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  • Pacific Cup Press Release -- Invisible Hand is first to finish

    --07/18/2014 (Article)
    For Immediate ReleaseThe First Boat Has Finished the Pacific Cup - Invisible HandKaneohe Bay, HI, July 18, 2014 –  Frank Slootman’s R/P 63 Mini Maxi Invisible Hand (formerly Limit) is the first boat to finish in the 2014 Pacific Cup with a unofficial finish time of 12:44:11 PDT. The Hand has an all-star crew comprising America’s Cup and Olympic champions, sailmakers, and others with significant ocean racing experience. ... more ...
  • Pacific Cup Press Release - July 17th Update

    --07/17/2014 (Article)
    For Immediate Release Pacific Cup Race Tracker - Going Live TodayKaneohe Bay, HI, July 17, 2014 – It’s the moment many have been waiting for: the first of Pacific Cup’s 55-boat fleet, Venture (a Jenneau 49 in Cruising Division) is expected to cross the magical line, 200 nautical miles from Hawaii late this afternoon, and you will be able to follow the race online, in real time, on the Pacific Cup website. ... more ...
  • July 17, 2014, 1400 PDT Message from s/v Cayenne:

    --07/17/2014 (Article)
    Tiburon is in the process of finalizing their alternative method of steering after having received water and various equipment from the  vessel Cayenne.  They anticipate continuing to sail under a double headsail rig with the their alternative steering system. Morale on-board is reported to be good, there are no injuries, and they have adequate food and water for their remaining passage. ... more ...
  • July 17, 2014 Update

    --07/17/2014 (Article)
    July 17, 2014, 10:30 PDT - Cayenne has provided Tiburon with their emergency rudder and additional water. No further assistance is immediately required.We expect the first boat to come within 200 miles of the finish later this afternoon, triggering the conversion of the tracker data to live from a six-hour delay. Stay tuned!  ... more ...
  • Tiburon Update

    --07/17/2014 (Article)
    July 16, 2014, 23:30 PDT -- Communications boat Cayenne has suspended racing and has diverted to meet Tiburon. They will stand by to offer assistance if needed. We'll provide updated information when available. ... more ...
  • Tiburon Loses Rudder

    --07/16/2014 (Article)
    July 16, 2014, 19:15 PDT – Steve Stroub’s Santa Cruz 37, Tiburon, has just notified us that they have lost their rudder and are working on an alternative method of steering. All Pacific Cup boats are required to have an alternative method of steering for such a circumstance. The PCYC race committee has alerted the communications boat and they are in the process of apprising nearby boats of the situation if additional assistance is necessary. ... more ...
  • July 16th Update - It pays to pay attention to the weather...

    --07/16/2014 (Article)
    Just  when everyone has gotten used to the fun of sailing in the strong breeze the weather will reassert  itself in this year’s event. A new high pressure area, with its impending light air, is forming to  the south of the rhumb line and the boats toward the back of the fleet and to the south will likely get a couple of extra days to work on their tans. ... more ...
  • Changing Leaderboards as Pacific Cup Boats Catch More Breeze

    --07/16/2014 (Press Release)
    Kaneohe Bay, HI, July 15, 2014 – The breeze is on and many of the fifty-five boats racing in the 2014 Pacific Cup are posting double-digit speeds and 200-nautical-mile-plus days. At this pace, Kaneohe Bay could be welcoming the first finisher as early as this Friday, July 18. ... more ...
  • July 14th Update from 'Lectronic Latitude - Pac Cup Wind Fates Have Changed

    --07/14/2014 (Article)
    'Lectronic Latitude has posted a great overview on the current state of the race -- and it's breeze on! Various racer blogs are now mentioning that this is indeed, finally, the "fun" race to Hawaii. You can also get updates on our Facebook page. ... more ...
  • July 13th Update

    --07/13/2014 (Article)
    The big and bigger dogs in the Sonnen BMW and Latitude 38 divisions are starting to work their way through the back of the Tuesday starters, bringing the wind with them.  Monday’s starters are still in the penalty box, and are no doubt sending offerings to the wind gods.  The three Cal 40’s, Green Buffalo, California Girl, and Azure are all lined up within a band 10 miles wide, about 1300 miles from Kaneohe waiting for the race to restart. ... more ...

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