There’s a buzz around San Francisco Bay right now. At every marina in town, you’ll notice select boats being given lots of attention. And out jetting around Alcatraz you might notice some boats from far and wide shaking down the systems, taking a look at the sails, and getting ready the “Fun Race to Hawaii!”
Yes, the Pacific Cup race from San Francisco to the north shore of Oahu starts in early July. World renowned for the great competition mixed with seriously good times, this race takes the fleet into some of the finest sailing conditions you’ll ever find: miles and miles of downwind surfing on crystal blue swells in tropical conditions.
Team J/World will be racing over to the Islands on Hula Girl, a turboed Santa Cruz 50 built and optimized for offshore events just like the Pac Cup. This is a fully managed, turn-key program, overseen by three J World coaches. You just show up and race…
“I wanted to thank you for a wonderful trip and the experience of a lifetime. I was and remain extremely impressed with all the preparation and hard work that you put in to make this trip a success for the students. I took from this experience not only a great deal of knowledge on ocean sailing, but also increased confidence in my ability as a sailor.” – MC, after the 2008 Pacific Cup
We meet as a team on July 5, and our start is on July 8. We expect the race to be from 9-11 days. Then of course everyone is invited to kick back in Hawaii and join us for the closing ceremonies at Kaneohe Yacht Club.
So if you are interested in the adventure of a lifetime on an exciting boat where everyone gets to be an active member of the team, this is the perfect opportunity. And if you are thinking you would like to enter your own boat in offshore events some day, our coaches will teach you all the tricks of the trade and help you hit the ground running (so to speak, of course!).
We are trying to finalize the team (and want to get you sized for the team gear!), so contact asap!
All the best,
Wayne Zittel and the J World Team