Rage Pacific Cup final update, from the dock at Kanahoe Yacht Club.
Speed: Rapidly decelerating.
Course: Back and forth between the bar and the table.
Rage finished the 2000 West Marine Pacific Cup race very early this morning today. We are tied up next to Pegasus, waiting for the rest of the fleet to slowly trickle in. It will take a while as the two of us were way out in front.
Pegasus beat us to the dock by 5hrs. I am disappointed that we couldn’t catch them boat for boat, but we soundly beat them on corrected time. Many of the Pegasus crew congratulated us, they were surprised to have us breathing down their necks.
To see if we win the race overall, now we just sit and wait. I’m not counting any chickens, but it looks very possible that our time will hold up on handicap. It is rare that a big boat corrects out on the smaller ones, but Rage and Pegasus pressed each other hard to build a huge lead.
It was really great to meet all of our loved ones at the dock with fresh food and dangerous drinks. Jeanie always looks even prettier than ever when these voyages are over!
I shall soon be getting used to sleeping at night again. Please keep checking into our “Open 60” progress on www.oceanplanet.org Feel free to email me (there is a contact button on the site) if you want to get updates.
Thanks for sailing along with us!
Special thanks to our Pacific Cup Sponsors!:
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Samson Cordage: Suppliers of “Amsteel Blue” running rigging, the strongest and most durable line
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