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

On our way

06 August 2012 | 120 miles off Oahu
Bob
(from Bob) So we are on our way. The first night was tough for me as I didn't put on the seasick patch till we were leaving the channel. But I am feeling better now.

Larry found me by reading my add requesting crew from last year. He also knew Scott and invited him, so it is the three of us. We provisioned the boat at Costco on Sunday morning. I dropped them off at the boat and went ot get my family and block ice. Apparently block ice is not popular in Hawaii. No one carried it and there was was one place back in Honolulu that had it. We now have 4 bags of cubed ice. It seems to be holding pretty well. I have been leaving the fridge on and it doesn't seem to be drawing too much amps.

Leaving the channel the winds were around 10 knots and the sea state was mild (but not mild enough for me). We were able to sail pretty directly for SF so our VMG was good. We have been able to make about 5 knots an hour.

Scott cooked some chicken thighs and pasta with cheese. It was tasty. In the night on Larry's shift was reefed the main as the squalls were coming through with 25 knots of wind. We have been sailing with the reef since then and have continued to average 5 knots. This evening we have started the motor to charge the batteries, and are currently moving at 7 to 8 knots.

This morning I gingerly ate a yogurt and it seemed to stay down okay. As I was chatting with Scott on deck, I saw a green glass fishing float. We turned around and picked it up on the second try. That help lift my spirits. The float has been cleaned and stored in one of the empty coolers.

We will have a radio check at midnight tonight. Position reports form the returning boats will be collected and entered on the pacificcup.org web sight.
Comments
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.
Spellbound's Photos - Main
Fotos from the sail from SF to Kanehoe
19 Photos
Created 13 August 2012
4 Photos
Created 3 July 2012
5 Photos
Created 27 June 2012

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