Full Moon for 2024 Race
July 15, 2024, is scheduled to be the first start for the 2024 Pacific Cup, the FUN race to Hawaii. Slowest boats will start that Monday, with faster boats starting later in the week, is the plan.
Race organizers have to balance a number of factors in picking a start date. We prefer to start around 10 am to 2 pm, on an ebb tide. The date should be late enough that the Pacific High will have had a good chance to form, but not so late that we are into a high chance of tropical storms or somebody's school year. We really want a moon.
This year, the week of July 15 came closest to ideal, with a blazingly full moon set for the middle of the race. That's when we've scheduled our start for, and we hope to see you there.