Pacific Cup 2008 on Sweet Okole

Start Date: July 15th - Finish Date: July 26th Result: 2nd Division C, 15th Overall

The Sweet Okole Program

Who: Dean, Pam, Helmar, Alex, Brian and Bill
Port: Richmond, CA
30 July 2008 | 2nd Division
08 July 2008 | including handicap times
07 July 2008 | Bowshot
03 July 2008 | We love your products!
29 June 2008 | Richmond Yacht Team Entry
27 June 2008 | Division C Start is Tuesday 7/15 @ 2:00pm
25 June 2008 | 20 days left to get ready!
20 June 2008
12 June 2008

Sailing Sweet Okole to Alameda

01 June 2008
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This afternoon Dean, Pam, and I sailed SO from Richmond to Alameda (without the benefit of the engine working as the water pump was accidentally fried the week before.) The purpose for the sail was to deliver SO to Svendsen's Boatyard where starting Monday, new state-of-the-art instrumentation will be installed.

We made good time aided by a waning ebb tide and fresh 15-18 knot breeze. We flew the AP (All Purpose) 125% No.2 jib. Pam went up the mast to mark on the back edge of the sail (aka leach) where the sailmaker will put reinforcements. Pam repeated the process on the mainsail. Even a small amount of the spreaders and sail rubbing together over 12 days can at any point in time, scratch a hole through a sail.

The light running spinnaker (aka "The Contessa") was flown and I took pictures to pass along to the sailmaker. This spinnaker has an oddly shaped top half in which the leading edge literally folds over right before the entire kite collapses.
Comments
Vessel Name: Sweet Okole
Vessel Make/Model: Custom Farr 36
Hailing Port: Richmond, CA
Crew: Dean, Pam, Helmar, Alex, Brian and Bill
About: This race we are going with a mix of experience and youth. Three of us have done the Pacific Cup twice before. Everyone is excited and looking forward to getting underway.
Sweet Okole's Photos - Main
These are pix taken before and after our start
5 Photos
Created 13 July 2008
7 Photos
Created 3 June 2008
These shots were taken on 5/31 to help David Hodges figure out how to make our light runner a faster sail
10 Photos
Created 2 June 2008

The Sweet Okole Program

Who: Dean, Pam, Helmar, Alex, Brian and Bill
Port: Richmond, CA