The Pacific Cup Yacht Club is honored to announce PAU Maui Vodka’s official sponsorship of “The FUN Race to Hawaii’s” Awards Night for the 2018 Pacific Cup, July 27

Mount Gay Rum

Mount Gay Rum, considered the world's oldest refined rum, is proud to be the official Bon Voyage Event Sponsor of the 2018 Pacific Cup. The brand boasts a strong affiliation with sailing that dates back to the 17th century and continues today through its regatta sponsorships with the famous Mount Gay Rum parties and the iconic Mount Gay red caps.

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Latitude 38: Racers from afar

It's interesting to find out what possesses some folks to travel long distances to participate in the Pacific Cup. In the 2014 edition, you may recall that it was Rob Date and crew who made the event a part of Scarlet Runner's around-the world cruising/racing journey from Melbourne, Australia. The R/P 52 won that Pac Cup overall, winning the Latitude 38 Performance Award and taking first place in ORR with a course time of 7 days, 14 hours, 25 minutes, 18 seconds.

Although Scarlet Runner may have traveled the farthest ever to participate in the Pacific Cup, two entries stand out for their determination to partake in the 2018 race — Andy Sponseller's Santa Cruz 27 Low-down, hailing from Flathead Lake, Montana, and Michael Schoendorf's Blue, a Riptide 41 from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. These adventures require significant time, energy, money, skilled crew and spousal support — elements that can take years to align. But, it also comes down to a simple phenomenon: the realization of a dream planted in one's mind at an early age — to sail.

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