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  • Perfect Conditions for Day Two Pacific Cup Starts

    --07/12/2016 (Press Release)
    Point Richmond, CA, July 12, 2016 – In a second day of ideal conditions, the next wave of twenty five competitors in the 19th Pacific Cup crossed the start line in three divisions this morning on their way to Hawaii. "This is such a gorgeous day -- for both racers and their cheerleaders," says Danielle Wells, who was one of the many spectators on the St. Francis Yacht Club race deck to cheer on the Hobbie 33 Aero skippered by her husband Joe. ... more ...
  • And They're Off! First Three Pacific Cup Starts Today

    --07/11/2016 (Press Release)
    The first two dozen competitors in the 19thPacific Cup crossed the start line this morning in nearly perfect conditions on their way to Hawaii. With 12-15 knots of breeze, bright sunshine over San Francisco Bay, fog rising over the Golden Gate Bridge, and an ebb tide, all the boats made their way under the Golden Gate quickly after crossing the line on port tack. “The conditions were awesome for a Pac Cup start,” says Bobbi Tosse, who was heading up the race deck at the St. Francis Yacht Club. ... more ...
  • Starts Today

    --07/11/2016 (Article)
    Feverish preparations. Sweet farewells. Last minute crew shuffles. These are all the stuff of the commencement of a long ocean race. For our Monday starts, this is the day!Our entire start schedule is below. Click the division for its entry list.  Best wishes to all participants. ... more ...
  • Pacific Cup Village Opens at Newly Renovated Richmond Yacht Club

    --07/05/2016 (Press Release)
    The Pacific Cup Village, a week of festivities, seminars, and logistic support before the 2016 Pacific Cup race, opens at Richmond Yacht Club on July 5 and runs through July 11. The Village, a partnership between the Pacific Yacht Club (PCYC) and the Richmond Yacht Club (RYC), was created to promote the friendly socializing for which the “Fun Race to Hawaii” is famous and to assist competitors with last minute preparations. Staffed by a village of volunteers, the event is open to the racers, ... more ...
  • Boat Leis May Be Ordered to Greet Arrivers

    --06/30/2016 (Article)
    Surely you’ve seen the lovely lei in photos that greet some of the Pacific Cup finishers. You can order them here. Perhaps your yacht has received one in races past. ... more ...
  • Division Assignments Made; Start Times

    --06/10/2016 (Article)
    Few questions engage our entrants more urgently than "when is our start?" and "who is in my division?"  These questions often are not answered until shortly before the race because it takes that long for the entry list to be stable and ratings to arrive. Working late hours, our committee has completed the division assignment task for 2016. We notified our participants of assignments on June 9. ... more ...
  • Sailing Instructions Posted

    --06/01/2016 (Article)
    Our sailing instructions have now been posted to the documents page (along with new Appendix IV to the NOR, detailing RRS amendments, also reflected in the SI's). ... more ...
  • A Few NOR Updates

    --05/01/2016 (Article)
    Fine-tuning the race in response to new information and understanding a few things better, the Technical Committee has released a few minor upgrades to the Notice of Race.  They are reflected in the posted race documents.  Summarized, these changes are: ... more ...
  • Pacific Cup Village and Kaneohe Event Tickets

    --04/04/2016 (Article)
    Now OpenWe think some folks just race for the parties. Others, of course, race for the prizes.  We'll have both at our awards party, and enjoyment galore at our entire line up of Pac Cup Village and KYC events.  Many of these sell out, so you'll want to get your tickets early!  Here's the link to our "shop", where you can find those tickets and more!Or, as one unnamed competitor described our program: "a short race, part inshore - part offshore which interrupts some really good ... more ...
  • Medical Materials and Resources Presented at Seminar

    --02/18/2016 (Article)
    Medical experts presented to a full house (100 sailors) in February on topics ranging from immersion, to shock, to pre-departure planning. Attendees reported great satisfaction with the presentations as well as additional resources made available to participants in the 2016 Pacific Cup. Two key resources presented at the seminar are the on-water medical advice that will be available during the race and specialized courses available to smaller groups.A group called "Back Country Medical Guides ... more ...

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