Pacific Cup Knowledgebase

Planning

Preparation Timeline for 2018 - Jan-2017 Mary Lovely
Boat Optimization - Sep-2015 Skip McCormack
Jody McCormack
Pac Cup Expenses - Jun-2013
Where to Dock Your Out-Of-Town Boat in SF Bay - Apr-2012 Sylvia Seaberg
Spares and Repairs Underway - (Video Link) - Dec-2011 Steve Chamberlin
Preparing for the Passage (video) - (Video Link) - Nov-2011 Steve Chamberlin
Energy Management - Sep-2011 PCYC
Getting Organized - May-2011 Steve Chamberlin
Preparing for an Offshore Race, Introduction - Mar-2011 Chuck Hawley

Boat Selection

Hull Integrity - Jun-2011 Jim Antrim
Sail a Small Boat - Oct-2009 Todd Hedin

Clothing

How to Pack Like a Pro for an Ocean Crossing - Apr-2016 Will Paxton, Quantum Sails Pacific
What to Bring and Wear - Mar-2004 Leevy, Richard

Collections of Advice

Presentations from October 2015 POA - Oct-2015 Various Presenters
Materials from 2015 POA #1 - Jun-2015 PCYC
Boat Optimization - Jan-2014 Skip McCormack
Jody McCormack
Ask a Vet - Aug-2013 Mary Lovely
Michael Moradzadeh
Jim Quanci
Sylvia Seaberg
One Year after Low Speed Chase - Apr-2013 Bryan Chong
Optimize your boat for the trip to Hawaii - (Video Link) - Jan-2012 Norm Davant
100 Things You Can Do For a Better Pac Cup - Feb-2010 Michael Moradzadeh
Thoughtful Hints by Richard Leevey - Mar-2006 Leevy, Richard
Outfitting Tips from Surprise - Apr-2005 Steve Chamberlin

Communications

Offshore Comms Review 2015 - May-2015 Eric Steinberg
Updated Satphone Tricks for Pacific Ocean Races - May-2014 Joe Buck
Communications for the offshore racer - SSB radio or Satellite Phone? - (Video Link) - Sep-2011 Shea Weston
Communications Offshore - Sep-2011 Sue and Jim Corenman
Steve Chamberlin
Benefits of SSB - Jan-2008 Michael Moradzadeh
SSB/HF Radio Applications in Modern Sailing Vessels - Mar-1998 Steinberg, Eric

Crew selection

How to get a Crew Position on the Pacific Cup - Apr-2015 Kamen, Paul
Crew Selection & Development - Dec-2007 Sue and Jim Corenman

Driving

Downwind Driving: The Video - (Video Link) - Nov-2011 Kame Richards
Spinnakers by Kame Richards - Jun-1998 Kame Richards
Max Ebb on Squalls - Jul-1994 Ebb, Max

Electrical

Energy Management - Sep-2011 PCYC
Pacific Offshore Academy: Electrical Systems - (Video Link) - May-2011 Malcolm Morgan

Emergency Situations

A Model Fire Plan - May-2016 Wolfgang Hauser
Slides from March 5 Safety at Sea Seminar - Mar-2016 Various
Emergency Gear - Oct-2013 Sylvia Seaberg
Spares and Repairs Underway - (Video Link) - Dec-2011 Steve Chamberlin
Your Liferaft! At your service - (Video Link) - Sep-2011 Sal Sanchez
Safety Procedures for PCYC Offshore Academy - (Video Link) - Jun-2011 Sylvia Seaberg
Hypothermia - Feb-2004 Kent Benedict

Emergency Steering

One Year after Low Speed Chase - Apr-2013 Bryan Chong
Bill Lee on Alternate Steering Methods - No Rudder Needed? - Apr-2005 Lee, Bill
Emergency Rudder Design Guidelines - Feb-1998 Kamen, Paul

Food

DoubleHanded: Provisioning and other considerations - Jan-2016 Melinda and Bill Erkelens
Offshore Provisioning - Fully Crewed Boats - Jan-2016 Jody McCormack
Provisioning for Pacific Cup - (Video Link) - Jun-2011 Susan Chamberlin
Fishing - Feb-2011 Steve Chamberlin
PROVISIONING: make it easy, make it healthy, make it good. - Feb-2004 Sylvia Seaberg

Getting Back

Ship By Pasha - 2016 - Sep-2015 Pasha Hawaii
Sailing Back from Hawaii: Twice the Fun for Half the Price - Jan-2014 Paul Kamen
The Fun Sail Back from Hawaii - Jan-2014 Jim Quanci
DIY Return delivery (Do It Yourself) - Jan-2012 Mike Priest
Getting the Boat Home: Hired Delivery - Jan-2012 Mike Priest
Shipping your Boat - (Video Link) - Jan-2012 Charlie Roskosz
Fishing - Feb-2011 Steve Chamberlin
Shipping home - Feb-2009 Michael Moradzadeh
Cruising the Hawaiian Islands - Jan-1997 Hunt, Steve

Hawaii

Hawaii: Local Knowledge - Jan-2016 Steve Chamberlin
Housing in Kaneohe - Dec-2013 PCYC
Kaneohe Bay Channel Information - Sep-2013 Stone, Iwalani
Long-Term Mooring in Oahu - Feb-2011 KYC
Finding Kaneohe Bay - Apr-2005 Ickler, Lou
Cruising the Hawaiian Islands - Jan-1997 Hunt, Steve

Inspections

2014 Inspection Considerations - Oct-2013 Sylvia Seaberg

Insurance

Insurance - Feb-2009 Sailor

Medical

Maritime Medical Access - Feb-2016 Francis O'Connell
Medical Preparation for the Pacific Cup - 2016 - (Video Link) - Feb-2016 Denny Emory
Immersion, Shock, Drowning, Hypothermia - (Video Link) - Jan-2016 Kent Benedict
PREVENT Medical Emergencies - Nov-2012 Wright, John, MD
Medical Considerations - (Video Link) - Sep-2011 Sue and Jim Corenman
Kent Benedict

Navigation

Weather and Tactics - (Video Link) - Jul-2016 Stan Honey
Weather, Routing, and Navigation - Jan-2016 Chris (Lew) Lewis
Weather Models - Fine Tactics - Mar-2014 Mike Dvorak
Waves and Safety Near Land - (Video Link) - Apr-2013 Jim Antrim
Michael Moradzadeh
Stan Honey's Weather Advice - Feb-2012 Stan Honey
Navigation - (Video Link) - Nov-2011 Stan Honey

Navigation Systems

Navigation Systems - Mar-2014 Chris (Lew) Lewis
Navigation Systems -Video and Article - (Video Link) - Dec-2011 Chris (Lew) Lewis
Warning about Using Deckman or Expedition - Feb-2009 Stan Honey

Personal Welfare

Personal Welfare and First Aid for a Hawaii Race - (Video Link), (Video Link) - Feb-2016 Mary Lovely
Hypothermia - Feb-2004 Kent Benedict

Plumbing

Watermakers - Jan-2016 Spectra Watermakers

Rigging

Masts and Rigging - May-2011 Ralf Morgan
Rig Integrity (Chafe, Rattle and Roll) - Dec-2007 Jim Antrim
Running Rigging for Offshore Sailing - Sep-2003 Schwab, Bruce

Safety Gear

Slides from March 5 Safety at Sea Seminar - Mar-2016 Various
Your Liferaft! At your service - (Video Link) - Sep-2011 Sal Sanchez
Preparing for an Offshore Race, OSR Sections 5 and 6 and Appendices - Mar-2011 Chuck Hawley
Preparing for an Offshore Race, OSR Section 4 - Mar-2011 Chuck Hawley
Preparing for an Offshore Race, OSR Section 3 - Mar-2011 Chuck Hawley
Preparing for an Offshore Race, OSR Sections 1 and 2 - Mar-2011 Chuck Hawley
Preparing for an Offshore Race, Introduction - Mar-2011 Chuck Hawley

Sails

Build a Better Offshore Inventory - Apr-2016 Jeff Thorpe and Rob MacMillan, Quantum Sails
Sail Selection for the Pac Cup - Sep-2011 Sue and Jim Corenman
Symmetric or Asymmetric Spinnakers to Hawaii - Sep-2011 Kame Richards
Pacific Cup Sail Selection - (Video Link) - Oct-2009 Kame Richards
Sail Repair Suggestions, by Synthia Petroka - Sep-2003 Petroka, Synthia
Sail Inventory Suggestions for San Francisco to Hawai’i Passage - Sep-2003 Petroka, Synthia
Spinnakers by Kame Richards - Jun-1998 Kame Richards

Watch Systems

Watch Systems and Fatigue Management - (Video Link) - Mar-2012 Liz Baylis
Todd Hedin
Reduce Crew Fatigue with Lucky 13 Watch Method - Mar-2012 Michael Moradzadeh

Weather and Environment

Weather and Tactics - (Video Link) - Jul-2016 Stan Honey
Avoiding Danger Area in Cyclones and Hurricanes - Jul-2016 Lee Chesneau
Weather Notes from Bill Erkelens - Mar-2016 Bill Erkelens
Weather, Routing, and Navigation - Jan-2016 Chris (Lew) Lewis
Weather Forecasting and Waves - Aug-2015 Stan Honey
Sally Lindsay Honey
Sue and Jim Corenman
Jim Antrim
Weather Models - Fine Tactics - Mar-2014 Mike Dvorak
Waves and Safety Near Land - (Video Link) - Apr-2013 Jim Antrim
Michael Moradzadeh
Tsunami Marine Debris - Mar-2012 Sylvia Seaberg
Stan Honey's Weather Advice - Feb-2012 Stan Honey
Weather Resources - Dec-2007 Sue and Jim Corenman
Offshore weather resources, in a nutshell - Feb-2007 Sue and Jim Corenman
Max Ebb on Squalls - Jul-1994 Ebb, Max