And They’re Off!

Hello all,

Sylvia Seaberg fired the starting gun at 1:50PM yesterday and J/World’s Hula Girl was off to Hawaii!  The team got a great start on starboard, close to the San Francisco shore in order to stay out of the last of the flood tide.  They tacked to the Golden Gate bridge on port, ducked a boat and road the ebb out.  Winds were in the mid-teens at the start, but the crew were set-up from the dock to switch to a larger headsail once the met lighter winds West of the Golden Gate.
As the gun went off at 1:50 PM., J/World’s Hula Girl started the 2012 Pacific Cup!   
Crew photo at the St. FYC.

Additional photos from yesterday can be seen at: