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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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Weather forecast as of Wednesday, July 12, 2000

Summary 1) High pressure will continue well to the west of San Francisco which will leave the race route vulnerable to light winds a) conditions will be quite light for Pacific Cup starters today and Thursday once they are 10 miles or more offshore b) NW winds will be more favorable and closer to the…

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