I just want to take a minute to wrap-up our race to Hawaii. I’m a bit overdue in getting this together, but i got a bit busy bringing the boat back home too!
The 2010 Pacific Cup was a fantastic event. Our team of five sailors from around the country and four coaches aboard our new turboed Santa Cruz 50 Hula Girl was a perfect recipe for a memorable race. And what a race we had… with an elapsed time of 8 days and 19 hours, we were the 4th boat to sail into Kaneohe Bay, and corrected out to 3rd in class, and 6th overall (out of 50+ boats!). Not bad for our first outing, eh? Not only did we we end up with a great result, we ended up having a great time. Many thanks to the 2010 Hula Girl Team for making it a memorable event.
Here’s some photos for y’all (more coming too):
Barry getting comfortable in the nav station, playing Tetris. Just kidding. Actually working out our routing with Expedition, the most powerful navigation and flexible software package available for yacht racing… don’t leave port without it. (Good little plug for our sponsor, eh?)
And additional thanks go out to our team suppliers: West Marine for the crew gear, Expedition for the navigation and routing software, Spinlock for the Deckvest Series life jackets and safety harnesses, and McLube for all things slippery. Gracias, amigos!
I’m happy to report that Hula Girl is back in SF and getting ready for her season in Mexico… the next race will be the 2011 Newport to Cabo race… any takers?
All the best,