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  • Friday July 13 race report

    --07/13/2018 (Article)
    A Fond le Girafon still leads on line honors, but the J/120 Jamani has taken over as your new overall handicap race leader! Southerly boats in the first wave beginning to slow while Wednesday and Thursday fleets are favoring the north route over this wind hole. Final fleet starts today! ... more ...
  • Thursday July 12 race report

    --07/12/2018 (Article)
    Wednesday starters are underway, though in light, sticky conditions. Monday starters still smoking along with A Fond le Girafon out front, Green Buffalo leading on corrected and Motorcycle Irene crushing it in the Express fleet. ... more ...
  • Fleet Gets Chatty

    --07/12/2018 (Article)
    In the daily 8 am check-in, we invite boats to include a "message for the world". They're starting to respond.  Here's what we saw this morning: ... more ...
  • Break On Through...

    --07/12/2018 (Article)
    As forecast, the Wednesday starters are having a challenging time breaking through a patch of light air directly across their course to Hawaii.  While the Monday starters are enjoying beam winds in the 16-knot range, Wednesday's children are likely bobbing and slatting in very little breeze, reminiscent of the 2000 race and a few others.  These light air conditions are not the norm for SF Bay sailors, and they can easily fray nerves and sails. ... more ...
  • Second wave of starts are under way!

    --07/11/2018 (Article)
    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

    --07/11/2018 (Article)
    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.
    ... more ...
  • Zipper is Zipping Along. Starting Area Tracking

    --07/11/2018 (Article)
    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

    --07/10/2018 (Article)
    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

    --07/10/2018 (Article)
    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 boats are sailing at close to ... more ...
  • First Wave Passes Test

    --07/09/2018 (Article)
    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 teens. ... more ...

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