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  • Sunday July 15 morning update

    Article - 07/15/2018 Wednesday and Thursday starters finally reach the northerly breeze, Cal 40 Green Buffalo continues to lead overall, A Fond le Girafon has less than 1,000 miles to go in her bid for line honors and the Morgan 382 Eliana reports a tuna has been landed and turned into fish tacos. The Express 27's have consolidated and Fired Up! is your leader. Pyewacket leads division E while Prospector guides the way southwest. ... more ...
  • The Media Take Notice

    Article - 07/14/2018 Nothing Fake about this news.  We're pleased that the general press have taken notice of our race this year. KPIX' Don Ford interviewed our own Starting Line Chair Bobbi Tosse, and did some great coverage of the race ... more ...
  • Saturday July 14 morning report

    Article - 07/14/2018 Saturday morning sees A Fond le Girafon out front of the fleet, Green Buffalo solidifying her claim to top overall corrected honors, Wednesday and Thursday starters still moving very slow, and Friday's starters sneaking away from the coast and into more pressure. It's all right here in your Saturday morning report. ... more ...
  • Allez, Enfants de la Patrie!

    Article - 07/14/2018 Bastille Day smiles on the French competitors in the 2018 Pacific Cup. The fleet scatters to avoid light air ... more ...
  • Starting Galleries and Videos

    Article - 07/13/2018 We've collected some of our favorite starting shots and videos for you to relive the thrilling starts.
    YouTube Video Playlist with our 2018 Videos is here (Credit Ronnie Simpson)The latest video, Friday, can be found here. It'll get your blood racing.Click any of the below for your favorite starting gallery (Credit: Erik Simonson)
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  • And they're off! BMW of San Rafael E division sets sail.

    Article - 07/13/2018 With the start of the BMW of San Rafael E division, all eight divisions in the 2018 Pacific Cup are now on course and racing to Hawaii. ... more ...
  • Friday July 13 race report

    Article - 07/13/2018 A Fond le Girafon still leads on line honors, but the J/120 Jamani has taken over as your new overall handicap race leader! Southerly boats in the first wave beginning to slow while Wednesday and Thursday fleets are favoring the north route over this wind hole. Final fleet starts today! ... more ...
  • Thursday July 12 race report

    Article - 07/12/2018 Wednesday starters are underway, though in light, sticky conditions. Monday starters still smoking along with A Fond le Girafon out front, Green Buffalo leading on corrected and Motorcycle Irene crushing it in the Express fleet. ... more ...
  • Fleet Gets Chatty

    Article - 07/12/2018 In the daily 8 am check-in, we invite boats to include a "message for the world". They're starting to respond.  Here's what we saw this morning: ... more ...
  • Break On Through...

    Article - 07/12/2018 As forecast, the Wednesday starters are having a challenging time breaking through a patch of light air directly across their course to Hawaii.  While the Monday starters are enjoying beam winds in the 16-knot range, Wednesday's children are likely bobbing and slatting in very little breeze, reminiscent of the 2000 race and a few others.  These light air conditions are not the norm for SF Bay sailors, and they can easily fray nerves and sails. ... more ...

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