Planning begins for Pacific Cup 2016

Published on January 2nd, 2015

The Pacific Cup Yacht Club (PCYC) has posted the official Notice of Race for the 2016 Fun Race to Hawaii, and competitors may now signup for the race in either Racing or Cruising divisions.

The Pacific Cup is an invitational biennial 2070 nm race from the starkly beautiful coastline of San Francisco, California to the lush, tropical paradise of Kaneohe, Hawaii. The course will start at or near the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco Bay and finish outside Kaneohe Bay in Oahu, Hawaii. The starts will be between July 11 and July 16, 2016.

Due to the limited facilities at Kaneohe Yacht Club, only a limited number of entries can be accepted. Traditionally the number has been 70, so we encourage early entries to guarantee participation.

As in past years, the PCYC takes a keen interest in preparation and safety, and offers support to participants through numerous pre-race training seminars and direct contact with race experts. The 2015 seminars are designed to help racers prepare and qualify for this transpacific race and 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.

Event detailsNotice of Race

Source: Leslie Richter

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.

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