Countdown to Pac Cup 2012

The fleet sailing the 17th edition of the Pac Cup takes off from San Francisco on July 16 and gets their leis ready for the finish line in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

July 14, 2012
Sailing World

Pacific Cup 2012


46 boats racing in the 17th edition of the Pacific Cup will leave from the San Francisco city front (off the St Francis Yacht Club) at noon on Monday July 16, sailing under the famed Golden Gate Bridge to Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. The 2070 nautical mile race runs every even year.

A staggered start from July 16 through July 20 will see the slower boats take the line first, followed by the rest of the fleet throughout the week. Even so, an early start may not be enough of an advantage for the slower boats.

Andy Costello, skipper and owner of the very competitive J/125 Double Trouble, is racing Pac Cup for the first time and has taken a glimpse at the long range forecast, “We’ve started to look at the weather and it’s looking better for our start later in the week than it is for the earlier starts, so that may help us get to Hawaii faster.”


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