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

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: — 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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