Fleeting good times for Pacific Cup fleet
Published on July 16th, 2014
(July 16, 2014) – For the fifty-five boats racing in the 2014 Pacific Cup, just when they had gotten used to the fun of sailing in the strong breeze, the weather looks to reassert itself in this year’s event. A new high pressure area, with its impending light air, is forming to the south of the rhumb line and the boats toward the back of the fleet and to the south will likely get a couple of extra days to work on their tans.
Those further north will see some patchy spots but should be able to continue to sail fast. The front runners to the north will wonder why everyone is talking about the wind — they will continue to have plenty. The rich get richer.
The Yellowbrick tracking will likely go LIVE (6 hour delay will vanish) on Thursday afternoon as the first boat comes within 200 miles of the finish.