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  • The Pacific Cup — New and Old, Ready for the 20th Edition

    Article - 09/26/2017 Since the inaugural edition in 1980, the Pacific Cup has drawn from a diverse spectrum of sailors and yachts. It was that first year when Bill Lee's 67' Merlin entered with her long, narrow, surf-inspired hull, reaching Hawaii in just over 10 days and winning the first-to-finish trophy. Dean Treadway's well-known Farr designed One-Tonner Sweet Okole won her division as well. ... more ...
  • Help Hurricane Victims

    Article - 09/22/2017 Like most, we are shocked by the devastation and damage caused by the recent storms across the Caribbean. While the Pacific Cup has, in its 19 races to date, only been lightly brushed by a few major storms, we are deeply aware of the tremendous power that high winds can carry.Many of us have had wonderful experiences sailing among and visiting the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, and our hearts go out to the victims there. While many of us are individually ... more ...
  • October Seminar Line-up Announced

    Article - 09/12/2017 October 21!  Richmond YC.  A dazzling array of subjects and speakers.  Signups are open.For more information, see the sign-up page. ... more ...

    Press Release - 07/13/2017 The Pacific Cup Yacht Club (PCYC) has named Pasha Hawaii as the Official Yacht/Gear Transportation Company and Sponsor of the 2018 Pacific Cup Yacht Race.
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  • Alaska Airlines Announced as a Sponsor

    Press Release - 06/07/2017 Alaska Airlines will once again be a sponsor of the Pacific Cup. Their "Division Sponsorship" will be directed toward support of our seminar series, an event, and will include discounted fares for participants and supporters. ... more ...

    Press Release - 03/10/2017 The 2018 Pacific Cup Biennium starts with the first Pacific Offshore Academy (POA) at the Pacific Sail & Power Show in Pt. Richmond, CA. on Saturday April 8th from 11am to 4pm.  The POA is designed for skippers and crews of boats registered for the 2018 Pacific Cup and those seriously considering signing up.  ... more ...
  • Strong List of Early Entries

    Article - 02/14/2017 Early entries are coming out strong, with nine signing up in the first few days of entries being open.  With a finish-line limit of 70 boats at Kaneohe Yacht Club, the contention for spots in the race can be tight, which is why we encourage folks to sign up early and get into the preparation mindset.  As of February 14, our list is: ... more ...
  • Entries Now Open

    Article - 02/07/2017 Entries for the 2018 Pacific Cup are now open! ... more ...
  • Pacific Cup 2018 NOR Posted & Entries open - 20th running of the Fun Race to Hawaii!

    Press Release - 02/05/2017 The Pacific Cup Yacht Club has posted the official Notice of Race and registration is open here for the 2018 Pacific Cup, known as the Fun Race to Hawaii.  2018 is a special year as it marks the 20th running of the race from San Francisco, California to Kaneohe, Hawaii. ... more ...
  • 2018 Race Date Set

    Article - 10/18/2016 July 9, 2018, will see the first starts for the 2018 Pacific Cup. This will be the 20th running of our classic race from San Francisco to Oahu.The Pac Cup Board considered several possible weeks for our race starts, balancing tides (we prefer to start on an outgoing tide), climate trends (too early and there's no Pacific High, too late and there's too many tropical storms), school and race calendars, and moonlight (we prefer to race with some moonlight, but that's ... more ...


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