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2016 Pacific Cup - Final Results and Trophies

Kaneohe, HI, Saturday, July 30, 2016 – The 2016 Pacific Cup will be remembered for the big wind and seas that challenged some racers with broken boats and bodies, but pushed many in the fleet to...

The 2016 Pac Cup – Mountains, Holes and Mogul

This year’s Pac Cup was wind, wind and more wind. Getting out of Dodge that first day, the missing light wind ridge, north and south – there was good wind everywhere. The strong high north east of...

Darby: To Reroute or Not to Reroute?

If any 2016 Pacific Cup racers have kids, it’s unlikely they’ll name them Darby. The position of the Pacific High made for a fast passage for boats on the front of the fleet, but Darby wreaked havoc...

July 27 Update - Mirador's in, let the p

Aloha, Mirador! The Antrim 27 finished this morning at 9:38 a.m. marking the fleet’s longest passage. Skipper Eric Devaney and his son Will faced a number of challenges that extended their time at...

June 26 Update

As Pacific Cup racers have enjoyed their hot showers and gotten their land legs again, they are posting photos and videos on social media. Wondering what it’s like to cross the Pacific on the Ker 56...

July 25 Update – Sun is Shining at KYC!

After a day of heavy rain, the skies are clearing. Boats that anchored out to safety to avoid potential damage from Tropical Storm Darby will be returning to the docks today. Last night, a thunder...

July 23, 24 Update

Eleven more boats finished on July 23, and three on the morning of July 24, and bringing their crew and their war stories to Kaneohe Yacht Club. Depsite the sometimes squally conditions at the dock,...

July 23 Update - Wet, Windy and Wild

Kaneohe Bay, HI, Saturday, July 23, 2016 – Windy, wet, wild. The skippers and crew who crossed the finish line Friday, July 22, in the 2016 Pacific Cup race all gave similar reports of intense...

Watching Darby

We've been providing updated weather information to the fleet as we receive it and are continuing to monitor conditions closely. The good news is that with each forecast, Darby's strength over the...

July 22, 2014 Update

Kaneohe Bay, HI, Friday, July 22, 2016 – In a year when strong winds made for record crossing times, the double handed team of Mark English and Ian Rogers on the Moore 24 Mas! have become sailing...

July 21 Update: Tropical Depression Darby

We're watching tropical depression Darby which has not dissipated as originally projected and is now forecast to cross the track of the fleet, potentially becoming an issue for those boats at the end...

Rio 100 Sets New Pacific Cup Fastest Passage

Kaneohe Bay, HI, July 20, 2016 – Strong winds propelled Manouch Moshayedi’s super maxi Rio 100 across the Pacific to set a new Pacific Cup Fastest Passage record. Crossing the finish at 13:51:13...

First Arrivals Today! Will There be a New Rec

As the boats approach Hawaii, the winds may lighten a bit, adding to the tension about whether Rio 100 will break the 12-year Fastest Passage record set by Mari Cha I

The Tracker is Live

Overnight, California Condor was the first boat to come within 200 miles of the finish, triggering the live coverage of the race tracker -- no more 6 hour delay. Rio 100 is currently only five miles...

The Rich Get Richer

The wind this year has favored the front of the fleet, with today’s leaders seeing about 4 kts more than those in the back of the fleet. The wind direction is allowing front-runners to point straight...

Pac Cup Fleet Flying to Hawaii!

Point Richmond, CA, July 18, 2016 – The 2016 Pacific Cup racers are crossing their halfway point, and the fleet is flying along in 20kt winds which will likely to carry...

Sunday, July 17 Update

Halfway to Hawaii! Overnight, the first of the racers reached their halfway point, but it's likely that there wasn't a lot of time for celebration given the big breeze carrying them along at top...

Saturday – July 16 Update

Nicole's tracker has run out of battery power and will be reporting her position to the communication's boat, Rapture. We've now heard from Cetacea, reporting that everyone is well but they...

Big Winds, Big Seas for the Big Dogs - The Maxis Started Today

Point Richmond, CA, July 15, 2016 – Big boats, big winds, big seas. Friday's final start of the 2016 Pacific Cup showcased maxis at their best, with a clean start and a huge port tack...

Brisk Winds, Fast Speeds for Pasha Hawaii Division (ORR D) Start

Point Richmond, CA, July 15, 2016 – Seasoned offshore racers know not to take too many risks at the start of a 2,000 nm race. So even though Thursday’s sustained winds were under 20 knots...

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