Tiki J's Pacific Cup Blog

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

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08 August 2016 | 37 37'N:142 00'W, 925nm to SF
Brad
We're less than 1000nm out now, and in horse-to-barn mode. Great news is that we could sail from here and still probably make our Sunday target. All optimizations, models and variables converge on virtually the same path, with 10-15kts of breeze from bettering angles until the end game, once we shutoff the iron gennie within the next 24 hours. We're currently motorsailing under reefed main (does that thing even go all the way up the mast!) doing 6.2kts SOG on a course of 69degM. Winds are 6-9kts on the nose, but even so, the main helps dampen the rolling. We've let the eye of the high and now have damp air and overcast skies. Water temp is 69.4F, which is about what it was yesterday when we caught the tuna.

We've run down the stbd fuel tank, topped off the port tank, and still have another tank full (30+ gallons in 6 jerry cans) hiking on the port rail for rest of the trip. In a stroke of luck our heaviest crew's assigned bunk is the port settee, overtop the 3/4 full water tank, so we're highly optimized. I might even put the #3 and storm jibs on the port rail to do their part when the wind fills in.

Poke is chillin', and sushi rice is cooling...
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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
About:
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. [...]
Extra:
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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