Pacific Cup

This 2,025 nautical mile race was started in 1980 and is the stepchild of the Kauai Race (San Francisco to Nawiliwili, Kauai). The Race is held every other even numbered years. In recent years the PacCup has become more desirable than the prestigious TRANSPAC. This year there are 73 starters.

The 2016 Pacific Cup will start the week of July 11,2016 and invites well-prepared boats to race to the warm, welcoming shores of Kaneohe Bay, Oahu.

Before the race, participants will attend seminars and social events including the very popular Bon Voyage Party the weekend of July 9. Of course the accent is on preparation.

Underway, after a challenging reach down the coast to find the best weather, our participants will turn west toward Hawaii, for day after day of incredible downwind sailing, culminating in the thrilling Tradewinds, with steady, firm breezes driving them toward the finish.

The finish. After anywhere from a record-setting six to a somewhat leisurely seventeen days, we finish. Most racers finish in ten to fourteen days. The finish is off the windy north coast of Oahu, near Kaneohe Bay. The members of Kaneohe Yacht Club mount an incredible welcoming effort, starting with a finish line committee and escort boat to bring our tired crews to the KYC harbor. The "Leis and Trays" committee greets each arrival with wearable and consumable tokens of welcome to these friendly islands.

For further information on the Pacific Cup race see