Headed for the Finish

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Photo and caption by James Clappier

James Clappier takes his turn at the helm of "Furthur", a 27 foot long sailboat, while his crew mate Cody Spruce sleeps for two hours. They are racing 2,070 nautical miles from California to Hawaii in the 2010 Pacific Cup. This photo was captured in the last 24 hours of the race, with "Furthur" still locked in a tight battle for second place with another competitor since the start of the race. Clappier and Spruce would go on to finish second in their division and set a record as the youngest crew to ever race the Pacific Cup.

Location: Somewhere on the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii


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