Start date for 2016 Pacific Cup announced

Published on November 6th, 2014

Point Richmond, CA (November 5, 2014) – The Pacific Cup Yacht Club (PCYC) has chosen Monday, July 11, 2016 as the first start day of the 2016 Pacific Cup Race. The 2015 seminars designed to help racers prepare and qualify for this transpacific race include a Safety at Sea Seminar at Encinal Yacht club on May 17, and two Pacific Offshore Academy Seminars to be held at Richmond Yacht Club on Saturday, June 13, and Saturday, October 17.

Gary Troxel is the PCYC Commodore for the 2016 Pacific Cup Race cycle, Hill “Buzz” Blackett is Vice Commodore and Melinda Erkelens is Rear Commodore. All three are veterans of multiple Pacific Cups and enthusiastic about making the 2016 race from San Francisco Bay to Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, a bigger, better and more fun event than ever.

The Notice of Race will be published soon, officially opening the 2016 race to entries.

Additional details:

Source: Race media

About Pacific Cup Yacht Club
The Pacific Cup Yacht Club is responsible for organizing the biennial Pacific Cup, dubbed the “FUN race to Hawaii.” Since 1980, the Pacific Cup has been sailed from San Francisco Bay to Hawaii every other year, and since 1988 the finish has been at the warm and welcoming Kaneohe Yacht Club on Oahu. With an emphasis on pre-race preparation for the 2070-mile race, PCYC’s volunteer membership has helped to ensure that thousands of racers have been delighted with their Pacific Cup experience. For more information about the Pacific Cup, visit

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