Pacific Cup Day 11 – Aloha!

We made it!  11 days, 8 hours, and 25 minutes.  A full 2 days faster than 2014 on a boat that should have been 1 day slower. The last day wasn’t, of course, without a little drama.  We started by putting up the A0 and the storm jib as a …

Pacific Cup Day 10 – Brochure Sailing

Day 10 was rather different than the previous days.  The sun came out, the winds eased off to 15-20 and the waves turned into long Pacific Tradewind rollers.  Just like the brochure said it would be.  We put up the A4 and spent the entire day rocketing along in relatively …

Pacific Cup Day 8 – Wind

Did anyone imagine it could be this windy for this long on the way to Hawaii. Since leaving San Francisco we have not seen less than 10 knots of wind and have only seen less than 15 for maybe 30 minutes in total. Today has been the windiest so far. …

Pacific Cup Day 8 – Waves – Friend or Foe?

It’s been all about the waves. Today we had a bit of everything. I screamed obscenities at the waves, I loved the waves. We had the A4 up in 25 knots doing steady 10-11’s with long surfs up to 15, but couldn’t fly a spinnaker in 20 knots earlier because …