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September 12, 2009

The VALIS Pac Cup Team

Here’s another look at the VALIS 2010 Pacific Cup Team, this time from the bridge of VALIS as we sail to a home-port regatta (VALIS is a member of the Mars Yacht Club). (L-R: Edward Killeen, Rich Jones, Jack Thomas, Paul Elliott, John Clinton, Paul Carson) Unfortunately, wives and sweethearts (may they never meet) will […]

September 9, 2009

The Official VALIS Pac Cup Uniform

Part of winning a trans-ocean race is having the proper gear.  Slippery shoes, leaky foulies, fogged glasses, inadequate sun protection — any of these things can make the difference between a podium finish and being a LOSER.  The VALIS research and development team has been diligently working behind the scenes to ensure that our crew apparel is […]

September 8, 2009

Meet the VALIS Pacific Cup 2010 Team

As you may know, VALIS has entered the 2010 Pacific Cup, and has again volunteered to be the communications boat for the race.  This will be our third Pac Cup, and extrapolating from the improvement in our ranking from 2006 to 2008, we should do very well indeed in 2010! A big part of the race […]


Racing on No Ka Oi

You may recall that as VALIS was sailing home from our recent northbound attempt, we discovered that we were entering the Golden Gate at the same time as No Ka Oi, returning from Oahu.  No Ka Oi had raced in the 2008 Pacific Cup, and as a result of our radio contact out by the […]