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Pacific Cup – By the Numbers

I think we’ll probably have one or two more posts on our Pac Cup experience (a video and a few pictures), so bear with us on the updates…but thought there might be some interest in the numbers: Diesel taken = 27 gallons, and we finished with ~15 gallons as we …

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Pacific Cup – Awards

We were surprised, but super happy to receive the “Best First Passage” Award for Pacific Cup 2014.  It is a testament to the depth of experience of the field as we finished in middle of the fleet at best.

Shearwater Tracking – Friends of Bill & Darlene

For those of you interested in following Shearwater and who know Bill & Darlene, the YellowBrick Tracker onboard is On and functioning, however, the Status was turned off prior to handover to us, so the unit is not tracking.  This can be easily fixed by Bill or Darlene onboard, once …

Shearwater Return Trip – Tracker

Shearwater left Kaneohe Bay yesterday afternoon headed up to the Pacific Northwest.  There is a YellowBrick Tracker onboard and in theory we can all follow along with Bill & Darlene as they sail to the PNW.  Unfortunately, the YellowBrick does not seem to be working.  The Race Committee is working …

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 …