Originally Posted by killarney_sailor
A final thought, going to Banaba is pretty much exactly to windward, so even though it is not so far in terms of distance it would be a fairly rugged trip.
According to Kiribati
, prevailing winds in the area are northeasterly from April to October, but westerly the rest of the year. So in principle if a boat was willing to pick them up from Nauru during the westerlies, it could continue on to Kiribati afterwards.