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Racing, and Cruising… and more Racing, more Cruising

Well, no sooner has our trusty J/120 returned back from the 2008 Pacific Cup race to Hawaii and our offshore cruise back to California, than we are launching into another epic Race/Cruise combo! The mighty vessel J/World is in the yard right now getting all new standing rigging, and then she’s off to the races […]

2008 Pacific Cup Report Well, the dust (or spray) has settled, and Team J World is safely back from the 2008 Pacific Cup Race. A crew of six sailors, with support from two of our J World coaches, departed San Francisco mid July for the island of Oahu. The race (like all good ocean races) […]

Day 10

Wayne here: Late Wednesday night, an intermediate shroud broke on the starboard side. When the crew figured out what had happened, they gybed over to port tack relieving the pressure on the weakened side of the mast, then reduced sail area until the morning when they could better assess the situation. It appears that the […]

Day 9

Ok well, we are now heading straight for SF, heading 075M. It is hard at times, the seas big and winds have been top 20s for 48 hrs, hence the track north yesterday. All in all, Simon drives only when motor sailing in calm lake like conditions, so people generally tired from driving, but we […]

Day 8

Wayne here, and I’d like to offer a bit of explanation: At the start of the trip, ebrone aboard is given a ‘boat birthday,’ and when this given day arrives, that particular individual is given special treatment… a break from the watches, choice of menu items, massages… the whole works! So when you see them […]

Day 7

34.33N x 155.45W We are making more water, it is hot, there is 4kts of wind out of the E NE so we are motor sailing at 045… looksl like it is the beginning of the high. The water is still blue blue blue… it’s beautiful! I lost a lure yesterday, fish didn’t even give […]

Day 5

33.10N x 156.57W We are all in very good shape. Made guac, and mashed potatoes tonight, as some stuff was getting a bit ripe. We are still making good way up north, wind veered a little E and lightened up today, then back to normal. Generally lighter today, less squalls, horizon looks great for once. […]

Day 3

27.34Nx157.31 W we have same of 12-16kts from the ENE with seas ENE 6-8, little better. Squalls all around with gusts to 20. The ones that hit us have little wind after rain, but resume normal wind pattern shortly after. Jenn and I got in the water and dragged behind at 3-4kts- was a great […]

Hawaii to San Francisco Cruise – 2008

Our 2008 offshore cruise from the Hawaiian Islands to San Francisco departed Oahu on Saturday… we’ll be posting periodic updated from Capt. Eugenie and the team as the make the crossing: Day 1 0945 Local Time (HST); 23.49N x 157.46W After a bit of a rough night, winds consistent ENE to NNE but increasing from […]

Pac Cup Update: Day 11+ FINISHED!

This post is from Barry, sitting at J/World’s office in Alameda over 2,100 nautical miles from the Kaneohe Bay Yacht Club and the Pacific Cup finish. J/World’s Pacific Cup entry finished in the darkness at 02:48:06 this morning. Congratulations to the team for competing in and completing the “Fun Race to Hawaii!” Having competed in […]