Racing to Hawaii on Express 37 Limitless for 2016 Pacific Cup! Jul 9 2016

Delivering Limitless to the Bay Area

Delivering Limitless to the Bay Area with Shawn Ivie, owner

I’m really excited to be participating in the 2016 Pacific Cup.  It’s a sailboat race from San Francisco to Hawaii that takes place every 2 years and is on many racer’s bucket lists of races they might like to do someday.  I am very fortunate to have found a skipper (Shawn Ivie) and boat (Limitless) that I really like, and also to feel like I can contribute meaningfully to the program.  The owner of the boat (an Express 37) has been working overtime to get everything ready.  I got to help deliver the boat from southern California to the Bay Area, which was a lot of fun.  I’ve also been helping do the social media and website for the boat.  You can follow our adventures here: http://e37limitless.com — we’re hoping to blog at least once a day using the satellite phone we’ll also be using to do our official check-ins.  You can track our progress vs. the rest of the competition here: 2016 Pacific Cup Tracker and check out the Daily Standings here.

We are in Alaska Airlines Division C and our start is at 11:25 am on July 12 in front of the St. Francis Yacht Club.  Doug Johnstone, our navigator, is estimating it will take right around 11 days to finish.  The weather will play a huge part in how long it actually takes us to arrive in Kaneohe Bay.  So excited for this opportunity!

The adventure so far:

Delivering Limitless to the Bay Area from Southern California

Limitless getting weighed and measured at Berkeley Marine Center

Preparing Limitless for her safety inspection tomorrow

PacCup Inspection for Limitless – Passed!

Getting all the electronics to talk to one another

More work on Limitless – fresh crew arrives to help!

Delivering Limitless

Delivering Limitless

Next stop: Kaneohe Bay!

 

 

 

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