About the Pacific Cup Yacht Club

The Pacific Cup Yacht Club was formed to run the Pacific Cup race from San Francisco Bay to Hawaii. Originally a loose organization operating out of Ballena Bay Yacht Club, the club incorporated in the 1980s to take firmer control of the race and its finances.

The members and board of the club are firmly committed to running a race that is competitive, fun, and safe, and operate the race with a focus on preparation and openness to a wide range of entrants, from tiny double handers to mega yachts and from family adventures to well-tuned racing syndicates.

Pac Cup Burgee

Membership is open to people who support the race.

2020 Race Pacific Cup Board and Officers

  • Michael Moradzadeh,Commodore
  • Melinda Erkelens, Vice Commodore
  • Bob Hinden, Rear Commodore
  • Harold Marsh, Treasurer
  • Hawkeye King, Secretary
  • Buzz Blackett, At Large Board member (Staff Commodore)
  • Rebecca Hinden, At Large Board member
  • Bobbi Tosse, At Large Board member
  • Zach Anderson, At Large Board member
  • Kim Paternoster, At Large Board member
  • Rowena Carlson, At Large Board member
  • Caitlin Gutekunst, At Large Board member
  • Catherine Pratt, At Large Board member

There are also two representative directors from our two host clubs who will take their seats when our contracts with the host clubs are finalized.

You can read our bylaws here.