Richmond, CA — The Pacific Cup Yacht Club is honored to announce that Satellite Phone Store is a supporting sponsor of “The FUN Race to Hawaii.” “Having a sponsor in the communications industry is a great fit for the Pacific Cup,” says Commodore Buzz Blackett. “Sailors are always looking for better ways to communicate at sea and the Satellite Phone Store provides several attractive rental and purchase options for our competitors.”

While many cherish the isolation that a long passage provides, common sense (and our race rules) require that a means of communication with land be installed and operable on each boat.  In 2014, when a hurricane threatened the path of the trailing boats of the Pacific Cup fleet, boats received important weather updates and even updates to the race rules allowing them to access additional weather resources and advising them to delay their finish until the rough weather had passed. Additionally, year after year, racers' updates to social media are collected and shared with the online spectators. These raw comments from the water have proved to be among the most popular features of the Pac Cup website. Whether for safety, rules compliance, or keeping the on-shore crowd engaged and amused, reliable comms have become a must for the ocean voyager

“The Satellite Phone Store is pleased to support the 20th Edition of the Pacific Cup,” says Eric Talman, vice president of the Satellite Phone Store. “Our wide selection of satellite phones, marine internet systems and safety beacons provides racers and cruisers excellent options for communication while sailing to beautiful Kaneohe Bay Yacht Club.”

This year marks the Pacific Cup’s 20th edition. The "FUN Race to Hawaii" runs every even year from San Francisco to Hawaii. Started in 1980, the race has been enjoyed by thousands of racers sailing well over a million miles in total. The 2018 Pacific Cup will start the week of July 9, 2018, and invites well-prepared boats to race to the warm, welcoming shores of Kaneohe Bay, Oahu.

Satellite Phone Store was started in 2006 by a team of satellite communication professionals with the idea to solve the problem of unavailable communication in remote areas of the world. By providing high quality global satellite communication access at a very competitive price Satellite Phone Store is now the #1 choice for Individuals, Corporations, Travelers, Boat owners, Emergency Responders, Off-road Racers, Construction Companies, Small and Large Businesses. This grand idea never changed and resulted in a successful ever growing business that serves thousands of customers, across the whole globe, every day.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 08:30