2006 WEST MARINE PACIFIC CUP day, including their heavyair chute dubbed "Maise" which crewman Trey Powers eventually repaired by sewing through a duct-tape patch. • Six Carl Schumacher designs were entered in the 2006 Pacific Cup, and all six finished on the podium of their respective classes, including a clean sweep of Division D with the Synergy 1000s Synge and Sapphire taking first and third, and the Schumacher 39 Recidivist scoring second. Somewhere Carl is smiling. • The West Marine Oceana Award, for the crew who left "the greenest wake," went to the S&S design Spirit, skippered by Ann Lewis. The Best First Passage prize went to the Westsail 11.8 Hooligan, captained by Alice Martin. The Navigator's Award went to Spencer Fulweiter, Navigator on Cayenne. "Spencer's navigation skills including sun, moon and star shots were unmatched by any
tor, without which the crew would've suffered onward without the trash compactor, DVDs, dishwasher, electric roller-furling, hot showers, autopilot, and other necessities of the 21st Century seagoing sailor. • Of the 43 final entries, every one started and only one failed to finish, the Morgan 38 Sonata, perhaps because the crew tired of slatting around and opted to switch on the engine and head for the bar. Not that there's anything wrong with that. • In the interests of symmetry, we'll leave the last word to the final finisher, the Elite 37 Compromise, which sailed into Kaneohe Bay on July 20 after a voyage of 17 days, 4 hours, 8 minutes. "It was a wonderful adventure," said skipper David Englehart. "It was always a goal and now we've done it. And we learned a ton. What a great event." Really, what else is there to say? — latitude/hm
'Compromise' was last to arrive, but her crew was still jubilant. Front: David and Sandy Englehart; David Desch, Mike Englehart, Pat Crillo.
of the other competitors," said Principal Race Officer Bob Gray. • The Most Valuable Crewman – Luxury Division — went to Phill Mai of the Beneteau 57 Vanessa, who was able to diagnose and address the failed oilpressure sensor on the ship's genera-
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The August 2006 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.