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Supporting Competitors In Their Preparation for the 2070 Mile Endeavor

North Sails and the Pacific Cup are thrilled to partner again for the 2022 edition of the race. As an Event Sponsor, North Sails will offer an educational webinar focused on weather and navigation tactics, with Chris Bedford and Peter Isler, during the race for current and aspiring participants of the Pacific Cup as well as an in-person training seminar for onboard sail repair. 

A highlight of the West Coast racing scene, the Pacific Cup draws sailors from all over North America every other year. On July 4, 2022, more than 70+ boats will depart the San Francisco Bay and sail over 2070 miles to finish in beautiful Kaneohe Bay on the island of O’ahu. A true bucket list event, race participants undergo more than a year of mental and physical preparation in close partnership with race leadership, attending training and safety seminars, preparing their vessels, and building relationships with other race participants. 

“The Pacific Cup and North Sails share a strong commitment to promoting the sport of ocean racing,” said Caitlin Gutekunst, Board Member and Sponsorships Chair for the Pacific Cup Yacht Club.  “Together we are simultaneously driving performance and training for this sport, promoting diversity on the water, and protecting our oceans.” 

Seadon Wijsen, local North Sails expert from San Francisco shares, “We are happy to be supporting the largest Pacific Cup to date. The Pacific Cup is more than just a race but a tradition for the west coast in bringing together new ocean sailors along with the most experienced ocean racers in the world. We enjoy educating new sailors as well as providing the necessary products and support to have a successful race to Kaneohe.”

North Sails prides itself on having the best sail solutions and accessible expertise for boats across the spectrum. North Sails is the world’s leading sailmaker with a vast network of over 100 sales and service sites globally. North Sails invites racers to get prepared for the race and sign up for the upcoming Pacific Cup webinar today and in-person training seminar.

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