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Rio Wins the 2017 Yachting Cup, Inaugural Pac52 Class Event

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Pac52 Class takes on the challenge

[Source: Sailing Scuttlebutt News, interview with Manouch Moshayedi] Building a new class organization is hard work under the best of circumstances, but when a new boat can cost a couple million and the owners are used to getting their way in big business, fostering a congenial fleet atmosphere would seem to be a challenge. Taking on this challenge is the new Pac52 class which has four boats – three new in 2017 – that are working together to promote and encourage Pac52 class racing. Based on the TP52 class design with some tweaks, the fleet got its first trial at the Yachting Cup in San Diego, CA. Manouch Moshayedi and his Rio team won the inaugural event and shares some insight into the class. The start of the class. I used to have a TP52 that I’d raced so I was familiar with the boat and I’ve known Victor Wild for quite a few years through racing. We became friends and he asked me about buying a second-hand TP52. I got Gavin Brady involved and we sat down, talked about it, and Victor decided he wanted to build a brand new one. So he built Fox, and then I talked […]

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RIO Wins the First Official Pac52 Class Regatta: Yachting Cup at SDYC

Manouch Moshayedi and his Rio Racing Team finished the final day of Yachting Cup with a 1st place in Race #7, followed by Fox placing 2nd. Due to the extreme weather conditions, including heavy rain and 6-8 foot swell on the Ocean Courses, the SDYC Race Committee chose run the final day of racing in San Diego Bay on the 10 mile  “Hot Rum Heavy Weather Course”. Because of these heavy weather conditions, BadPak and Invisible Hand did not race on the final day because of minor issues with underwater faring components that were non structural. After a quick owners meeting, members of the BadPak and Invisible Hand teams hopped on board with the Rio and Fox teams for a fun final race day that will count towards Yachting Cup but will not count towards the Pac52 season scoring. BadPak finished 3rd in the Regatta and Invisible Hand Finished 4th. Next up for the Pac52 Class is the Offshore One Design Championship in Newport Beach, California in June. Here is a link to the final scores from Yachting Cup

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Pac52’s 2017 Racing Season Kicks Off at SDYC’s Yachting Cup

Team Rio is exited to have the fleet of Pac52s together in San Diego. We start with a practice racing day on Thursday and a kick off party on the SDYC deck. Friday racing out in the ocean with some stronger conditions expected late Saturday and into Sunday. Looking forward to racing against Bad Pak, Fox and Invisible Hand all year long. Follow the Yachting Cup racing progress at www.yachtingcup.com and www.pac52class.com.           View Results ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

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Record Setting Run in the 2016 Pacific Cup

Take a look at life aboard the mighty RIO 100 on her latest Record setting run in the 2016 Pacific Cup. Rio and her crew set a new course record of 5 days, 2 hours, 41 minutes, and 13 seconds; beating the previous record holder, the 139 foot Mari Cha IV, by more than 2 hours! Make sure you watch in HD for best viewing!

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New Elapsed Time Record in 2016 Pacific Cup Set By Rio 100

The biennial Pacific Cup attracted 64 entrants for the 2070 nm course from San Francisco to Hawaii, with the fleet divided among four staggered starts on July 11, 12, 14, and 15. Here’s a report from July 21. Strong winds propelled Manouch Moshayedi’s super maxi Rio 100 across the Pacific to set a new Pacific Cup elapsed time record. Crossing the finish on July 20 at 13:51:13 local Hawaii time (15:51:13 PDT), Rio 100 posted an elapsed time of 5 days, 3 hours, 41 mins and 13 seconds, knocking two hours off the record set in 2004 by Robert Miller, whose 139-foot Mari Cha IV finished with an elapsed time of 5 days, 5 hours, 38 minutes and 10 seconds. Rio 100 sailed a course slightly above the rhumb line for the entire race, taking advantage of breezes fed by the well-behaved Pacific High as well as remnants of Hurricane Celia. Many of this year’s crew of 16, including navigator Christopher Branning, were also onboard for the 2015 Transpac when Rio won the prestigious Barn Door Trophy with an elapsed time of 7 days, 5 hours, 34 minutes, and 07 seconds. We’re watching tropical depression Darby which has not dissipated […]

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