Originally Posted by s/v Beth
That's a great picture Paul. Esp. the hand holding on.
How did you do in the Pacific Cup?
Thanks. We did OK in the Pac Cup, but didn't finish on the podium. To be fair the three top boats (in our division) sailed hard and smart. We backed off a bit. The high point for us was when we diverted to render assistance to a boat that had lost
about 100 miles from Hawaii
. They were in no immediate danger
, and were limping in under a fragile emergency rudder
. They wanted to motor
the rest of the way to reduce the time they were exposed to the potentially rudder-breaking lumpy seas, so we transfered some diesel
to them, as well as part of our own emergency
rudder (should theirs break).
Anyway, we were given redress for the time spent giving aid, and ended up tied for fourth place (in our division). We were in contention for fourth place before we diverted.
Here are some more photos from our southbound trip off the Oregon
coast. Definitely more wind
and seas that I would have preferred, but the boat and crew did fine.