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post #3 of Old 04-02-2007
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You may have a good chance of sailing much of the way, but it will likely be a beat to windward at the beginning. You can see what I'm talking about by reading the tables in this PDF file.

San Diego area—A large percentage of the observed winds are from the W to the NW... and you're course is effectively NNW... so it will be an upwind beat or dead into the wind at worst, to a reach at best. Mean wind speed for the month is about 7 knots for the SD area.

Los Angeles—A very large percentage of the winds are SW to W...so you'll be on a reach for a good part of the time. Winds are a bit stronger, mean is 7.4 knots.

You'll probably be motoring initially, but once you get a bit further north, you'll probably be able to sail quite a bit.

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