Bad Pak
Gladiator
Interlodge
Invisible Hand
Rio
Vesper
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NEWS

Rio Wins Pac52 Cup, Invisible Hand Takes Series Championship

By Erik Simonson, Pac52 Media | October 01, 2018

A warm fall morning greeted the San Francisco Bay on Sunday, with light easterlies, balmy temps and glorious sunshine. The easterly provided crews a lengthy siesta for the final day of the 2018 PAC52 Cup, and the last race of the year for the 2018 PAC52 5 stop series. Entering in to the day RIO had claimed 4 bullets in the previous 5 races, with a total of 8 points, The Hand lay in 2nd with 12, BadPak had the only other bullet and a total of 15 with Interlodge holding 20 points, 5 of them SCP baggage due to owner driver rule and the one-point penalty assessed per race. (Brad Rodi stepped in for series for owners Gwen and Austin Fragomen).

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NEWS

The Rio Continues To Roll

By Erik Simonson, Pac52 Media | September 30, 2018

Saturday’s dawn broke over the San Francisco Bay Area with a tropical flare if you will, very reminiscent of the warmth and humidity one might experience in Rio, the iconic beach city of Brazil, from which Manouch Moshayedi’s Ferrari Orange 52’ has inherited her name. It is a tad bit complicated, but the chain of grand prix boats the Moshayedi has owned has born the name.

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Rio and BadPak Take Opening Day At 2018 Pac 52 Cup

By Erik Simonson, Pac52 Media | September 28, 2018

An early season low pressure system moved in to Northern California on Friday, and with it brought unusually cool over cast skies for San Francisco in late September, which is normally the Bay Area belated hot spell. The southwestern flow bringing with it, a nice sea breeze which would build throughout the course of the day.

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NEWS

Everyone Loves A Parade: Pac52 2018 RBBS Wrap Up

By Erik Simonson, Pac52 Media; Photos by Sharon Green, Ultimate Sailing | September 17, 2018

After Saturday’s chilly windy start and lengthy on the water marathon, crews welcomed the warm sun and lighter winds to start the Sunday Rolex Big Boat Series Finale Bay Tour. Well at least the warm sun part. Entering the day, Frank Slootman’s Invisible Hand had already secured the series class title with a 5-point advantage over 2nd place RIO, and didn’t have to sail. “We came to sail, so sail we will” said  a well-chilled Frank late on Saturday, and there the were at the Treasure Island start for the starting gun Sunday morning.

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IN THE NEWS

Taking Their Lumps In Long Beach
- Source: Erik Simonson, Pac52 Media, June 24, 2018
Rio and Invisible Hand Draw 1st Blood In Long Beach
- Source: , June 22, 2018
Puerto Vallarta Race Features BadPak
- Source: Jared Wohlgemuth, San Diego Yacht Club, March 03, 2018
A Nine Horse Grand Prix Mid Winter Weekend at SDYC
- Source: Erik Simonson, pressure-drop.us, February 12, 2018
Six Perpetual Trophies Awarded at Rolex Big Boat Series
- Source: St. Francis Yacht Club, September 19, 2017

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VIDEO

2018 Pac52 Cup Recap

By Eddie Frank, Pac52 Media | November 16, 2018

VIDEO

Pac52 Cup at St. Francis Yacht Club Day #2

By Eddie Frank, Pac52 Media | September 30, 2018

VIDEO

Pac52 Cup at St. Francis Yacht Club Day #1 Recap Video

By Eddie Frank, Pac52 Media | September 30, 2018



LEADERBOARD: 2018 PAC52 RACING SEASON
OVERALL YACHTING
CUP
May 4-6, 2018
CAL RACE
WEEK
June 1-3, 2018
LONG BEACH
RACE WEEK
June 22-24, 2018
ROLEX BIG
BOAT SERIES
Sept 13-16, 2018
PAC 52
CUP
Sept 28 - 30, 2018
INVISIBLE HAND 86 17 23 17 12 16
INTERLODGE 112 24 22 17 23 26
RIO 118 27 35 28 16 12
BAD PAK 136 36 27 29 21 23
VESPER 167 60 23 14 35 35
FOX 197 37 48 42 35 35
GLADIATOR 220 60 48 42 35 35