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post #3 of Old 05-11-2010
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Even though it is great that you can plot a straight line on a "CHART", a sailing vessel may have to cover twice that distance if the port you desire is straight up wind of you.
But with the wind from close hauled to dead astern, you can figure an average of five to eight knots pending on the boat. Multi hulls vessels can be two to three times faster, but the wind factor is still there.
You need to talk to those that have sail that route you desire and find out what they average over all going from one point to another.
But most sailing vessels may be going from place to place, some faster than others, but it is the act of sailing that really is the reason to be on a sail boat. Making it a way of life for most of us.

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