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  • Second wave of starts are under way!

    Article - 07/11/2018 Seventeen boats in two divisions took to the starting line of the 20th Pacific Cup today. Aloha to the Weems & Plath B Division and the Alaska Airlines C division! ... more ...
  • Wednesday July 11 morning race report

    Article - 07/11/2018 A Fond le Girafon still leading on line honors, Green Buffalo leading overall, Motorcycle Irene leading the Express 27 fleet.

    A huge north-south split is developing as the fleet sails towards light air and the Wednesday starters prepare to get underway.
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  • Zipper is Zipping Along. Starting Area Tracking

    Article - 07/11/2018 Don't believe what you see on the tracking page!  Zipper is just fine. Her tracker appears to have gotten some water incursion which is ... bad for electronics.  Zipper has a second tracker from which we are getting positions.For those watching the starts today, we invite you to the "experimental" tracker page which blends realtime starting area positions with race-delayed offshore positions. ... more ...
  • Departure Photos Online

    Article - 07/10/2018 Worth a thousand words, pictures often tell the story. Our start-line photo team (Erik Simonsen, Ronnie Simpson and a few volunteers) is busy uploading on-the-water, drone, and deck shots of our starters.Sorted by division.  Find them here. ... more ...
  • Tuesday Update

    Article - 07/10/2018 The 20th edition of the Pacific Cup is nearly 24 hours old and the cream is beginning to rise to the top in each of the respective divisions. History continues to be made as Charles Devanneaux and co-skipper Matthieu Damerval have surged to the front of the fleet to take an early Line Honors lead. Just behind their revolutionary Beneteau Figaro 3 A Fond le Girafon, Emmanuel Sauquet’s Hanse 505 Outremer is engaged in a close battle with sistership Anais. All three ... more ...
  • First Wave Passes Test

    Article - 07/09/2018 Stiff winds, reported by weather authorities as sustained in the high 20s on the beam (from the side of the boat) made for a demanding first night for the 29 original starters. Race veterans compare last night's conditions to the 2002 and 2016 races which were marked by unusually stiff breezes.The good news is that, as of this writing, the fleets are near the end of the rather rough stuff and are about to enter a zone of considerably more forgiving winds in the high ... more ...
  • Recap of Monday starts

    Article - 07/09/2018 4 starts and 29 boats got off the line today with the rest of the fleet to start Wednesday, Thursday and Friday ... more ...
  • Weather Challenge for Day 1 Starters

    Article - 07/09/2018 An optimistic fleet of 29 boats headed out under the gate late Monday morning under the watchful eyes of PRO John Siegel, start line chair Bobbi Tosse, and a host of volunteers. Pictures will follow. ... more ...
  • How to follow the 2018 Pacific Cup Yacht Race.

    Article - 07/08/2018 Links to tracker, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter ... more ...
  • First Fleets Start Monday

    Article - 07/08/2018 31 boats, prepared, trained, stocked, and rigged for Hawaii, are scheduled to start from the San Francisco Cityfront's St Francis Yacht Club on Monday to lead the 2018 Pacific Cup to Hawaii.Comprising two double-handed divisions, a cruising division, and a small but significant PHRF division, these boats will be the first of our 61-boat fleet to point their bows out to Hawaii. Most will carry a sacred ti leaf, brought from Hawaii and believed to help guide the boat ... more ...


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