Sailing Los Angeles to vancouver - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Out There > Destinations
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 11-02-2009
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 199
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 5
delite is on a distinguished road
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?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 11-02-2009
erps's Avatar
the pointy end is the bow
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: La Conner, Washington
Posts: 6,149
Thanks: 2
Thanked 24 Times in 24 Posts
Rep Power: 10
erps will become famous soon enough erps will become famous soon enough
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:

sailboat lost ???
__________________
Ray
S.V. Nikko
1983 Fraser 41
La Conner, WA


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Boating for over 25 years, some of them successfully.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 11-02-2009
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Truckee, CA
Posts: 7,309
Thanks: 2
Thanked 105 Times in 103 Posts
Rep Power: 8
dabnis is on a distinguished road
Delite,
This subject has been covered before, try this:
LA to Portland Nov 2008

Kind of long but pretty much covers it

Dabnis
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 11-02-2009
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 199
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 5
delite is on a distinguished road
Thanks for your thoughts. I wont be doing this trip.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 11-02-2009
Faster's Avatar
Just another Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 14,627
Thanks: 68
Thanked 187 Times in 179 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
Go to Hawaii first.... no kidding!
__________________
Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 11-02-2009
imagine2frolic's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,831
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 7
imagine2frolic is on a distinguished road
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
__________________
20 MPH ain't fast unless, you do it in a 1000sq 3/2 house on 10foot waves
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


BORROWED, No single one of us is as smart as all of us!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 11-02-2009
jackdale's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 8,834
Thanks: 26
Thanked 36 Times in 33 Posts
Rep Power: 6
jackdale will become famous soon enough
Other than going to Hawaii, the standard two word answer is:

"truck it."
__________________
__________________
ISPA Yachtmaster Offshore Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
ASA 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 214
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 11-03-2009
tdw's Avatar
tdw tdw is offline
Super Fuzzy Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 14,379
Thanks: 5
Thanked 67 Times in 62 Posts
Rep Power: 10
tdw is a jewel in the rough tdw is a jewel in the rough tdw is a jewel in the rough
What does go early mean ? January February ?
__________________
Andrew B

"Do you think God gets stoned? I think so... Look at the platypus." Robin Williams.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 11-03-2009
imagine2frolic's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,831
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 7
imagine2frolic is on a distinguished road
SORRY,


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
__________________
20 MPH ain't fast unless, you do it in a 1000sq 3/2 house on 10foot waves
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


BORROWED, No single one of us is as smart as all of us!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 11-03-2009
tdw's Avatar
tdw tdw is offline
Super Fuzzy Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 14,379
Thanks: 5
Thanked 67 Times in 62 Posts
Rep Power: 10
tdw is a jewel in the rough tdw is a jewel in the rough tdw is a jewel in the rough
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.
__________________
Andrew B

"Do you think God gets stoned? I think so... Look at the platypus." Robin Williams.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
British teen sets sailing record (Los Angeles Times) NewsReader News Feeds 0 01-04-2007 03:16 AM
Off-Season Sailing Seminars Dobbs Davis Learning to Sail Articles 0 12-05-2001 07:00 PM
Sailing Standards Mark Matthews Learning to Sail Articles 0 01-26-2000 07:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:15 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.