Since the inaugural edition in 1980, the Pacific Cup has drawn from a diverse spectrum of sailors and yachts. It was that first year when Bill Lee's 67' Merlin entered with her long, narrow, surf-inspired hull, reaching Hawaii in just over 10 days and winning the first-to-finish trophy. Dean Treadway's well-known Farr designed One-Tonner Sweet Okole won her division as well.
Like most, we are shocked by the devastation and damage caused by the recent storms across the Caribbean. While the Pacific Cup has, in its 19 races to date, only been lightly brushed by a few major storms, we are deeply aware of the tremendous power that high winds can carry.
- ConPr (Puerto Rico Relief)
- US Virgin Islands Relief Fund ( by YouCaring )
- St. John Community Foundation ( By and for VI residents ), and
- Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands ( Also VI-based).
October 21! Richmond YC. A dazzling array of subjects and speakers. Signups are open.
For more information, see the sign-up page.
The Pacific Cup Yacht Club (PCYC) has named Pasha Hawaii as the Official Yacht/Gear Transportation Company and Sponsor of the 2018 Pacific Cup Yacht Race.
The SECOND Pacific Offshore Academy
Will be held at Richmond Yacht Club. Featuring a further discussion of race preparation and requirements, break out tables AND the increasingly popular post event party.
Whether you're doing Pac Cup or planning another passage, or just thinking about it (or hoping for a ride) this promises to be an enjoyable and useful afternoon.
Sign-ups open shortly!
Sponsored by Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines will once again be a sponsor of the Pacific Cup. Their "Division Sponsorship" will be directed toward support of our seminar series, an event, and will include discounted fares for participants and supporters.