by Ross Tibbits
Ocean racing between California and Hawaii has a long and storied history. This exciting and beautiful passage has lured intrepid racers for over a century. Although the biennial Pacific Cup is the youngest member of an elite club of races — it celebrates 36 years next summer — it is certainly not the least challenging.
Initially billed as the Kauai Race, the Pacific Cup has remained true to its founding principals to be a fun yet competitive race. Taking a look back, it’s interesting to see what it was like to compete in the first race, well before the age of Spectra, 3DL sails, carbon fiber, satellite telephones and racer trackers.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – The Pacific Cup: Creating an Enduring Legacy, Editor