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Day-3

B 1-2 (Leg 1) – Day 3

(240 miles to go) Howdy!  Yesterday evening and last night were really nice.  A little more wind than earlier Sunday, close reaching and flat water.  Makes it easy to move about the boat and tidy up.  I’ve gone from jib top, to A0, to jib top, to new #3.  Almost …

Day-2

B 1-2 (Leg 1) – Day 2

(340 miles to go) Another bright sunny day.  I can hear Jason (Concussion), although it sounds like he and Solarus aren’t very close, but are close each other.   A bit of everything.  Too much wind.  Too little wind.  Too big waves.  Super flat water.  Easy sailing, hard sailing.  I …

Day-1

B 1-2 (Leg 1) – Day 1

(507 miles to go) Good morning! Pretty good stuff out here so far.  It was nice getting out of the Bay and cracking off a little.  The cold front arrived earlier than expected, which was great because I was able to shift to the jib top and then the A5/A0. …

Pacific Cup Day 12 Recap – Driver’s Ed

The last 24 hours have been interesting. Good, but interesting. Actually, nothing special has happened. No issues. We’ve been focussed more on sailing fast and fast it has been. We started doing some calculations yesterday and realized we had a chance of finishing before nightfall tomorrow. We also did some …

Pacific Cup Day 11 – Big Blue Ocean

The last 24 hours have been so nice. Bright blue sky, sunshine, white puffy clouds, beautiful blue water, organized swells, and mostly 15-20 knots. We’ve been able to fly the A2 spinnaker and for the most part we’ve been moving well, except the early morning yesterday when we were parked …

Pacific Cup Day 9 Recap – Oh My God

The last 24 hours have been an experience I hope to never repeat. Just unbelievably challenging and yet we are still trucking. This mornings daily position report that we normally receive at 11am hasn’t come in yet as of 12:45pm. Not sure why, but it is sure missed we tried …