Saturday, July 26, 2008

Pacific Cup '08 - Don't tell Debbie!

3:00am PDT
267 Miles to Hawaii
Five years ago, I convinced Debbie that we should get a boat to do some cruising with the kids, and an occasional ocean race.
I may not have understood it at the time, but while the cruising is and has been nice, I found tonight that the real reason we have this boat is so that I can drive it downwind in 20+ knots of breeze in big waves towards Hawaii surrounded by thousands of stars, and a few big squall clouds. Avg. speed well over 10 knots, top speed somewhere north of 18 knots.
What a fantastic watch I just finished!
Here is another huge thank you to Carl Schumacher for designing Morpheus!! She is just what we hoped she'd be. One of these days we'll get her the victory she deserves.
We had to sail more than 3/4's of the race, but have finally gotten what we came for. The next 24 hours of sailing will be the best of the trip.
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  1. Anonymous7:57 AM

    Right on! ...

    ... Debbie already knows!


  2. Anonymous9:03 AM

    Yes Debbie knows...
    So sail hard. Go fast! Have fun!


  3. I hate it when people are having too much fun without me.

  4. Anonymous1:15 PM

    Yet another advertisement for Kiwi made!!!


    Signed...a kiwi

  5. Anonymous2:06 PM

    Been on vacation and then to Chicago for work so sorry I haven't weighed in to the comments. Maybe next year the technology will be available to allow for voting on the hawaiian shirt contest by those left behind...on second thought...
    the view looks great from where I sit so power on to the finish.
    - Gary.