Starting in San Francisco and finishing in Oahu’s Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, the Pacific Cup is organized by St. Francis Yacht Club. This year marks the 15th edition of the biennial race, which will commence on July 14. More than 70 boats are expected to participate in the 2,070 mile downwind race.

Together with his son and daughter, Paul Cayard is preparing their Santa Cruz 50 Hula Girl for the 2008 Pacific Cup.