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  • 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.
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  • Notices for Competitors (and "possibles")

    --10/28/2015 (News)
    NOR Updates -- Bill Lee Trophy -- Time to Update Info -- Second Fee Due -- Seminar Materials ... more ...
  • The Pacific Cup — Unparalleled Race Preparation and Support

    --10/09/2015 (Article)
    Sailing to Hawaii from the West Coast is a bucket list must-do for many racers and cruisers. But for first-timers, the planning and preparation for a Pacific crossing are daunting tasks. While the digital age has made the voyage to Hawaii safer than ever, novice adventurers face new hurdles: ever-changing safety requirements, choosing between multiple navigation and communications options, and busy work and home lives. Additionally, some ocean races cater predominately to high-end professional ... more ...
  • October 7 Newsletter

    --10/07/2015 (News)
    Seminar Announcement. Getting your boat home. Welcome latest entriesSee the Newsletter Here ... more ...
  • Pasha Hawaii Sponsors 2016 Pacific Cup

    --09/08/2015 (Article)
    Pac Cup organizers have announced that Pasha Hawaii will be providing sponsorship and support to the 2016 Pacific Cup.  In addition to a contribution to support the race, Pasha's shipping service will be available to help take boat trailers over and ship boats home at advantageous rates.  Many of our participants have used Pasha in the past and report excellent experiences with them. For information about their offer to Pac Cup racers, see their Sponsor Page. ... more ...
  • Looking Back - The First Pacific Cup

    --08/06/2015 (Article)
    Ocean racing between California and Hawaii has a long and storied history. This exciting and beautiful passage has been luring intrepid racers for over a century. Although the Pacific Cup is the youngest member of an elite club of races — it celebrates 36 years next summer — it is certainly not the least challenging. Initially billed as the Kauai Race, it has remained true to its founding principals to be a fun yet competitive race. Taking a look back, it’s interesting to see what it was like ... more ...
  • Passage Nautical to Sponsor 2016 Pacific Cup

    --07/16/2015 (Press Release)
    PCYC is pleased to announce Passage Nautical as the sponsor of the Beneteau racing class for the 2016 Pacific Cup.

    “As the San Francisco Bay Area dealer for Beneteau boats, we are delighted to be a part of this exciting ocean race,” said Passage Nautical president Deborah Reynolds. “Over the years, many Beneteaus have sailed in the Pacific Cup – they’re perfect boats for the passage to Hawaii, and we encourage Beneteau owners to sign up and compete for our new trophy for the Best Corrected
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  • Equipment Rules Posted

    --06/16/2015 (Article)
    Building on the new, streamlined USSailing Safety Equipment Requirements, the Pacific Cup Equipment Rules provide our entrants with a straightforward set of guidelines to install baseline safety gear on their boats. Together, these documents specify a common set of items, from lifelines to liferafts, emergency signals and communications, and even a specified minimum amount of water to carry. ... more ...
  • Alaska Airlines Sponsorship

    --06/11/2015 (Article)
    Alaska Airlines has upped its support of the FUN race to Hawai'i by adding sponsorship of our popular Pacific Offshore Academy seminar series and again supporting a division and a Pacific Cup Village evening. Many friends and participants have taken advantage of Alaska Airlines' special Pac Cup discounts to and from Hawai'i, and still more will likely do so in 2016. (See press release)  E komo mai...Welcome! ... more ...

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