Presentations from October 2015 POA

For those who attended, or wished they had attended, the October 2015 Alaska Airlines Pacific Offshore Academy, we enclose the slides used by the presenters.

Whether you're looking to refresh your recollection of a presentation or get some of what you missed, here they are.

Please take time to look for similar topics in our knowledgebase for additional information and perspectives, or pose a question in our forum.

Materials from 2015 POA #1 Administrator Tue, 06/16/2015 - 20:34

The first Alaska Airlines Pacific Offshore Academy was held June 15, 2015. With unflagging enthusiasm, our presenters and attendees shared great information discussed common problems and shared in the anticipation of a great passage in 2016.

The topics and materials presented are below:

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.

Ask a Vet Administrator Thu, 08/29/2013 - 12:09

Sylvia Singin' that Same Old SongWe Want to Help!

One of the best things about Pacific Cup is the spirit of Ohana ("family") that pervades our organization.  Fellow participants are always eager to lend a hand, or at least offer advice from a comfortable distance!

One Year after Low Speed Chase Administrator Mon, 04/15/2013 - 05:16

There’s nothing in life more absolutely devastating than the loss of a loved one. It creates a sudden vacancy once occupied by a meaningful connection, awakens us to our own mortality, and forces us to evaluate who we are, what we’ve done and where we’re headed. For the family, friends and survivors, the April 14, 2012 Low Speed Chase accident at the Farallones changed our lives forever.

Optimize your boat for the trip to Hawaii Administrator Tue, 11/27/2012 - 10:53

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.

100 Things You Can Do For a Better Pac Cup Administrator Tue, 11/27/2012 - 10:53

Michael Moradzadeh  February 27, 2010
100 Things You Can Do For a Better Pac Cup

Planning and Prep

1.                 Lists

·       We do three lists: Speed, Safety, Comfort

·       Sometimes, things overlap, like a watermaker

Thoughtful Hints by Richard Leevey Administrator Tue, 11/27/2012 - 10:53

At this point in your race planning you have studied all the technical aspects and requirements for sailing in the Pacific Cup Race. Here are a few things to consider that might help to make the trip more pleasurable for all, and might even make you faster in the long run.

Outfitting Tips from Surprise Administrator Tue, 11/27/2012 - 10:53

Steve and Sue Chamberlin were gracious enought to have their yacht Surprise available at the 2006 "Explore the Possibilities" Seminar held April 16, 2005 at the Strictly Sail Pacific Expo. Below is a collection of photos and tips provided by Steve and Sue on various aspects of outfitting your yacht for a long passage.

Steve's notebook is attached at the bottom of this article!