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A Good Way to Ruin a Perfect Day

At the first windward mark of the day’s second race, Alexandra Geremia’s Crocodile Rock, sharing first place with John Kilroy’s Samba Pa Ti at the time, crashed into Mike Condon’s Endurance to knock the latter boat out of the regatta with two races remaining Sunday.

A broken head and new wind!

When offshore for 7 to 9 days, the galley (kitchen) and the head (toilet) together with a dry and warm berth (bed) are about the most important things in your life. We lost one this morning: We broke our head. So basically we all go and do our business over the side of the boat,…

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THE BOATING REPORT; Entrepreneur Sails in Free Time

Philippe Kahn, the California-based technology entrepreneur who in the last two years has come out of the clear blue to become a major force in the sport of yacht racing, gives sailing its own version of Mark Cuban. Like Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association, Kahn has earned vast…

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Pegasus 70 BoatBio Pacific Cup 2000

Class: Crewed Division: H Pacific Cup Rating: -117 Make and Type: Andrews 70+ Rig: Sloop LOA: 69 Sail Number: USA 46269 Hull Color: White Hailing Port: Honolulu, HI, Waikiki Yacht Club Skipper: Philippe Kahn Navigator: Mark Rudiger Crew:: Nic Clarke, Marco Constant, Greg Prusia, Adam Beashel, Curtis Blewett, Jack Halterman, Jon Gundersen, Kevin Miller, Brent…

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Saturday July 22nd

Position: Latitude: 21 50 North Longitude: 155 55 West, Course Over Ground: 237 true, Speed Over Ground: 14 knots Skipper’s notes: The Sun, the Moon and the Stars gave us a mesmerizing show for the last sunrise of this race. The night was soft and moderately windy. Just enough to go fast and not enough…

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Friday July 21st

Position: Latitude: 22 25 North Longitude: 152 57 West, Course Over Ground: 256 true, Speed Over Ground: 13 knots Skipper’s notes: Pegasus flew right through the night. With great speed and smarts the mighty Pegasus executed the second phase of our plan. If you remember, in the first phase of this race, after finding some…

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Thursday July 20th

Position: Latitude: 23 14 North Longitude: 147 10 West, Course Over Ground: 297 true, Speed Over Ground: 13 knots Skipper’s notes: Fly Pegasus fly!….. Dance with the wind and the waves!…. Fly Pegasus fly!….. A perfect day. A Perfect night: Warm, fast, completely enjoyable. On board, I am now also Mark Rudiger’s apprentice navigator. What…

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Wednesday July 19th

Position: Latitude: 24 14 North Longitude: 142 08 West, Course Over Ground: 243 true, Speed Over Ground: 12 knots Skipper’s notes: Pegasus sailed fast all night. I was on deck most of the night. Beautiful night sailing. Barefoot, surfing down the big Pacific swells. Pegasus is like a giant 70 feet carbon windsurfer. The huge…

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Tuesday July 18th

Position: Latitude: 26 19 North Longitude: 135 58 West, Course Over Ground: 240 true, Speed Over Ground: 12.5 knots Skipper’s notes: As Monday evening wound down, we seemed surrounded by squalls and rainbows. As the moon rose, we all got to marvel at a “moon rainbow.” A moon rainbow is formed just like a “normal…

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