For Immediate Release:
Pasha Hawaii Returns as Sponsor of the 2018 Pacific Cup Race
PT. RICHMOND, CA, JULY 13, 2017 – THE PACIFIC CUP YACHT CLUB (PCYC) IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE RETURN OF PASHA HAWAII AS AN OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF THE 2018 PACIFIC CUP RACE
The Pacific Cup Yacht Club (PCYC) has named Pasha Hawaii as the Official Yacht/Gear Transportation Company and Sponsor of the 2018 Pacific Cup Yacht Race. 2018 represents the 20th biennial Pacific Cup race departing from San Francisco Bay under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, racing 2070 nm to beautiful Kaneohe Bay on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. With entrants from the US mainland and Hawaii as well as international locales, logistics support for shipping between California and Hawaii is critical.
“We are excited to work with the Pacific Cup participants again. With new partnerships in Southern California and Hawaii, we are now able to offer a complete package of services. We can offer specialty yacht trailers, trucking logistics & storage, haul out in HI (boat lift), de-rigging/re-rigging of mast, keel & rudder capability, storage, and launching after return on the West Coast,” said Michael Pasha, VP of OHW & Project Cargoes for Pasha Hawaii. “Our experience with returning yachts from Hawaii includes participants in the Pacific Cup and Transpac Races since 2006. It is our pleasure to support the 2018 Pacific Cup participants. Our new partners providing services include Pacific Diversified Finishes (PDF), the University of Hawaii’s Marine Education Training Center (METC), The Marine Group (San Diego) and RD Reed Trucking. METC has a boat lift, crane, keel stand and forklift for hauling yachts and loading the trailers on Sand Island. Jim Maynard from PDF coordinates scheduling and transition from water to properly secured on trailer ensuring a quality service."
Many Pacific Cup skippers have chosen to ship their boat back instead of taking the additional time off or finding a qualified return crew to make the long upwind journey back to the mainland. Working with Pasha Hawaii has been a valuable service, time saver and reduction of wear and tear on the Pacific Cup boats. Pasha Hawaii has prepared and shipped yachts for 12 years from 24’ to 75’ in length. Yachts and trailers are shipped from the West Coast inside the vessel Jean Anne - fully enclosed / protected from the elements. The ramp leading to the main doorway of the ship is capable of handling 120 metric tons and entry is 18’ tall x 23’ wide. The only limiting factor is maneuvering once on board making the longer boats (over 70’ in length) more challenging.
“This is an excellent service for Pacific Cup entrants, and we are very pleased to be partnered with Pasha Hawaii, a family-owned business with strong ties to the sailing community. One of their associates is already registered for the 2018 Pacific Cup,” said Buzz Blackett, commodore of PCYC. "For those participants looking for an alternative to a long sail home, Pasha Hawaii has now made it much more affordable and easy to bring your boat home with less wear and tear.”