Philippe Kahn, Pegasus-MotionX, Pacific Cup 2010

Top of the mast

Yes, we had to do another rig check. And this time Zan took his iPhone with him and got us this fantastic footage. You can see the rig, the sail, the deck. Gilesy is in black tailing the halyard that keeps Zan in the air and yours truly is steering the boat as steadily as…

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Pegasus-MotionX, Pac Cup 2010 – Position Update 10

Philippe uses MotionX-GPS HD on the iPad and is sharing their latest position: Name: Position Update 010 Date: Jul 15, 2010 2:00 pm Map: Google Maps iPhone/iPad Map: Maps Application Current Speed: 15.3 kts Current Course: 203ºM Distance since last update: 177 nautical miles Distance to Finish: 681 nm Bearing to Finish: 217ºM Location: Latitude:…

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Speed Demons, Squalls everywhere

Speed Demons, Squalls everywhere…. Entering a fun part of the race. We’ve positioned ourselves to use the energy of a line of strong squalls giving us up to 33 knots of wind with a high heading on port jibe. Straight to the mark. Either something will give or we will get there fast. Beautiful ride.

Pegasus-MotionX, Pac Cup 2010 – Position Update 9

Philippe uses MotionX-GPS HD on the iPad and is sharing their latest position: Name: Position Update 009 Date: Jul 15, 2010 2:00 am Map: Google Maps iPhone/iPad Map: Maps Application Current Speed: 14.8 kts Current Course: 208ºM Distance since last update: 180 nautical miles Distance to Finish: 854 nm Bearing to Finish: 214ºM Location: Latitude:…

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Strategy update:

Strategy update: Here is an annotated chart that shows what we are trying to achieve. We want to stay in 20 knots of pressure if we can all the way to Honolulu. We are willing to sail extra distance for that. The star is where we are now. The red line is our proposed trajectory.

Pegasus-MotionX, Pac Cup 2010 – Position Update 8

Philippe uses MotionX-GPS HD on the iPad and is sharing their latest position: Name: Position Update 008 Date: Jul 14, 2010 2:00 pm Map: Google Maps iPhone/iPad Map: Maps Application Current Speed: 14.6 kts Current Course: 198ºM Distance since last update: 146 nautical miles Distance to Finish: 1,029 nm Bearing to Finish: 212ºM Location: Latitude:…

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Pegasus-MotionX, Pac Cup 2010 – Position Update 7

Philippe uses MotionX-GPS HD on the iPad and is sharing their latest position: Name: Position Update 007 Date: Jul 14, 2010 2:00 am Map: Google Maps iPhone/iPad Map: Maps Application Current Speed: 16.7 kts Current Course: 273ºM Distance since last update: 154 nautical miles Distance to Finish: 1,161 nm Bearing to Finish: 217ºM Location: Latitude:…

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