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Sail from Los Angeles to South Korea and back

I wonder if I could sail from LA to S.Korea with a small sail boat (22')

I am a beginner and need to take safest and fast route possible.
I would be sailing with 2 kids (15 yo and 18 yo) and another adult. (4 people)

Any suggestions?

including -route depending on the season
-items/equipment I would need
-where to avoid.. etc.

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Re: Sail from Los Angeles to South Korea and back

Just off hand I would say the boat is a bit small. That's a lot of time on the water. Very hard to carry enough provisions for one person let alone four. Not even talking about the lack of personal space nor the dreaded full/fin/spade/skeg/production/bluewater/encapsulated/external/benehuntalina/steel vs glass stuff that is fixen to come about shortly.....wait, did you say "fast"? First class airfare for all would be far cheaper.

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~5200 NM theoretical on the great circle route, 54 days if you could average 4 knots, which you couldn't, bring extra drinking water and sunscreen, bon voyage.
There is no safe or fast way for 4 people to cross the Pacific in a 22' sailboat unless you put them on the deck of a freighter.

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I wonder if I could sail from LA to S.Korea with a small sail boat (22')

I am a beginner and need to take safest and fast route possible.
I would be sailing with 2 kids (15 yo and 18 yo) and another adult. (4 people)

Any suggestions?
Just one:

DON'T...

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Re: Sail from Los Angeles to South Korea and back

Of one thing I think we can be certain ..... "and back" is surplus to requirements.

An acqaintance of mine circumnavigated in a 25'er, part of the way with a wife and new born. That was cramped and they did not do any passage as long as LA - South Korea.

I mean, for heavens sake. Go outside and mark up 22' from bow to stern then have your "children" and wife stand inside the lines. Then add food and water. Now while you are all standing there (or should I say crouching) ponder why it is that this just might be a really really stupid idea.

In short .... Oh FFS.

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Re: Sail from Los Angeles to South Korea and back

If you do it, there will be a lot of people that would love to take out a life insurance policy on you.
First of all, as said above, there is no way a 22 footer is going to carry 4 adults that far for that period of time. 2nd...there is no way you can carry enough provisions to make the trip.
3rd....you have no sailing experience.

IF you had a couple years sailing experience including blue water (middle of the ocean) sailing.
Maybe IF you had a 35 footer and you make more than a couple stops along the way to re-supply.
AND that 35 footer is a true blue water boat...
You might have a decent change of completing the voyage.

If you don't believe us...buy a 22 footer and the 4 of you go spend a week on it. YOu don't even have to leave the dock...just stay on board and never leave the boat. See how you like it.
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...I am a beginner....
That's not a beginner's trip. One doesn't cross an ocean by learning how on the internet.


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I get the feeling we are never going to hear from brokerhahn again.

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Lots of ways to clean up the gene pool. At least he planned to take the family
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