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delite 11-02-2009 02:51 PM

Sailing Los Angeles to vancouver
I was wondering if anyone has sailed the west coast from LA to Vancouver at this time of year or any other. How was the trip? I have heard it is an uncomfortable sail heading north, is that true?

erps 11-02-2009 03:08 PM

This is a bad time to go. Killed some folks on the Washington Coast just a week or so back and there was a discussion about a similar trip made a couple years ago here:

dabnis 11-02-2009 04:00 PM

This subject has been covered before, try this:

Kind of long but pretty much covers it


delite 11-02-2009 04:19 PM

Thanks for your thoughts. I wont be doing this trip.

Faster 11-02-2009 05:13 PM

Go to Hawaii first.... no kidding!

imagine2frolic 11-02-2009 05:41 PM

exactly, make it fun, and go through Hawaii. The bvest time to go north along the coast is early. but Hawaii will always be easier.....i2f

jackdale 11-02-2009 09:29 PM

Other than going to Hawaii, the standard two word answer is:

"truck it."

tdw 11-03-2009 03:27 PM

What does go early mean ? January February ?

imagine2frolic 11-03-2009 03:41 PM


Early fall you can get some good windows of flat calm. Otherwise it can be hell. Have you read 2 YEARS BEFORE THE MAST?

In my gallery are 2 dolphins in flat calm crossing my bow at Point Conception. 2 years earlier in the exact same spot it was 50+mph wind, and 20ft+ seas. Winter is not a good time to do the coast north......i2f

tdw 11-03-2009 08:40 PM

Early fall...OK that makes more sense.....Jan, Feb seemed like a good way to commit suicide.

Hawaii sounds good.

ps -yep read Dana....but some years ago now...maybe time for a re read.

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