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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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Monday July 17th

Position: Latitude: 29 01 North Longitude: 132 21 West, Course Over Ground: 210 true, Speed Over Ground 7 knots Skipper’s notes: Getting over the ridge is turning out to be tougher than we thought. Its like climbing a steep ridge to get to the other side. But this particular ridge is very steep. Which in…

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Sunday July 16th

Position: Latitude: 30 50 North Longtitude: 130 10 West, Course Over Ground: 240 magnetic, Speed Over Ground 8 knots Skipper’s notes: This was a beautiful night of sailing again. The weather has been nice all along. There is something magical about having the full moon light up the big waves of the Pacific Ocean. As…

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Saturday July 15th

Position: Lat: 32 55 North Lon: 127 36 West, Course Over Ground: 200 true, Speed Over Ground 13 knots Skipper’s notes: Great night of sailing: 20 to 30 kts of breeze all night. We went fast. The Pegasus team is Going South as fast as we can in order to avoid being too close to…

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Friday July 14th

Position: Lat: 37 33 North Lon: 123 10 West, Course Over Ground: 230 true, Speed Over Ground 12 knots Skipper’s notes: We won the start and gained an advantage on both “Taxi Dancer” and “Rage,” our main competitors. As we headed out of the Golden Gate we got in phase with the wind shifts, crossed…

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Thursday July 13th

Position: Latitude: 38 N Longitude: 122 W, St. Francis Yacht Club Skipper’s notes: The whole team is putting the last finishing tones to what is a fantastic picture. There is a lot to be done: Sails to go fast in all conditions, rig, food to feed 12 hungry and busy sailors for up to 10…

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