California Condor

Antrim Class 40 Racing in the 2010 Pacific Cup

Vessel Name: California Condor
Vessel Make/Model: Antrim Class 40
Hailing Port: Richmond, CA, USA
Crew: The PacCup team: Buzz Blackett, David Blackett, Jim Antrim, Todd Hedin, Liz Baylis, Tom Paulling
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22 July 2010
22 July 2010
19 July 2010
19 July 2010
16 July 2010 | A Little Nearer Yet To Hawaii
15 July 2010 | A Little Nearer to Hawaii
15 July 2010 | Nearer to Hawaii
14 July 2010 | North of Hawaii
14 July 2010 | California Coastline
12 July 2010 | California Coastline
11 July 2010 | California Coastline
10 July 2010 | California Coastline
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Recent Blog Posts
22 July 2010

7/22/10 - Pau!

Yes! We finished at about 2130 HST. Over 100 other sailors and other well-wishers came out to greet us when we got to the dock. The good will and wishes for us for palpable. These sailors are a pretty wonderful group. After a few mai tais and sushi we collapsed around 2:30 a.m.

22 July 2010

7/21/10 - Land Ho!

Land Ho! We sighted Oahu at 1728 HST. Our finish ETA is 2052 HST.

21 July 2010 |

7/21/10 - Onward to Kaneohe Finish

We made good progress during the night and the rudder seems to be sturdy (after some real stress tests in squalls during the last two nights). So we have decided to finish the race and go into Kaneohe for a day and then sail the boat to Honolulu for hauling and shipping. We just completed the 100 mile check-in with the race committee and are hoping to finish by 9:00 p.m. Hawaii time and get to the dock by 11:00 p.m. We'll try to send a final blog this evening.

20 July 2010

7/20/10 - Light Winds, Slow Progress

Pulling the drouge out of the water and steering with a rudder instead made the boat go much faster. Until the wind dies. Which is what has happened to us during the course of the day. We are having to work for our miles, trimming and gybing. The good news is the rudder is holding up just fine. We still hope to arrive Thursday at the latest.

19 July 2010

7/19/10 - About 335 Miles From Oahu

Greetings --

19 July 2010

7/19/10 - Rudder Post-Op

Post-op

7/22/10 - Pau!

22 July 2010
California Condor
Yes! We finished at about 2130 HST. Over 100 other sailors and other well-wishers came out to greet us when we got to the dock. The good will and wishes for us for palpable. These sailors are a pretty wonderful group. After a few mai tais and sushi we collapsed around 2:30 a.m.

As I've said, everyone one the crew was wonderful. As an experienced Pac Cup skipper told me last night, what happened to us was scary and at first seemed like cause for concern. But the talented and experienced sailors on the boat turned a disaster into an inspiring learning experience.

The whole crew would like to warmly thank everyone who supported us and who greeted us on the dock. The sailing community is one of the things that makes this race great.

Thank you everyone, Mahalo, California Condor--out
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California Condor's Photos - Main
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Created 27 July 2010
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Created 27 July 2010
The crew has plenty of last minute preparations, but made it to the line, had a great start, and sailed under the gate in style.
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Created 8 July 2010
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