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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?
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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:

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Delite,
This subject has been covered before, try this:
LA to Portland Nov 2008

Kind of long but pretty much covers it

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Thanks for your thoughts. I wont be doing this trip.
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Go to Hawaii first.... no kidding!

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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

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

"truck it."

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What does go early mean ? January February ?

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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

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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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