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Scott Dickinson and Kim Worsham's J/42 "Tiki J"--Pac Cup 2016 Division B Start Date July 12th, 1110PDT

15 August 2016 | 37 35'N:123 19'W, CPYC
14 August 2016
13 August 2016 | 37 48'N:123 46'W, 60nm to SF
13 August 2016 | 37 43'N:125 24'W, 140nm to SF
13 August 2016 | 37 43'N:125 38'W, 150nm to SF
12 August 2016 | 37 36'N:127 46'W, 250nm to SF
11 August 2016 | 37 29'N:131 08'W, 410nm to SF
10 August 2016 | 37 24'N:135 47'W, 630nm to SF
09 August 2016 | 37 22'N:138 15'W, 750nm to SF
08 August 2016 | 37 40'N:141 12'W, 885nm to SF
08 August 2016 | 37 37'N:142 00'W, 925nm to SF
08 August 2016 | 37 37'N:142 00'W, 925nm to SF
08 August 2016 | 37 24'N:143 56'W, 1018nm to SF
07 August 2016 | 36 45'N:145 18'W, 1125nm from HI
06 August 2016 | 36 06'N:146 56'W, 1050nm from HI
06 August 2016 | 35 38'N:147 42'W, 1000nm from HI
05 August 2016 | 34 25'N:149 18'W, 900nm from HI
05 August 2016 | 33 47'N:149 47'W, 850nm from HI
04 August 2016 | 32 10'N:150 40'W, 750nm from HI
03 August 2016 | 29 40'N:152 16'W, 575nm from HI

A great day on the water

10 August 2012 | 33 10'N:148 20'W, 1294 nm to SF
We started the day with the fillet and release of Vince's mahi mahi, and finished it with Vince's famous fish tacos at the Tiki J Bar and Grill (we have neither bar, nor grill). Wow, what a treat! There's civiche curing in the fridge that Vince says isn't worth me even trying, but I'm pretty sure he's pulling my leg. Even Dad was tempted by the aromas from the galley to try the fish, but we're about as far from help as you can get if he were to have a reaction. ...though it would have been fun to jab him with an Epi pen ;-}

We passed through a Portugese Man-of-War nursery of sorts, where there were hundreds of tablespoon sized little guys floating in the water. They were the same size or small than the one we saw at the sandbar in HI, for those that were there.

At the risk of TMI, I had my every-other day field shower (baby wipes), change of clothes, and shave just now. As we're motoring in 2 knots wind with a gentle SE swell (from the Southern Hemisphere says LeeC), there's little chance of the saltwater enima ruining my new clothes like I got on the foredeck during the race. I'm hopeful that the predictions of catching the new wind are as spot-on as the loss of the old wind - it turned off just as we were passing over that 5-knot barb from the GRIB file (tic).

It's off for a catnap before my 2100-0000 (PDT) shift...
Vessel Name: Tiki J
Vessel Make/Model: J/42 Sail No. 33
Hailing Port: Coyote Point YC, San Mateo, CA
Crew: 2016 Update - Kim Worsham, Scott Dickinson, Brad Worsham, Vince Swerkes, Max Dickinson & Cody Dickinson
2016 Update: Max (12) & Cody (9) Dickinson will be joining us this year. Their first passage half way across the Pacific Ocean. Scott and Kim are former Foster City, CA residents recently transplanted to Portland, OR. [...]
2016 Update: The Year of the Kids! A lot of Worshams and those mental enough to be on a boat with them! In the Small World department, the Tiki J race crew, return crew (including Bill Sr) and shore support crew a.k.a. our extended families were saddened to learn of the passing of Charley [...]
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