Careful inspection and preparation of the spars and rigging is essential prior to any voyage offshore. Embarking on the Pacific Cup is an undertaking that is likely to be the equivalent of many years of use for the average boat. To put this into perspective, sailing the Pacific Cup is the equivalent distance as sailing from the Blackhaller Buoy to the Blossom Rock Buoy 679.8 times. Many Bay sailors have not done that in a lifetime. Now, if you decide you are going to sail back too…….