News Archives: June 2016

  • Friends & Family

    Thursday, June 30, 2016 – Race Day 26 WEATHER: At last, the three crews in the second half of the fleet should experience a reprieve...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Are We There Yet?

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - Race Day 25 WEATHER: The forecast for the next 24 hours is similar to that of yesterday, with crews seeing 20-25 knots...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • A Pacific Birthday

    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 – Race Day 24 WEATHER: With another big high pressure system stationary to the NW of our rowers, the breeze is...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Ocean Arts & Crafts

    Monday, June 27, 2016 - Race Day WEATHER: For the next 48 hours, northeasterlies are in store for all crews. Teams to the west can...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Ocean Visitors

    Sunday, June 26, 2016 – Race Day 22 WEATHER: Crews can expect an increase in wind strength this week as the NE'lies return. Late Wednesday / Thursday, the swell pattern...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Flying-fish Zone

    Saturday, June 25, 2016 – Race Day 21 WEATHER: All rowers are forecast to have a pleasant 10 kt wind from the ENE for the next...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Uniting Nations – Halfway There!

    Wednesday, June 24, 2016 - Race Day 20 WEATHER: The wind should be consistent through the weekend, with 10-15 knot trade winds flowing ENE for most...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Closing the Gap

    Thursday, June 23, 2016 - Race Day 19 WEATHER: All rowers are set to have a reprieve from the weather this weekend. The wind is...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • USPS – At Sea

    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 – Race Day 18 WEATHER: There is a band of strong winds, which has been lurking above 28 degrees North all...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Not just dots on a screen

    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 – Race Day 17 WEATHER: Over the next 48 hours the swell will virtually double in size for all crews, from...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Salon at Sea

    Monday, June 20, 2016 – Race Day 16 WEATHER: In the trade wind belt between 29 degrees North and 27 North, the wind is set to...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Father’s Day

    Sunday, June 19, 2016 - Race Day 15 WEATHER: In the next 36 hours we may see the fleet concertina as front runner Uniting Nations remain...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Two Weeks Closer to Hawaii

    Saturday, June 18, 2016 - Race Day 14 WEATHER: Three hundred and ninety-two nautical miles now lies between race front runner Uniting Nations and the girls...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Hot! Hot! Hot!

    Friday, June 17, 2016 - Race Day 13 WEATHER: Most of our rowers are in the centre of the high pressure system, which shifted south...

    Posted 3 years ago

  • Don’t Forget the Sunscreen

    Thursday, June 16, 2016 - Race Day 12 WEATHER: The wind really has died off as forecast. Our teams should see 5 knots of wind...

    Posted 3 years ago

  • Knock Knock …

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - Race Day 11 WEATHER: Tonight through until midnight Friday, all rowers should see the wind really die off. Over this...

    Posted 3 years ago

  • Like a Mechanical Bull Ride

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - Race Day 10 WEATHER: The good news is that the winds for all teams will drop from 20 kts, to...

    Posted 3 years ago

  • Back to Terra Firma

    Monday, June 13, 2016 - Race Day 9 WEATHER: Point Conception (just above Santa Barbara) is known as the Cape Horn of the Pacific and the...

    Posted 3 years ago

  • Rock n’ Roll

    Sunday, June 12, 2016 - Race Day 8 WEATHER: Crews in the north of our fleet have already seen a drop in the wind from 18 to...

    Posted 3 years ago

  • One Week In

    Saturday, June 11, 2016 - Race Day 7 WEATHER: The high pressure system, which has caused the strong winds experienced by the rowers over the past...

    Posted 3 years ago

  • Let’s Talk Numbers

    Friday, June 10, 2016 - Race Day 6 WEATHER: Winds are expected to remain in the 28-30 knot range overnight, but shift off to the west...

    Posted 3 years ago

  • Change in the Leader Board

    Thursday, June 9, 2016 - Race Day 5 WEATHER: Crews should see the wind abate this evening and remain in the low 20’s until after dawn....

    Posted 3 years ago

  • Under the Weather

    Tuesday, June 8 - Race Day 4 WEATHER: The wind should be a consistent NW'ly flow tomorrow. The forecast is for NNW winds on Friday,...

    Posted 3 years ago

  • Wind & Whales

    Tuesday, June 7 - Race Day 3 WEATHER: Winds 18 knots, building to 20-25 knots into tomorrow. Seas WNW clocking to NNW. While conditions strengthen,...

    Posted 3 years ago

  • Off The Shelf

    Monday, June 6 - Race Day 2 WEATHER Forecast for Wednesday through the weekend: High-pressure systems cycle clockwise in the northern hemisphere and this is the...

    Posted 3 years ago

  • … And they are off!

    The afternoon weather conditions on June 4th were ideal for the start of the 2016 Great Pacific Race. “The idea of starting the race...

    Posted 3 years ago

  • The Great Pacific Race 2016 gets underway

    Eight crews, with representatives from 11 different countries set off on Saturday evening and began their long journey across the Pacific Ocean towards Hawaii....

    Posted 3 years ago

  • The Day of the Start

    IT’S RACE DAY! Final preparations are being made before this afternoons start of the Great Pacific Race. The boats will gather at 1630 (4:30 pm)...

    Posted 3 years ago

  • Great Pacific Prologue Race

    Tuesday, May 31st was the most exciting day thus far as we prepare for the start of the Great Pacific Race. Crews were up very...

    Posted 3 years ago