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  • 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 ...
  • PCYC to Provide Maritime Medical Access to Pacific Cup Sailors

    --12/14/2015 (Press Release)
     Pt. Richmond, CA, December 14, 2015 – The Pacific Cup Yacht Club (PCYC) is pleased to announce a partnership with The GW Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) to provide their Maritime Medical Access (MMA) services to sailors during the 2016 Pacific Cup. This service provides race participants with remote 24/7 access to board certified emergency medicine physicians for assistance in managing any medical emergencies that may occur while at sea on the way to Hawaii or on the return to the ... more ...
  • New: Bill Lee "Wizard" Trophy

    --10/28/2015 (Article)
    Bill Lee's Merlin handily won the inaugural Pacific Cup in 1980. His designs ushered in a generation of ultra-light boats that embodied his "Fast is Fun" philosophy.
    Recognizing his contributions, Pacific Cup has announced a new trophy: the Bill Lee "Wizard" Trophy for best performance by a Lee-designed boat.
    ... more ...

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