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Pacific Cup 2024 - official Environmental Sponsor

We are thrilled to be coming onboard as the official Environmental Sponsor for the Pacific Cup 2024! This is the biennial sailing race from San Francisco to Oahu, Hawaii that sees around 70-80 yachts race 2,070NM across the Pacific out to the islands. The start is hosted by the Richmond Yacht Club and finish is hosted by the Kaneohe Yacht Club Having a quick look at the entry list for 2024 the yachts range from the double handed Moore 24 'Nobody's Girl' to the fully crewed Wylie 70 'Rage'.

Pacific Cup 2022 - highlights

As Environmental Sponsor we are keen to help promote the use of solar as a renewable energy source aboard to charge batteries. Why not enjoy clean, quiet renewable solar power as opposed to noisy, dirty diesel for the engine or gasoline for a generator. Keep the waters clean where you are sailing by going solar.

The SunPower flexible solar panels are an awesome option for racers as they are lightweight and easy to stow under a bunk and deploy when needed. We have helped many race boats go solar, here's a photo from the TransPac race (also to Hawaii) of a Beneteau Figaro3, you may spot their SunPower 100W flex panel on the coachroof which help up well to the constant spray!!

We are also very much aligned with the Pacific Cup aims to be certified again as a 'Clean Regatta' in 2024. The Pacific Cup organizers are working hard to comply with the standards of the Clean Regattas program, in 2022 they attained Gold standard and are aiming for Platinum standard this year.

Clean Regattas is the world’s leading sustainability certification for water-based events with over 3,600 events hosted since 2006 reaching 1 million sailors and attendees across 53 countries. There are a wide range of activities and checklists that each crew member aboard can help with to help promote a clean regatta. From using reuseable water bottles and having a plan to reduce garbage to making sure there are no oil spills and renewable power is used aboard as much as possible. Each boat taking part in the PacCup has been challenged to complete a 30-point survey for recognition as a "green" boat:

Is most of your electricity (>90%) generated by renewables like wind, solar or hydro?

We look forward to watching the start in just a few weeks time as the fleet sails under the Golden Gate bridge and will be keeping an eye on the Yellowbrick Tracking during the crossing. As we live in Hawaii we can't wait to welcome the yachts at the finish and attend the final prizegiving/awards ceremony on August 2nd.

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