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  • PACIFIC OFFSHORE ACADEMY AT PACIFIC SAIL & POWER SHOW

    Press Release - 03/10/2017 The 2018 Pacific Cup Biennium starts with the first Pacific Offshore Academy (POA) at the Pacific Sail & Power Show in Pt. Richmond, CA. on Saturday April 8th from 11am to 4pm.  The POA is designed for skippers and crews of boats registered for the 2018 Pacific Cup and those seriously considering signing up.  ... more ...
  • Second Day of Safety at Sea Added: Now April 29 OR 30

    Article - 03/07/2017 Responding to strong sailor interest, Pacific Cup Yacht Club (PCYC) has added a second day of Advanced Safety at Sea training the weekend of April 29 and 30, 2017. ... more ...
  • Strong List of Early Entries

    Article - 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

    Article - 02/07/2017 Entries for the 2018 Pacific Cup are now open! ... more ...
  • Pacific Cup 2018 NOR Posted & Entries open - 20th running of the Fun Race to Hawaii!

    Press Release - 02/05/2017 The Pacific Cup Yacht Club has posted the official Notice of Race and registration is open here for the 2018 Pacific Cup, known as the Fun Race to Hawaii.  2018 is a special year as it marks the 20th running of the race from San Francisco, California to Kaneohe, Hawaii. ... more ...
  • 2018 Race Date Set

    Article - 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 ... more ...
  • 2018 Officers and Board elected at Annual Meeting

    Article - 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

    Press Release - 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

    Article - 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?

    Article - 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 ... more ...

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