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  • Sailing Instructions Posted

    Article - 06/15/2018 The Sailing Instructions for the 2018 Pacific Cup, the FUN race to Hawaii, have been posted.  See them here. ... more ...
  • Division Breaks and Start Times Announced

    Article - 06/12/2018 Pacific Cup Yacht Club has issued provisional division breaks. Some boats do not yet have final ratings certificates and, should they turn out to be rather different than expected, there will be adjustments. [edited 6/30]All told, there are eight divisions, divided primarily by rating.  The website and scoring systems will shortly be updated to reflect these.  Here is the breakdown:A. Coral Reef Sailing Apparel Division. PHRF-DW <= 615. Starts Monday, 7/9  ... more ...

    Press Release - 06/05/2018 Richmond, CA — The Pacific Cup Yacht Club is honored to announce that Satellite Phone Store is a supporting sponsor of “The FUN Race to Hawaii.” “Having a sponsor in the communications industry is a great fit for the Pacific Cup,” says Commodore Buzz Blackett. “Sailors are always looking for better ways to communicate at sea and the Satellite Phone Store provides several attractive rental and purchase options for our competitors.”
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  • Pac Cup Gear Store open

    Article - 05/21/2018 The Coral Reef gear store is open, featuring quality products with the Pacific Cup logo and emblem. Visit it now to score great gear that says "I'm in!' ... more ...

    Press Release - 05/09/2018 Pau Maui vodka, handmade from locally-sourced ingredients, will be featured at, and will be sponsoring, our Awards night event on July 27. PCYC welcomes this new sponsor and looks forward to hoisting a "Pacific Mule" at the event with you! ... more ...

    Press Release - 04/13/2018 Mount Gay returns to sponsor one of our most popular events: the Bon Voyage party. ... more ...
  • Latitude 38: Racers from afar

    Article - 02/19/2018 It's interesting to find out what possesses some folks to travel long distances to participate in the Pacific Cup. In the 2014 edition, you may recall that it was Rob Date and crew who made the event a part of Scarlet Runner's around-the world cruising/racing journey from Melbourne, Australia. The R/P 52 won that Pac Cup overall, winning the Latitude 38 Performance Award and taking first place in ORR with a course time of 7 days, 14 hours, 25 minutes, 18 seconds. ... more ...
  • Upcoming Seminars: Medical and Safety at Sea

    Article - 02/07/2018 February 24 at RYC, a day of medical information to keep your boat healthy and respond to issues, including an overview of our in-race support system.  Sign up here.Safety at Sea Seminars, April 14 or 15 (you choose). These qualify for the World Sailing two-day certificate of completion and are required for a portion of your crew in the 2018 Pacific Cup and many other leading races.  Sign up here. ... more ...
  • All-Star Lineup for Jan 13 Seminar

    Article - 01/04/2018 Join us on Saturday, January 13, 2018.  Our prep seminar will advance on several themes begun in previous seminars, with follow-on sessions on VHF radio installation and operation (led by Eric Steinberg of Farallon Electronics), along with a Digital Selective Calling (DSC) demonstration.&n ... more ...
  • Winter/Spring Course Dates Announced

    Article - 11/21/2017 One thing that sets Pac Cup apart from other major races is the range and extent of preparation courses offered.
    Our seminar coordinators have selected the dates of our upcoming courses, doing their best to avoid trampling regattas you might be doing.  Here's a listing of those, and other items:
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