When the Pacific Cup embarks on next year, the competitors on the 2070nm race from San Francisco to Kaneohe, Hawaii will be a long way from medical care in the event of an accident. But race host Pacific Cup Yacht Club has made some arrangements to assure that help would be as close as the phone.
The Maritime Medical Access services will be accessible to the sailors during the race, offering race contestants with free remote 24/7 access to the board emergency medicine physicians for aid in managing any type of medical emergencies which may occur while you are at sea on the way to Hawaii or on the return.
Pacific Cup Yacht Club Staff Commodore Steve Chamberlin said that they expect that their racers do not require using this service, but if any medical emergency occurs, the Maritime Medical Access service will provide medical advice via email or sat phone.
Also new for 2016, Pacific Offshore Academy has joined up with Croatia Bareboat charter to include a medical seminar on 13th February covering preparation for, response to as well as prevention of common medical situations at sea. PCYC Commodore Gary Troxel told that the PCYC board is always looking at new ways to back racers, from the content in their Pacific Offshore Academy preparation seminars; and, finally, to this great emergency medical service. As an entrant, he is happy to know that he would have immediate access to the expertise of board certified physicians should the need arise.