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

22 July 2016 | 26 27'N:150 32'W,
21 July 2016 | 26 27'N:150 32'W, 222 nm to go
21 July 2016 | 26 27'N:150 32'W, 300 miles from Hawaii
20 July 2016 | 26 27'N:150 32'W,
20 July 2016 | 26 27'N:150 32'W, 500nm from HI
19 July 2016 | 28 13'N:147 23'W,
19 July 2016 | 28 13'N:147 23'W, 700nm to HI
18 July 2016 | 29 36'N:144 50'W,
18 July 2016 | 29 36'N:144 50'W, 851nm to HI
18 July 2016 | 30 08'N:144 04'W,
17 July 2016 | 31 55'N:141 10'W, 1035 mile line
17 July 2016 | 31 55'N:141 10'W, 984nm from SF
16 July 2016 | 33 38'N:137 46'W,
16 July 2016 | 33 38'N:137 46'W,
15 July 2016 | 35 18'N:129 57'W,
14 July 2016 | 35 18'N:129 57'W,
14 July 2016 | 388NM from SF
12 July 2016 | CPYC
11 July 2016 | CPYC
08 July 2016 | 37 36'N:122 19'W, CPYC

A great day on the water

10 August 2012 | 33 10'N:148 20'W, 1294 nm to SF
Brad
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...
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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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