The Pacific Cup
The Fun Race to Hawaii
San Francisco to Kaneohe
The Official Pacific Cup Website is now at
This is the original Pacific Cup website, up since 1995.
There's not much left here of current interest to Pacific Cup
racers, except a few historical tidbits and some tide and weather
links that might not be on the main site.
Misc. Useful Files
Proposals for changes to the inspection protocol for '04
Two solutions to the emergency rudder design problem
Maps of SF Bay and Oahu, to the same scale
for Kaneohe Bay, July 10-22, 2006. It might affect your
decision to take the Sampan Channel.
A user-friendly weatherfax schedule (.html)
Updated June 2004, with times in AM/PM Pacific Daylight Time.
finish line waypoints
Plotted latitude and longitude of the ends of the finish line, and
the approximate actual position of the buoy in 1998 and 2000 (it was about 0.15 miles off station in '98, 0.58 miles off station in '00).
Celestial Cribsheet How to find Oahu with only a sextant and
one sheet of paper
Fishmeal's Favorite Pacific Cup Weather Links
Medium-range weather forecasts from two different numerical models,
including animations. Compare and contrast...
10-day surface pressure based on the global MRF model.
7.5-day wind forecast based on the global MRF model
Weatherfax charts on the web
Honolulu Weatherfax charts
Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly probably the best predictor
of squall activity
Latest satellite image
Ship and buoy reports updated every hour
. . . West coast to 135 west
. . . North Pacific
. . . Tropical Pacific including Hawaiian Islands
Coastal buoy reports from the National Data Buoy Center.
Dial-a-buoy for the latest offshore buoy readings by telephone. The number is 228-688-1948 and buoy 46059 is the one 300 miles off the coast. (Is this legal after the start of the race?)
More files and links
Hawaiian Marine News and weather
Berkeley Yacht Club's Home Page
Kaneohe Yacht Club's Home Page
Emergency Rudder Design Guidelines
Transpac Weather Strategy by Stan Honey
Article about squalls from Latitude 38
Checklist for personal ocean racing gear.
Songs of the Pacific Cup
Hawaii Calls, old radio broadcasts from the beach at Waikiki.
West Marine, the sponsor of the Pacific Cup
The Web Page for the "other" Transpac
The SSS Singlehanded Transpac Updated daily with mid-ocean
reports. They're having a slow one!
Still another Transpac: The Web Page for the Victoria-Maui race
Tahiti Cup Boat Inspections
The roll call and standings program from '98
The RollCall102.exe file
Version 1.02. Download both files.
Comments and bug reports encouraged. This program does not need a
previous day's position to predict ETA.
The RTFM102.txt file with user instructions
and sample input files to clip out.
If you don't have Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 installed on your system,
you will also need the file Msvbvm50.dll
in your windows/system folder (or WinNT/system32 folder for NT). This
file is 1.3 megabytes and takes about 5 minutes to download with a 33.3
Or get it directly from Microsoft at
ftp.microsoft.com/Soflib/MSLFILES/MSVBVM50.EXE Copy to your local
system and execute thte file to install the .dll automatically.
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