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  • The 2016 Pac Cup – Mountains, Holes and Moguls - by Jim Quanci

    Article - 07/28/2016 This year’s Pac Cup was wind, wind and more wind. Getting out of Dodge that first day, the missing light wind ridge, north and south – there was good wind everywhere. The strong high north east of Hawaii and an unbroken string of Tropical Depressions created these strong winds across the whole course. And winds means waves. And yes, there were waves. ... more ...
  • July 27 Update - Mirador's in, let the parties begin!

    Article - 07/27/2016 Aloha, Mirador! The Antrim 27 finished this morning at 9:38 a.m. marking the fleet’s longest passage. Skipper Eric Devaney and his son Will faced a number of challenges that extended their time at sea. Hand steering with a double-reefed, shredded man was exhausting, so they hove to when rest was needed. “We did the best we could,” said Eric Devaney. “We wanted to complete the race.” It was the second Pac Cup for this father and son team. ... more ...
  • June 26 Update

    Article - 07/26/2016 As Pacific Cup racers have enjoyed their hot showers and gotten their land legs again, they are posting photos and videos on social media. Wondering what it’s like to cross the Pacific on the Ker 56 Varuna VI? Find out here. Crew from the Santa Cruz 50 Hula Girl, the provisional winner of Pasha Hawaii Division D, have posted videos from their ride. At the Pacific Cup Yacht Club Facebook Page we are sharing photos and videos from many boats, including onboard shots ... more ...
  • July 25 Update – Sun is Shining at KYC!

    Article - 07/25/2016 After a day of heavy rain, the skies are clearing. Boats that anchored out to safety to avoid potential damage from Tropical Storm Darby will be returning to the docks today. Last night, a thunder and lightning storm forced the KYC shuttle boats to curtail services to the boats at anchor while some sailors were still enjoying the bar, stranding them there. KYC volunteers found many of them places to sleep on club member boats. ... more ...
  • July 23, 24 Update

    Article - 07/24/2016 Eleven more boats finished on July 23, and three on the morning of July 24, and bringing their crew and their war stories to Kaneohe Yacht Club. Depsite the sometimes squally conditions at the dock, every boat is met by volunteers bearing leis, mai tais, fresh pineapple, and a warm Hawaiian welcome. With tropical storm Darby approaching, larger boats have been required to anchor out near Coconut Island to protect both the boats and the docks from damage due to ... more ...
  • July 23 Update - Wet, Windy and Wild

    Press Release - 07/23/2016 Kaneohe Bay, HI, Saturday, July 23, 2016 – Windy, wet, wild. The skippers and crew who crossed the finish line Friday, July 22, in the 2016 Pacific Cup race all gave similar reports of intense conditions with frequent squalls, record boat speeds and confused seas. Thirteen boats finished on Friday, July 22, keeping the leis and trays welcoming committee, as well as the harbor and dock hands busy. ... more ...
  • Watching Darby

    Article - 07/23/2016 We've been providing updated weather information to the fleet as we receive it and are continuing to monitor conditions closely. The good news is that with each forecast, Darby's strength over the race area and finish area has been decreasing. Many boats have chosen to slow down or change course to allow Darby to pass. However, boats finishing later today will see stormy conditions. ... more ...
  • July 22, 2014 Update

    Press Release - 07/23/2016 Kaneohe Bay, HI, Friday, July 22, 2016 – In a year when strong winds made for record crossing times, the double handed team of Mark English and Ian Rogers on the Moore 24 Mas! have become sailing rock stars. Their elapsed time of just 10 days 14 hours 30 minutes gives them provisional honors in the overall Pac Cup, division honors in the Kolea Double Handed Division 1, and first overall for the PHRF group. It also breaks the previous Moore 24 Pac Cup record of ... more ...
  • July 21 Update: Tropical Depression Darby

    Article - 07/21/2016 We're watching tropical depression Darby which has not dissipated as originally projected and is now forecast to cross the track of the fleet, potentially becoming an issue for those boats at the end of the fleet. We have consulted with Rick Sheema, The Weather Guy, and Commander's Weather and have provided their input to the Pac Cup communications boat. We have authorized all boats to consult with any professional weather routing service without penalty. ... more ...
  • Rio 100 Sets New Pacific Cup Fastest Passage Record

    Press Release - 07/20/2016 Kaneohe Bay, HI, July 20, 2016 – Strong winds propelled Manouch Moshayedi’s super maxi Rio 100 across the Pacific to set a new Pacific Cup Fastest Passage record. Crossing the finish at 13:51:13 local Hawaii time (16:51:13 PDT). With an elapsed time of 5 days, 2 hours, 41 mins and 13 seconds, Rio 100 knocked three hours off the record set in 2004 by Robert Miller, whose 139-foot Mari Cha IV finished with an elapsed time of 5 days, 5 hours, 38 minutes and 10 ... more ...

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