POA 2012

2012 Pacific Offshore Academy Administrator Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:17
Downwind Driving: The Video Administrator Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:42
Navigation Administrator Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:36
Preparing for the Passage (video) Administrator Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:20

Steve talks about the steps you'll want to take to efficiently and effectively prepare, and includes some valuable advice on specific preparation areas.

The Pacific Cup Offshore Academy, held in July of 2011, is available as a video stream.

Visit our video channel, download the materials, and tune in!

Getting the Boat Home: Hired Delivery

Mike Priest, 100 ton USCG lic. Captain.

If you are considering having your boat sailed home by a hired captain and crew, here are a few considerations.

I write this from the perspective of a captain, and have seen as many different scenarios as there are boats, owners, captains and locations. There is no set formula or pricing, but rather some guidelines and questions to ask and answer.

Optimize your boat for the trip to Hawaii

Guidelines to help you Optimize your boat for the trip to Hawaii

This article is intended to help you get the best performance out of your boat during the race to Hawaii.  It is not an article on how to game the ratings system.  The recommendations contained in this article are based on the experience and judgment of the author.  Every skipper should make the final determination of what works for their boat.

Navigation Systems -Video and Article Administrator Tue, 11/27/2012 - 10:53

Ever wonder how a navigator might prepare for a big race like the Pac Cup?  In this navigation systems article, Lew walks us through the tools he might use for crossing the Pacific.  The topics covered include grib files, weather forecast charts, navigation software, instruments and more.   Best of all, Stan Honey contributed to the article his insight on computer routing around the Pacific High.