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

Conditions seem to be improving

25 June 2008 | 20 days left to get ready!
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This weather forecast shows promise that our race will take place with almost normal wind and pressure conditions. It is still forming, but the Pacific High Pressure Ridge is taking shape (roughly under the long yellow oval). The magic routing software would have us sail a southerly route. The red star show us theoretically crossing the 130 degrees West longitude at 29 degrees North latitude. Typically, 130 x 30 is considered a good rule of thumb. 130 x 29 would take Sweet Okole over 220 miles of additional sailing compared to rumbline. Another standard rule of thumb is never to get closer to the Pacific High than the 1020 millibar line. As the yellow labels show, the optimal route (red line) clearly would put us above the 1020 line. I'll be watching how this develops very closely.
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