Three long-distance sailboat races began in July and ended over 2000nm later in Hawaii – the Singlehanded Transpac 2016 (San Francisco, CA–Hanalei Bay, Kaua’i), the Vic-Maui International Yacht Race (Victoria Harbour, BC–Lahaina, Maui), and the Pacific Cup (San Francisco, CA–Kaneohe Bay, Oahu).

Many of us on land followed Race-Trackers, Blogs and Facebook as our friends and crewmates undertook the enormous feat of crossing the Pacific. Among those participating were several Portland-area boats, skippers and crew – some made it part-way, only to return due to loss of drinkable water, while others had medical issues requiring outside assistance. The majority made it to the beautiful Islands and were greeting with fanfare, leis and familiar faces.

Congratulations to all participants and aloha! We look forward to seeing you back in town!

  • Joby Easton/Bill Huseby & crew, Raindrop, Cascade 36:
    – First place, Division 3, 50th Vic-Maui International Yacht Race
    – Sixth place overall PHRF
  • Rhys Balmer/Martin Gibson, Evermoore, Moore 24
    – Second place, Kolea division, 2016 Pac Cup
    – Fifth place both in overall PHRF and the Pacific Cup
    – Winners: Best First Passage trophy, given to the rookie yacht determined to have the best passage by the Race Committee.
  • Scott Campbell & crew, Riva, J46
    – Seventh place, Pasha Hawaii division, 2016 Pac Cup
  • Cathy Meyer (crew), Ion (Bill Jones, skipper, Nanaimo, BC), Beneteau 43
    Fourth place, Division 3, 50th Vic-Maui International Yacht Race
  • David King, Saraband, Westsail 32
    – Results unknown, Singlehanded Transpac 2016
  • Tom Keffer & crew, Velocity, J42
    – Retired/DNF, 2016 Pac Cup

For 2016 Race Results, click on the following links:

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