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

Our Division C Lineup

08 July 2008 | including handicap times
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The Pacific Cup race organizers cluster boats with roughly similar performance characteristics into divisions. In addition to clustering boats, they also assign a Pacific Cup Rating (PCR) handicap equal to some number of seconds per mile for each boat which factors in more subtle differences between the boats in any particular division. The PCR also allows for boats in different divisions to quasi-compete for overall standing. Realistically, with divisions starting over several days, luck will play a part in overall results. For example, Division C starts on Tuesday 7/15 and Division D on Wednesday 7/16. If one day is foggy and the other sunny, the wind conditions will likely be very different giving one of the divisions a big advantage. So getting back to what we have more control over (our competitors in Division C) here they are with handicaps relative to Sweet Okole and the key for identifying the boats pictured above:

Boats we owe time to (ie we need to finish in front of by more than the handicap allowance to "correct out" ahead in the final scoring):

"B" Bequia - SO spots them 1 hour, 43 m, 30 s
"E" Oceanaire - SO spots them 34 m, 30 s
"A" Ada Helen - SO spots them 34 m, 30 s

Boats we get time from (ie if we finish behind these boats by less time than the handicap allowance, we will correct out ahead of them:

"C" Tiki Blue - SO gets 1 hour, 9 m, 0 s
"F" Urban Renewal - SO gets 2 hours, 52 m, 30 s
--- Rabian (no pic) - SO gets 2 hours, 52 m, 30 s
"D" Bullet - SO gets 2 hours, 52 m, 30 s
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