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

Rhumbline vs Great Circle

13 June 2008
G. Galilei
The great circle on a spherical surface is the path with the smallest curvature, and, hence, an arc is the shortest path between two points on the surface. The distance between any two points on a sphere is known as the great-circle distance. The great-circle route is the shortest path between two points on a sphere; however, if one were to travel along such a route, it would be difficult to manually steer as the heading would constantly be changing (except in the case of due north, south, or along the equator). Thus, Great Circle routes are often broken into a series of shorter Rhumb lines which allow the use of constant headings between waypoints along the Great Circle.

Most nautical charts are based on Mercator Projections and hence my manual charting and plotting will be straight lines aka rhumb lines.

The difference in distance between the rhumb line and great circle routes from the Golden Gate to Kaneohe Bay, Oahu is about 7 miles.
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