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  • Preparation Seminars - Pacific Offshore Academy

    --05/28/2015 (Article)
    Still time to sign up for the Alaska Airlines Pacific Offshore Academy. We often say "the race begins when you decide to enter," but really, the race begins when you start to prepare your boat. Whether you're racing or cruising, and whether you're entering the Pac Cup or doing some other passage entirely, our famous Preparation Seminars (aka the Pacific Offshore Academy) will speed you on your way to completion. ... more ...
  • Flocking Together: One-Design, Team, and Family Trophies

    --04/18/2015 (Article)
    The FUN race can be extra fun when racing with or against someone similar. We're recruiting hard for one-design divisions, with great promise shown in Cal 40, Santa Cruz 50, and Express classes. With a sufficient boat count (and interest by the participants), a one-design division sailing either boat-for-boat or handicapped may be declared. ... more ...
  • Life Begins at 32 ... entries, that is

    --04/14/2015 (Article)
    With the recent entry of Limitless, an Express 37 out of SBYRC (Southern California), our entry count reached 32. She's not alone in the newest crop: Mark and Shana have somewhat whimsically entered their as-yet unpurchased boat to be named War Pony II. In the "I actually have a boat" division, we have been joined by Shadowside, a fully-crewed ketch under Lad Burgin; Endeavour 38 Serendipity, under Mark Stickel; Rick Niello's ride is Ticket II, a Jenneau 57.But wait, there's more!   ... more ...
  • North Sails to Sponsor 2016 Pacific Cup

    --04/09/2015 (Press Release)
    Pt. Richmond, CA, April 6, 2015 – Pacific Cup Yacht Club (PCYC) and North Sails are pleased to announce North Sails’ sponsorship of the 2016 Pacific Cup yacht race from San Francisco,CA to Kaneohe, HI. North Sails will come onboard as a Division Sponsor of the Race, slated to start in a staggered format from San Francisco, CA between July 11-16, 2016. ... more ...
  • Sonnen BMW returns as Pac Cup Sponsor

    --03/16/2015 (Article)
    Here comes trouble  We are pleased to announce Sonnen BMW as the Flagship Sponsor of the 2016 Pacific Cup. As they did for the 2014 race, Sonnen BMW is sponsoring both the Bon Voyage Party and a named division of the race.
                                        
    In addition, Sonnen BMW’s General Manager, Andy Costello, has just entered the 2016 race in his J/125, Double Trouble, to challenge
    ... more ...
  • See us at Strictly Sail Pacific

    --03/14/2015 (Article)
    April 11 is "Pac Cup Day!".  Many of our long-time participants got their start at the Boat Show. Hear the introductory presentation, chat with veterans, connect with old and new friends.  Heck, buy a boat!  Come on in and enjoy the show. ... more ...
  • Three More Mean We Are About a Third Full

    --03/11/2015 (Article)
    Three more signups lately from three very different boats: Mirthmaker, Archambault A-35. Kirk Denebeim; Wolfpack. MORC30, Melinda Erkelens; and Catana, Hunter 29.5, Gary Ehrsam.  With these three, we gain a modern racing boat, a more classic ocean racer, and ... more ...
  • Tiki Blue makes it Twenty

    --03/01/2015 (Article)
    The early surge of entries continues.  2016 PCYC Commodore Gary Troxel's Tiki Blue will be joining in the fun. This multi-year veteran of the race should give us a lesson not only in "How It's Done," but also "How It's FUN." ... more ...
  • Return of the Condor: Blackett makes it 19

    --02/17/2015 (Article)
    PCYC Vice Commodore Buzz Blackett has tossed his cap in the ring with California Condor's entry. The Antrim 40 will be double-handed again, blasting her twin rudders all the way to Kaneohe.  Welcome Back, Blackett! ... more ...
  • Two More Boats bring the count to 18

    --02/02/2015 (Article)
    Similar in size, but likely different programs bring our two latest entries: Sierra is a 2004 Beneteau 423 in the Cruising Division, skippered by Hal Lynam out of Encinal and Oakland Yacht Clubs. Redhead, on the other hand, is a Cal 40 - a venerable breed of boat designed for racing, and is entered in the fully-crewed Racing Division out of Richmond Yacht Club, under the watchful eye of skipper Walter Smith. Both are first-time Pac Cuppers.  Welcome! ... more ...

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