Spellbound Pacific Cup 2012

20 August 2012 | 925 to go to the SF Light Bucket (as of 4:30 PM)
19 August 2012 | 100 to go to the SF Light Bucket (as of 9PM)
19 August 2012 | 180 to go to the SF Light Bucket (as of Noon)
18 August 2012 | 294 to go to the SF Light Bucket (as of 9:20 PM)
18 August 2012 | 367 to go to the SF Light Bucket (as of 9:20 AM)
17 August 2012 | 483 to go to the SF Light Bucket (as of 4:10 PM)
17 August 2012 | 1361 to go to the SF Light Bucket (as of Midnight)
16 August 2012 | 610 to go to the SF Light Bucket (as of 9:10 PM)
15 August 2012 | 803 to go to the SF Light Bucket (as of 12:30 PM)
15 August 2012 | 1623 to go to the SF Light Bucket
14 August 2012 | 1805 to go to the SF Light Bucket
13 August 2012
13 August 2012 | 1047 to go to the SF Light Bucket (as of 12:00 PM)
12 August 2012 | 1123 to go to the SF Light Bucket (as of 9:00 PM)
12 August 2012 | 1123 to go to the SF Light Bucket (as of 9:00 PM)
12 August 2012 | 1262 to go to the SF Light Bucket (as of 7:30 PM)
11 August 2012 | 1262 to go to the SF Light Bucket (as of 7:30 PM)
09 August 2012 | 1506 to go to the SF Light Bucket (as of 8 PM)
06 August 2012 | 120 miles off Oahu
29 July 2012 | Kaneohe

600 miles and counting!

22 July 2012 | 33.25N 135.52 W
Javier
Yes that's right: 600 miles offshore and counting. This is absolutely the farthest I've been offshore in a boat, actually my previous

record was only 30 miles to the Farallone Islands. For some of you reading this 600 ain't doodidly squat but for me its a big deal. And

to think every mile is a new personal record until we hit the half way mark at 1035 miles.

Last night was the first night under spinnaker. We had a pretty good run of 196 miles. Spellbound is handling great and it is an

awesome feeling surfing down the Pacific swells. We're far enough south that we're now sailing in shorts and light shirts. At night it

cools down some but all you need is a light base layer to stay comfortable. If you're on watch you still need to put on your foul

weather gear since squalls do come thru at night. As bad as it may sound we kind look forward to the squalls since it makes the boat go

faster, if you don't wipe out, and we did a couple of times, nonetheless it's quite fun blasting down a wave in the dark!

At 5:00 pm every day there is a a radio call where the race fleet standings are given and then everyone chats about what's been happening

on their boat. A bunch of boats have caught fish but we haven't yet. Today there was also a lymrick contest. There were a couple of good

ones and here's my submission:

Meager rations and sleep deprived If you have to ask, you don't know why.

Point your bow down the wave, If the need for speed is what you crave!

Gotta a ticket Hawaii bound, on the freight train that is Spellbound.

The fleet seemed to like it hope you do too. Tomorrow's contest is to finish the sentence " you know you're an ocean racer if..."

Gotta go now and cook dinner for the crew.

Javier

ps please forward to friends and family.
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Vessel Name: Spellbound
Vessel Make/Model: Olson 40
Hailing Port: San Francisco, CA
Crew: Javier Jerez, Bob Gardiner, David Ross, Nathan Bosset, Hendrik Bruhns
About: 5 sailors from the SF Bay area chasing pineapples.

Who: Javier Jerez, Bob Gardiner, David Ross, Nathan Bosset, Hendrik Bruhns
Port: San Francisco, CA