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Keep up with the latest news as it arrives. Anecdotes, Announcements, Advice, and more to keep up with our great race.

We'll be having several seminars, parties and more. You won't want to miss any of them!  See past editions below.This archive contains about half of the actual newsletters sent out to the general public, since many notices overlap from issue to issue.

Sun, 2015-03-01 04:31

  • Tiki Blue makes it Twenty

    The early surge of entries continues.  2016 PCYC Commodore Gary Troxel's Tiki Blue will be joining in the fun. This multi-year veteran of the race should give us a lesson not only in "How It's Done," but also "How It's FUN." ... more ...

Tue, 2015-02-17 05:24

  • Return of the Condor: Blackett makes it 19

    PCYC Vice Commodore Buzz Blackett has tossed his cap in the ring with California Condor's entry. The Antrim 40 will be double-handed again, blasting her twin rudders all the way to Kaneohe.  Welcome Back, Blackett! ... more ...

Mon, 2015-02-02 10:04

  • Two More Boats bring the count to 18

    Similar in size, but likely different programs bring our two latest entries: Sierra is a 2004 Beneteau 423 in the Cruising Division, skippered by Hal Lynam out of Encinal and Oakland Yacht Clubs. Redhead, on the other hand, is a Cal 40 - a venerable breed of boat designed for racing, and is entered in the fully-crewed Racing Division out of Richmond Yacht Club, under the watchful eye of skipper Walter Smith. Both are first-time Pac Cuppers.  Welcome! ... more ...

Sat, 2015-01-31 08:44

  • A Toast to number 16: Aquavit

    Michael Hutchison's Jenneau, soon to be renamed to Aquavit, now brings our entry count foursquare to sixteen.  Sailing fully crewed and based out of Santa Cruz, the 46-footer is a welcome addition to the fleet. This is exciting progress.  ... more ...

Tue, 2015-01-27 16:54

  • Make that 15

    With the signup of "Double Expresso", we're up to 14 boats. We're looking at a whole latte fun here. (Sorry, we couldn't help ourselves).  DE is an Olson 30 racing doublehanded out of Santa Cruz Yacht Club. Update: and now we are at 15. Welcome Bolero! J46 out of Dana Point Yacht Club.  Also racing double handed. ... more ...

Mon, 2015-01-26 20:15

  • Entry Count at 13

    ... with more on the way.Proving that some folks begin planning their race as soon as the last one is over, we began to get entries as soon as we opened the gate. The count stands at 13 with several teams known to be in the planning stages and about to enter. Our current entry list is already a microcosm of our racers: racers, cruisers, double-handed boats and fully crewed. Sizes range from 24 feet to 50, though we expect to expand the range.So, who's next? ... more ...

Mon, 2014-12-29 14:28

  • NOR Posted. Entries Open

    The holidays brought the completion of the Notice of Race for the 2016 FUN race to Hawaii. You may see the NOR here.  With the completion of the NOR, we've opened up our signups too. Submission of an initial entry fee will create your online entry form -- streamlined and 100% paperless this year -- and get you well on your way to the experience of a lifetime.  ... more ...

Tue, 2014-12-02 12:33

  • Safety Seminar Opportunities

    As the rain drenches Northern California, it may be a nice time to take a look at your calendar and get that Safety at Sea requirement out of the way.  There are several courses coming up in 2015, and one may be convenient for you. ... more ...

Thu, 2014-11-06 07:39

  • Dates Announced for 2016 Race

    The 2016 edition of the FUN race to Hawaii will start July 11, 2016. This date provides an optimum blend of ebb at the start, full moonlight, and (cross your fingers here) a well-defined Pacific High to speed our racers to the welcoming shores of Kaneohe Bay. As usual, the slowest boats will start on the eleventh, with faster boats starting later in the week, all designed to arrive around July 22 or later. ... more ...

Wed, 2014-09-24 10:05

  • Board Elected - Welcome!

    Commodore:      Gary Troxel        Vice Commodore: Buzz BlackettRear Commodore: Melinda ErkelensStaff Commodore: Steve Chamberlin       Treasurer:           Harold Marsh    Secretary:            Virginia KellyDirector:              Seadon WijsenDirector:      ... more ...