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Do Something About the Weather

"Everybody talks about the weather," says the Pacific Cup Yacht Club. "You can do something about it."

The fifth and final Pacific Offshore Academy leading up to the 20th Pacific Cup race to Hawaii will tackle the tricky topics of weather and navigation. 

Record-breaking navigator Stan Honey in action at a POA in 2016, talking about the highs and lows of getting to Hawaii.

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Richmond Yacht Club will host the seminar on Sunday, May 6, with registration starting at 11 a.m. (this is an earlier time than the previous POA seminars; bring your own lunch). The fee is $30, and registration is online at

Topics will include:

  • 12:10 – Weather Knowledge, Lee Chesneau
  • 12:45 – Navigation, San Francisco to Hawaii, Stan Honey
  • 1:30 – Navigation, Hawaii to San Francisco, Mike Pasha
  • 1:40 – Breakout Session
  • 2:10 – Going Green to Hawaii and Back, Rowena Carlson & Bill Robberson
  • 2:45 – Power, Dustin Fox 
Post-POA pupus are included in the price of admission.

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The seminar will be followed at 4 p.m. by a cocktail hour, and dinner will be available afterward at reasonable prices. "Sign up today for a better race tomorrow. Or, you know, in July."

As spotted from the Marin Headlands, part of the last Pacific Cup fleet tacks their way out of San Francisco Bay on July 16, 2016.

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RYC will also host a Pacific Cup Village July 1-9. The Pacific Cup divisions will depart San Francisco Bay during the week of July 9, bound for beautiful Kaneohe Bay on the east side of Oahu.

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