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
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
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

7/21/10 - Land Ho!

22 July 2010
California Condor
Land Ho! We sighted Oahu at 1728 HST. Our finish ETA is 2052 HST.

We can't wait to get there! See you soon!

7/21/10 - Onward to Kaneohe Finish

21 July 2010 |
Buzz Blackett
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.

7/20/10 - Light Winds, Slow Progress

20 July 2010
Buzz Blackett
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.

7/19/10 - About 335 Miles From Oahu

19 July 2010
Liz
Greetings --

As you have already seen and read, we have been having a pretty good day. The jury rigged rudder is doing great and we are back to normal sit down steering with a tiller extension in hand (instead of the drogue line in one hand and a winch handle in the other while standing over the primary winch).

The arrival time is looking better - with the most optimistic estimates being Wednesday afternoon and the less optimistic being Thursday morning. Our current plan is to take the boat straight to the boatyard in Honolulu and bypass the Kaneohe side while we still have a full crew onboard.

We are all really looking forward to seeing our friends and family in Hawaii and getting that first delicious Kaneohe YC Mai Tai! See you all soon!

Time for a nap before watch.

Our current position is 24 deg. 14 min. by 152 deg. 29 min. (336 nautical miles from Makapu'u). Until tomorrow.

7/19/10 - Rudder Post-Op

19 July 2010
Post-op
California Condor's Photos - California Condor
Photos 1 to 4 of 4 | Main
1
 
1

About & Links