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

Changes in Longitude

10 August 2016 | 37 24'N:135 47'W, 630nm to SF
It's pretty much a straight shot from here to SF, as we're only about 25nm south of the city at the moment. We took a short jog south this morning to downshift from the genoa to the jib given some better pressure and an upcoming shift to the right over the next couple of days. It was good timing as we saw some gusts over 20kts shortly after in a brief rain shower, which is a bit much for the genoa/reefed-main even at reaching angles. This'll be the last voyage for the genoa, as it's seriously delaminating and I want to save it for the end game. We'll ride like this until we see the next left shift, perhaps full hoisting the main if the wind relaxes, and are looking forward to broad reaching conditions with the genoa and possibly the A4 spin for the last 200 miles.

A belated thanks to Vince and Scott for having the spare fuel filters, filter wrench, catch basin, and helpful hints posted near the engine - all of which made the filter change a much more efficient undertaking. Even so, I figure I can cut the time by at least a half if I have to change another one. In the mean time, the engine has run great on the aft filter since I changed the forward one.

We're punching the clock and logging the miles now that we're on the last leg. Speeds should average about 7kts. If better than that, it'll be a late-Sat/early-Sun arrival, otherwise (and prob more realistically) Sun morning.
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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