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Who's coming? Saw that the 125 'Can't Touch This' is registered but are any other 125's planning on making the trip..?

'Blue' the Riptide 41 is making an appearance as well. 

RP55 vs PAC 52?

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In!  (But can't say nothing about dropping out early....because that's what we had to do in '16 thanks to 2 broken ribs and a suspected ruptured spleen, on the first night.)  Gonna be a great summer!  I wonder: Last time, we were one of only two boats that carried the Watt & Sea hydrogenerator.  Will anyone else discover these amazing devices?  On the Transpac this summer, we used all of 1.5 gallons of diesel during the (embarrassingly long) 14 days it took to get to Honolulu.  Besides instruments, we ran our refrigerator the entire time.  Yes!  Ice-cold beer every day.....and now you see what our priorities were....and are.    :DIMG_3603.thumb.JPG.ee73750339722c2e77a07850d95de42e.JPG

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14 hours ago, dawson said:

Anyone with experience doing PacCup on a synergy 1000 four man crewed?

Do it, I'll come! :)

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The express fleet is having a good resurgence lately on the Bay. 8 OD boats will be the biggest one design fleet I think the race has ever had. I know there have been bigger sc50 fleets, but they are hardly OD boats at this point most have new rigs/ keels and rudders. 

Its going to be fun watching the triple handed e-27 performance against the dh boats. 

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Would it count as a "OD class" given the boats would likely  carry more than 2 fractionals #1 & #3? Maybe they'll agree upon some rules at Nationals this weekend. 

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6 hours ago, sousou said:

Would it count as a "OD class" given the boats would likely  carry more than 2 fractionals #1 & #3? Maybe they'll agree upon some rules at Nationals this weekend. 

I think they are all going to have different sails-- that's just apart of the race. Also thes will all weight differently so they will have have slight ratting differences. I would not be surprised to see at least one boat race with a MH set up. And it would not surprise me to see a boat with an A5 on the class pole. 

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23 hours ago, Ian Rogers said:

I think they are all going to have different sails-- that's just apart of the race. Also thes will all weight differently so they will have have slight ratting differences. I would not be surprised to see at least one boat race with a MH set up. And it would not surprise me to see a boat with an A5 on the class pole. 

Are you talking E-27's or E-37's.  

 

8 E-37's.  Looks like I'll be back again then.  Tho' it's gonna be hard to beat the '16 race. That was pretty epic.

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18 hours ago, Hitchhiker said:

Are you talking E-27's or E-37's.  

 

8 E-37's.  Looks like I'll be back again then.  Tho' it's gonna be hard to beat the '16 race. That was pretty epic.

E-27's 

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Anyone Sent there boat back to CA with pasha? I don't think I can do PacCup plus sail the boat up. It's an E-37

any suggestions would be nice, thanks!

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Dawson - in 2014 it was about $9,500 for a J105 on Matson on our own trailer.  I think rates were a little better in '16.  That doesn't include the haulout fees of ~$1,500 and the trucking fee to move it across the street ~$500.  

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12 hours ago, dawson said:

Anyone Sent there boat back to CA with pasha? I don't think I can do PacCup plus sail the boat up. It's an E-37

any suggestions would be nice, thanks!

I shipped my 32' back on Pasha after the 2012 race. At that time they only went to San Diego. They were a fair bit cheaper than Matson. I used Matson for the 2002 race and found Pasha customer service to be much better.

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Yes. You’ll be with the j/125, m32, and farr 400. For whatever reason there is always a void in the ratings between about 0 and 50 for Pac Cup. The J/120 is even more isolated. 

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2 hours ago, Roleur said:

Yes. You’ll be with the j/125, m32, and farr 400. For whatever reason there is always a void in the ratings between about 0 and 50 for Pac Cup. The J/120 is even more isolated. 

Ugly class. Farr 400 isn't going though. 

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I sold my express 37, buying a Hobie 33 again. I'm wondering about battery charging for the crossing something simple and removable.

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1 hour ago, dawson said:

I sold my express 37, buying a Hobie 33 again. I'm wondering about battery charging for the crossing something simple and removable.

Solar. Two identical systems so if one shits the bed you still have some power. 

Thats what we did on Mas! When the port charge controller died, we just cut back our power consumption and kept going.  Made it with a few amps to spare. 

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If you don't mind my asking, what size battery and panel and controller did you guys use.

by the way, they say anything over 24' is excess boat...

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23 hours ago, dawson said:

I sold my express 37, buying a Hobie 33 again. I'm wondering about battery charging for the crossing something simple and removable.

Sooo.  No One Eyed Jack for Pac cup?

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17 hours ago, dawson said:

If you don't mind my asking, what size battery and panel and controller did you guys use.

by the way, they say anything over 24' is excess boat...

We had two 60 amp hour lithium batteries. And two 23w all-in-one panels. If we went again we would have two 75w panels.  We did not have enough panel, but we made it work. 

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I am honored to be able to serve as the Media Director for the Pacific Cup this year!

At previous regattas that i've helped cover, the SA forums were a valuable place to get user, racer and viewer feed back to help guide the coverage in the right direction. After all, this is YOUR race!

I've got some pretty cool things planned: drone at the starts, sizzle reel videos for start days and arrivals, almost-daily recap videos with voice over, written articles, social media, final race recap short movie and more. 

During the race, I plan to do periodic (probably every couple of days) analysis and recap videos utilizing the tracker data and communications form the fleet. If any competitors want to have their boats featured nicely in those videos, if you could drop a few video files you have (Go Pro, etc) of your boat hauling ass and looking hot, then I can then splice those in there as B-role during our almost-daily recap videos. "File footage", if you will. If you give me a cheap 2GB (no bigger please) USB thumb drive at the start with a few video files on it, i'll return it to you in Kaneohe. If I get any sweet video or drone footage of your boat in SF or at the start, i'll drop those files on there and give you the USB drive back in Kaneohe. I think handing off USB drives is easier than dealing with dozens of Drop box accounts, sending big files over the web, etc.

An official race communication regarding media stuff will go out in a few weeks, things have just been formally finalized on our end. I hope to help set a new standard in working with the competitors and giving the people what they want to see. Please feel free to PM me on this site and i'll give you my email address if need. 

Stoked to see all of you at the start and at the finish. 

aloha

 

 

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