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2008 Pacific Cup-- Racing from San Francisco to Hawaii
Sixty boats set sail on staggered starts this week in the biennial West Marine Pacific Cup sailboat race from San Francisco to Hawaii, 2200 nautical miles. The smaller and slower boats started on Monday July 14, and the fastest will sail under the Golden Gate Bridge Saturday July 19. For anyone interested here's a link to the site which provides all kinds of software to follow the progress of the boats with daily and every-four-hour satellite updates.
Also linked below are blogs from several of the boats.
[Note for Hubbers: One of our faithful members is racing on Moore 24 Bar-ba-Loot in the Doublehanded 2 Division. Barbaloot finished yesterday in first place in the DH2 division and 6th overall out of the 60 boats in the race. Barbaloot put its spinnaker up on the second day and kept it up, day and night, for the remaining 11 days of the race.]
Pac Cup and Solo Transpac Results
- Pac Cup Results
Andy Hamilton's Santa Cruz-based Moore 24 Bar-ba-loot crushed Doublehanded 2 with the Bay Area's Sarah Deeds aboard. Sitting on 13-14 knots of boatspeed in a massive squall and winning Doublehanded 2 were welcome rewards for the preparation involved
Andy Hamilton & Sarah Deeds DH2 Winners
2008 Pacific Cup Home Page
- Pac Cup Website
This site has everything you may want to know about the 2008 Pac Cup. Fantastic soft ware provides position updates every 4 hours for each boat and daily standings.
Pacific Cup 2008 Tracking Link (4-hour reports)
Daily DIvision and Overall Standings
- Dailiy Standings
This link provides daily division and overall standings, distance in previous 24 hours and distance remaining to Kanehoe Bay.