Thursday, July 14, 2016

Pacific Cup Race Update

J42 sailing Pacific Cup race to Hawaii (San Francisco, CA)- The "FUN Race to Hawaii" from San Francisco to Kaneohe (Oahu) Hawaii has started for the first five divisions.  So far, the weather for the starts have been spectacular, with sunny skies and strong westerlies blowing through the Golden Gate Bridge on San Francisco Bay- just 2,300nm to go!

The first members of the J/Tribe to head WSW out of the gate on Tuesday, July 12th were the boats sailing in the Weems & Plath Division B- Ray Sanborn’s J/109 ALOHA from Kaneohe YC in Hawaii; Karl Haflinger’s J/35 SHEARWATER from Corinthian YC Tacoma in Washington; Scott Dickinson’s J/42 TIKI J from Coyote Point YC in San Mateo, CA; Tom Keffer’s J/42 J44 sailing Pacific Cup RaceVELOCITY from Portland YC in Hood River, OR; and Bill Williams’ J/44 VIAJANTE from Richmond YC in San Francisco, CA.

The second set of J/crews sailing in the Pasha Hawaii ORR Division D started on July 14th, Thursday- Graham Ellis’ J/124 ALBION from Encinal YC in Alameda, CA and Scott Campbell’s famous J/46 RIVA from Portland YC in Portland, OR.

Follow these teams on the YellowBrick tracker and you can even cheer them on in the blogs the teams are updating during the race!  Sailing photo credits- Leslie Richter/  For more Pacific Cup Race sailing information