The Pacific Cup — New and Old, Ready for the 20th Edition

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.

Help Hurricane Victims

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.

Many of us have had wonderful experiences sailing among and visiting the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, and our hearts go out to the victims there. While many of us are individually supporting a range of relief efforts, the Pacific Cup board has decided to focus particularly on that island group.
Pacific Cup Yacht Club has identified several organizations that appear to be effectively supporting the USVI and is contributing $1000 among them. Individual board members are adding to that, and we invite all of our participants and supporters to join in these contributions.
The identified groups are:
Every dollar helps.
For those who, in addition, may wish to provide direct material assistance, consider the "adopt a family" program for USVI. (Facebook link)
However you may choose to respond to these disasters, we appreciate any effort you can make
the PCYC Board

Pacific Offshore Academy 2

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!

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