna VI? Find out here. Crew from the Santa Cruz 50 Hula Girl, the provisional winner of Pasha Hawaii Division D, have posted videos from their ride. At the Pacific Cup Yacht Club Facebook Page we are sharing photos and videos from many boats, including onboard shots from ... more ...
  • July 25 Update – Sun is Shining at KYC!

    07/25/2016 After a day of heavy rain, the skies are clearing. Boats that anchored out to safety to avoid potential damage from Tropical Storm Darby will be returning to the docks today. Last night, a thunder and lightning storm forced the KYC shuttle boats to curtail services to the boats at anchor while some sailors were still enjoying the bar, stranding them there. KYC volunteers found many of them places to sleep on club member boats. ... more ...

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