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View Poll Results: How far offshore have you sailed (ON YOUR OWN BOAT)?
100 miles or more 38 40.00%
75 miles 6 6.32%
50 miles 10 10.53%
25 miles 41 43.16%
Voters: 95. You may not vote on this poll

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How far have you sailed offshore?

So, how far offshore have you sailed? We discuss the topic of offshore sailing, suitable boats and all that good stuff on the topic.

So, let's get a sampling of many Sailnutters have actually been offshore on their own boats.

For me, the farthest I've been is Bermuda.
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0.000000000000 nautical miles.

Boy does it hurt to type that. Soon, man, soon.
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Eek!!!

I should have made the last option 25 miles or less. And I can't seem to figure a way to edit the poll. Sorry about that folks. So, if you've sailed 25 miles OR LESS from shore, please check the last option.

My bad.
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NICE BIG 0 for me........as a matter of fact thats on any sailboat.
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Been over a hundred in the Gulf, but most of my offshore has been up and down from NC to the Keys on overnight hops.
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Many folks have never even left the pond so to speak. In the PNW we have Puget Sound from which many sailors never leave. For me it is 12-15 Nautical miles of open strait to get among the Gulf Islands or San Juans and many folks are intimidated by that. I see hundreds of sailboats out in English Bay in the summer and often wonder how many of them actually leave the pond and cross the strait. Start a coastal poll for those who never have or never will go offshore and see what activity that generates. I wonder how many have never gone beyond the Chesapeake?
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Aught miles for me. Stricktly a Chesapeake Bay sailor. I'll get off shore soon enough, plenty of my friends have, but when I do...it won't be thousands of miles I suspect. Just into the Carribean.
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Iíve been close to the Northern Hemisphereís Point Nemo in route to Kaneohe from San Francisco on a Nordic 44 (approx 1,100 NM). On the family Catalina, weíve been 30 NM from dry land, as travel in California usually follows the coastline and is within our insurance policy coverage area. Besides, after a hundred miles or so, the view is pretty much the same.


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Bah humbug......own boat eh ? damn....that's less than 50nms off shore cos all our sailing in the Womboat has been coastal. Can present more impressive figures as crew but but but......

It is, it must be said a very special feeling to be out there with no land in sight in any direction. Going on deck at first light to be surrounded by nothing but ocean is a simply wonderful experience.

btw....when we went the furthest offshore we have been in the old girl it was purely for the heck of it. Unless you wish to strike out for another country most of a circumnavigation of Australia would be done within 25nms of the coast..... Bass Strait, Great Australian Bight and Gulf of Carpentaria being the main exceptions.
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