Wednesday July 10th: Weather and Competition
We have a strong high pressure system building which should make for a good race.
Forecasting precisely passed 3 days is challenging. That is one of the challenges of Pacific Cup: Being good enough meteorologists and strategists to take full advantage of changing weather patterns. We will be on the ocean for more than 7 full days of racing and much will change in the Eastern Pacific meteorology.
For Pacific Cup we have a very strange race where Pegasus 77 is pitched against significantly larger boats. Not exactly level-field competition. The new Zephyrus is 86 feet long and Mari-Cha is 147 feet long!!! So the Pegasus team has a challenge!