Pegasus Racing, Coastal Cup 2003

Saturday, June 14th: 14:20

By 2 PM we had passed Pyewacket to Leeward, sailing lower and faster in general. I think that we anticipated the heading puffs better than they did, making small gains with each puff. Now the wind is up to 25+ knots and both boats are surfing the big North East Pacific waves seeing boat speeds…

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Saturday, June 14th: The Start

The start: At 9:55 the warning gun went off. Five minutes to the start. Pegasus circled around and played cat and mouse with Pyewacket. Well we had a perfect start to windward. But that didn’t matter because Pegasus was now the mouse and Pyewacket the cat: They started in much better current to our left.…

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Saturday June 14th:

We have a great team, but we have a new team. Four of our Transpac team members are racing across the Atlantic: Mark Rudiger our navigator, Mickey Joubert, Richard Clark and Juggy. We have great sailors on Pegasus 77 but I am no replacement for Mark Rudiger and with our competition Pyewacket having their full…

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Friday, June 13th

Tomorrow in the morning we will be starting off Baker’s Beach in a dying ebb. Both boats will be racing to be first to the gradient wind which should not be too far offshore. The fog came in around 7 PM but then cleared out by midnight. We will have a full moon for the…

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Friday, June 13th: Crew Dinner

The team and supporters at dinner in the Pacific Room at the St. Francis Yacht Club. The Sprint Sanyo 8100 camera-phone doesn’t have a flash, yet the picture is acceptable given the fact that the dining room has essentially no lighting and the group was large. I was surprised to actually have that “instant memory”…

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