Weather Models - Fine Tactics Administrator Fri, 03/21/2014 - 05:26

Mike Dvorak has taken his PhD in wind energy and turned it into some very effective weather analysis.  He discusses the tools available to you and the likely conditions he will encounter.

Navigation Systems Administrator Fri, 03/21/2014 - 05:13

There are many tools and systems available for your trip.  Lew tells you about many of the options and describes their use. 

Weather and Tactics Administrator Fri, 03/21/2014 - 05:10

Stan Honey’s

See the powerpoint!  We have added Stan's 2016 slides as well.  Updated, but without narration.

Agenda:

 Don’t screw up at the start

 Get to the Synoptic Wind before the glass-off the first night.

 Pick and race to your Ridge Waypoint.

 Carefully deal with Cutoff Lows

 Slot-cars to the shift, ideally on “Ocean DW” angles

 Squalls and Cloud Streets in the trades

 Pick the correct corner on the Run

 Approaching the Finish

Boat Optimization Administrator Tue, 01/28/2014 - 07:18

Skip and Jody put on an excellent presentation on optimizing your boat for the Pac Cup!  See the slides.

2014 Inspection Considerations Administrator Thu, 10/17/2013 - 13:44
Emergency Gear Administrator Thu, 10/17/2013 - 13:39

In this article I will discuss some of the changes to the Category 1 Offshore Special Regulations and 2014 Pacific Cup Equipment List…

Pac Cup Expenses Administrator Sun, 06/16/2013 - 21:17

What's it cost?

It depends on your boat, your previous state of preparation, and your goals.

Most folks run from a low of $20,000 to $60,000 or, of course "sky's the limit"

See the attached spreadsheet for some ideas.

Sail Selection for the Pac Cup Administrator Tue, 11/27/2012 - 10:53

Sails

Updated Chapter of Jim and Sue Corenman’s Pacific Cup Handbook

Safety Procedures for PCYC Offshore Academy Administrator Tue, 11/27/2012 - 10:53

Sylvia Seaberg, 2012 Chief Inspector, provides a dozen pages of careful and thoughtful advice about preparing for emergencies.

Excerpt.  See the full article attached:

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