Pacific Cup 2018 Participants:
Jim Quanci is meticulous in his preparations, and enthusiastic in his presentation. Attached is his take on getting the boat home. The introduction is set out below:
The Fun Sail Back from Hawaii
By: Jim Quanci
Paul Kamen, multiple Pac Cup crosser. Really multiple. Makes the persuasive case for sailing that boat home. Read the article and you'll be planning that trip home in no time!
Mike Priest, 100 ton USCG lic. Captain.
If you are considering having your boat sailed home by a hired captain and crew, here are a few considerations.
I write this from the perspective of a captain, and have seen as many different scenarios as there are boats, owners, captains and locations. There is no set formula or pricing, but rather some guidelines and questions to ask and answer.
2012 Pac Cup Seminar, DIY Return delivery (Do It Yourself)
By Mike Priest, USCG Lic. Captain, offshore racer and delivery captain.
If you intend to deliver your own boat back to the mainland after the Pac Cup, the first most important advice I can give is: THE RACE IS OVER.
There are several steps required to ship your boat home. Different shipping companies will help with different parts of the process, while freight forwarders should be able to handle most of them and negotiate for you. Take a look at Michael Moradzadeh’s article in the Pacific Cup Knowledge Base.
by Steve Hunt
OK, so you made it in the “Fun Race to Hawaii!” Why not go for a “Fun Cruise” of some of the Hawaiian Islands before returning to the rat race? That’s just what my wife Marilyn and I did a few weeks after we finished the 1994 West Marine Pacific Cup race.
Everyone knows how important preparation is for the race. Well, it’s just as important for a successful cruising adventure.