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May 31, 2010

Video Clip from Spin Cup Return

It was blowing like stink, and the seas were large enough to be annoying.  Here’s what it was like once we left Monterey Bay and headed out to sea:


Spinnaker Cup Race (and Return) Track

Here is a Google Earth “kmz” file showing the track for VALIS during the race to Monterey and the return to San Francisco. I should probably mention that VALIS was motorsailing all the way home… VALIS Spinnaker Cup 2010.kmz

May 30, 2010

Leaving Monterey

We finished the race, drifting across the finish line around 8:30AM Saturday. That last ten miles was *slow*, and if we hadn’t found ourselves in the near-shore current we might still be out there. Exciting race report to follow. Around 10:00 AM today (Sunday) we left Monterey and are currently motorsailing north towards Santa Cruz. […]


Spinnaker Up!

Spinnaker up and we’re heading for Monterey!

May 28, 2010

Spin Cup Update

OK, We’re offshore now, approaching Pacifica. The wind is about 15 kts from the NW and the seas quite comfortable. The race start-time was delayed for about an hour due to very light winds. It took us a few tries to make it across the starting line, and the strong flood current kept pushing us […]


Spin Cup

Watch this space for Spinnaker Cup news! Motoring out to the bay — where’s the wind???