Michael Moradzadeh, Buzz Blackett, Rowena Carlson, Will Paxton, & Mary Lovely

Michael Moradzadeh is Commodore of the Pacific Cup Yacht Club for the 2020 race. He has completed ten and a half crossings of the Pacific, including eight Pacific Cups and one TransPac. He is a member of the US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee, the Cruising Club of America, the Royal Ocean Racing Club, and the Corinthian and Saint Francis Yacht Clubs. He will the 2019 TransPac in July aboard his Santa Cruz 50 Oaxaca.

Buzz Blackett, Former Commodore and Head Mentor. Buzz typically races with small crews on his rather high performance “California Condor”

Rowena Carlson, Chief Inspector Pac Cup. Rowena, a former logistics planner for the US Navy, is meticulous and knowledgeable. She’s covered many miles, including Pac Cups, with spouse Robb, in Nozomi, their Cal 40.

Will Paxton, Sailmaker and multi-time vet. A source of unbounded energy, Will is an expert racer and advisor to many sailing efforts. He has made more Transpac and Pac Cup crossings than we care to count.

Mary Lovely, RN, Former Commodore and multiple vet. Has made many crossings with her family and double-handed with husband Jim. A fine sailor aboard their Cal 40 “Green Buffalo”, her professional training equips her well to coach on critical issues of self-care and welfare.