Tiki J's Pacific Cup Blog

Scott Dickinson and Kim Worsham's J/42 "Tiki J"--Pac Cup 2016 Division B Start Date July 12th, 1110PDT

15 August 2016 | 37 35'N:123 19'W, CPYC
14 August 2016
13 August 2016 | 37 48'N:123 46'W, 60nm to SF
13 August 2016 | 37 43'N:125 24'W, 140nm to SF
13 August 2016 | 37 43'N:125 38'W, 150nm to SF
12 August 2016 | 37 36'N:127 46'W, 250nm to SF
11 August 2016 | 37 29'N:131 08'W, 410nm to SF
10 August 2016 | 37 24'N:135 47'W, 630nm to SF
09 August 2016 | 37 22'N:138 15'W, 750nm to SF
08 August 2016 | 37 40'N:141 12'W, 885nm to SF
08 August 2016 | 37 37'N:142 00'W, 925nm to SF
08 August 2016 | 37 37'N:142 00'W, 925nm to SF
08 August 2016 | 37 24'N:143 56'W, 1018nm to SF
07 August 2016 | 36 45'N:145 18'W, 1125nm from HI
06 August 2016 | 36 06'N:146 56'W, 1050nm from HI
06 August 2016 | 35 38'N:147 42'W, 1000nm from HI
05 August 2016 | 34 25'N:149 18'W, 900nm from HI
05 August 2016 | 33 47'N:149 47'W, 850nm from HI
04 August 2016 | 32 10'N:150 40'W, 750nm from HI
03 August 2016 | 29 40'N:152 16'W, 575nm from HI


06 August 2016 | 35 38'N:147 42'W, 1000nm from HI
Not much to report really. We had some unexpected southeasterlies overnight that dovetailed nicely with the no-wind (<8kts) motoring to give us some pretty good distance made good. Our current target is 37N 143W, which is where we're projected to get into our new wind. That target is still 275nm away, or right around two days out. I just made the mindshift from mostly sailing to mostly motoring, which will likely be reflected in our track. Basically, if we can't sail right of 25deg at 6 knots or better we'll be motoring - unless the wind is steadily/significantly over 11kts, where our motoring starts to suffer. As Vince knows, I can never give simple guidance to the "drivers." Quotes are because none of us has touched the wheel since HI, as evidenced by Tom's picture of me this morning holding the autopilot remote control. The Cape Horn wind vane and electric autopilot have worked great for sailing and motoring, respectively.

Are we winning the BacCup? I don't have much insight into where the other boats are relative to our position with the exeption of Bullet, which I've been tracking since we seem to be relatively close (as a safety net, not as competition).

Last thing on wx/track: current projections are for a fairly light (15kts, then 10) winds for the last 700nm, but from good angles. I hope to teach the fellas how to fly the A4 spinnaker for part of it. Too soon to commit, but Sun 8/14 is in play.
Vessel Name: Tiki J
Vessel Make/Model: J/42 Sail No. 33
Hailing Port: Coyote Point YC, San Mateo, CA
Crew: 2016 Update - Kim Worsham, Scott Dickinson, Brad Worsham, Vince Swerkes, Max Dickinson & Cody Dickinson
2016 Update: Max (12) & Cody (9) Dickinson will be joining us this year. Their first passage half way across the Pacific Ocean. Scott and Kim are former Foster City, CA residents recently transplanted to Portland, OR. [...]
2016 Update: The Year of the Kids! A lot of Worshams and those mental enough to be on a boat with them! In the Small World department, the Tiki J race crew, return crew (including Bill Sr) and shore support crew a.k.a. our extended families were saddened to learn of the passing of Charley [...]
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