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post #11 of Old 02-13-2013
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Re: San Diego to Honolulu

x62617, How well do you know this particular Alberg and its skipper? Were they and you referred to each other or is this trip in response to an ad? Have you seen pictures of the boat in question? You really need to ask a lot of pointed and detailed questions concerning this trip. Things, like “what is your energy budget”, and is the boat only equipped with an auto helm or is there something like a Monitor Wind Vane? What is the watch schedule and what exactly will be your duties and responsibilities? Everyone going through the Academy has to take some sailing training. How far did your skipper go? Was he a watch captain on a 44 or higher? Did he spend his junior summer racing? I occasionally sail with an Academy grad – The USNA is no guarantee that he is “god’s gift to mariners”. I’m not saying don’t go, you just need to have your eyes wide open. Here is a little picture taken not too far off the coast in California in mid March and during one of those lulls between late season weather systems. Are you ready for three weeks of this?

George B
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Alameda, Ca.

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