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

Spin class

12 August 2016 | 37 36'N:127 46'W, 250nm to SF
Brad
Today started with a sail change back to the #1 genoa to take advantage of the improving angles - it also helped mitigate the light pressures, though we surely averaged less than 7kts for most of the day. We even tried the A4 spinnaker briefly to no avail. The wind's back to 12-14kts now at 120deg true wind angle and we're moving along smartly between 7.5 and 8.0 kts. I don't know if we'll fly the A4 again as our experiment indicated the wind needed to be way more aft than what we were seeing at the time - maybe we'll roll into the bay with it if the wind isn't too strong that morning.

I'm about to download updated wx, but current predections point to a dawn crossing of the Golden Gate bridge and morning arrival at CPYC. That's prob for the best anyway since max ebb current at the GG is 0120PDT Sunday morning. We'll hopefully come through in the waning hours of the ebb and catch a nice ride on the flood.

The solar panels aren't doing much these days in the mostly overcast conditions. We run the engine at dawn, dusk and 0300 now since we're using the Raymarine autopilot almost exclusively due to the varying wind speeds - which the Cape Horn doesn't handle very well.

Today's menu was roll-your-own breakfast; two poke recipes and brown rice for lunch; and tuna tacos for dinner. We're going to land with at least one frozen entree if I don't double-down tomorrow for lunch and dinner.
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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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