Pacific Cup announces its 2016 race start date and 2015 seminar schedule

Pacific Cup Announces its 2016 Race Start date and 2015 seminar schedule

The Pacific Cup Yacht Club (PCYC) has chosen Monday, July 11, 2016 as the first start day of the 2016 Pacific Cup Race. The 2015 seminars designed to help racers prepare and qualify for this transpacific race include a Safety at Sea Seminar at Encinal Yacht club on May 17, and two Pacific Offshore Academy Seminars to be held at Richmond Yacht Club on Saturday, June 13, and Saturday, October 17 - so mark your calendars.

Gary Troxel is the PCYC Commodore for the 2016 Pacific Cup Race cycle, Hill "Buzz" Blackett is Vice Commodore and Melinda Erkelens is Rear Commodore. All three are veterans of multiple Pacific Cups and enthusiastic about making the 2016 race from San Francisco Bay to Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, a bigger, better and more fun event than ever. So stay tuned – the NOR will be published soon, officially opening the 2016 race to entries.

If you're interested in doing the 2016 Pacific Cup Race, go to now and sign up to start receiving pre-race information.

About Pacific Cup Yacht Club – The Pacific Cup Yacht Club is responsible for organizing the biennial Pacific Cup, dubbed the "FUN race to Hawaii." Since 1980, the Pacific Cup has been sailed from San Francisco Bay to Hawaii every other year, and since 1988 the finish has been at the warm and welcoming Kaneohe Yacht Club on Oahu. With an emphasis on pre-race preparation for the 2070-mile race, PCYC’s volunteer membership has helped to ensure that thousands of racers have been delighted with their Pacific Cup experience.

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