Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show

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Pacific Offshore Academy – Pacific Cup Seminar

Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017

Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Location: Craneway Seminar Pavilion

Cost: $45.00

Speaker: Pacific Offshore Academy

Online Registration Closed – Walk-in registrations Welcome


The “FUN Race to Hawaii” runs every even year from San Francisco to Hawaii.  Started in 1980, the race has been enjoyed by thousands of racers sailing well over a million miles in total. The 2018 Pacific Cup will start the week of July 9, 2018, and invites well-prepared boats to race to the warm, welcoming shores of Kaneohe Bay, Oahu.


Unique amongst the major distance ocean races, in the run up to the start, participants attend a series of five seminars called the Pacific Offshore Academy (POA).  Seminar topics include how to configure and optimize your boat for the race to Hawaii, weather forecasting and navigation, crew selection and training, medical emergency training, provisioning, and a host of other topics designed to prepare the racers for their trip to Hawaii.  Each seminar includes a lineup of top ocean sailing experts, from seasoned offshore professionals, to electronics and navigation gurus, and veteran amateur racers who can make the material accessible to first timers.

The seminar series is designed for skippers and crew of boats either registered for Pac Cup 2018 or seriously considering entry.  The Pacific Cup is excited to hold the first seminar of its POA series in the run up to Pac Cup 2018 at the Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show.  The seminar will end at 4:00 pm giving participants a chance to also attend the boat show and enjoy the hospitality of hosted parties that night. Registration fee includes same day entrance to the show.

Event Agenda

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Why Pacific Cup?
  • Getting the Most Out of Your Pac Cup: Goals & Objectives
  • Minimum Equipment Requirements
  • Communications & Navigation
  • Practice/Spring-Summer Race Schedule
  • Racer Resources & Wrap UP