I am a long time reader, first time poster on sail net.
I am considering doing a sailing trip as crew on a Alberg 35 from San Diego to Honolulu. We want to leave on February 20th. With that said, I am wondering how to best plan for weather and estimate the time it would take. Should we sail north or south or west or what to catch the best weather? Is there a good weather website to find this information for this time period. (I am not the captain and he may already know this but I am trying to see how I would plan the trip if I were going solo)
I am in the military and I am taking leave from 18 Feb- 17 March (26 days) but I have to work on 18 March so I need to fly from Honolulu back to Texas on the 17th.
I know that passage times vary from about 17 days to 30 or more. Just trying to figure out if I should go for it
What do you guys think? Good or bad time to attempt this?
I have an RYA coastal skipper certification and an ASA basic certification but not a whole lot of knots under my belt.