Pacific Cup Race to Hawaii

Nothing is more exciting for the San Francisco Yachting Community than getting ready for the Pacific Cup Race to Hawaii. It takes two years to prepare for both the sailors and Race Committee. Nowhere is our dedication to sailing more apparent than in this event.

Ocean SF was happy to donate our popular Love T-shirt to the swag bag and send off fellow sailors at the St. Francis Yacht Club at the start.

Brian Rus

From Bill Rus:

“The trip back was amazing. Sixteen days of sailing without the bother of societal noise. No time constraints other than our watch schedule. No Internet, no social media, no distractions from advertising or any other artificial stuff—just horizon-to-horizon, 360 degrees of pure nature—and pure sailing. Milky Way across the sky, with the Perseid meteor shower in full glorious display. Rainbows from squalls were not just 180 degrees, but almost 360 degrees…the arc of the rainbows was so complete and so close to the boat that I felt like I could reach out and touch it. I’ve never seen anything like it.

We slowed to a crawl mid ocean—as far as one can get from land in the world—and we went for a swim.  The deep translucent blue of the open ocean is indescribable. Photos can’t touch it. Descriptions are not enough. You just have to experience it for yourself.”

Nick Childress, St. Francis Yacht Club