Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
Join Date: May 2006
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Re: Circumnavigating the Pacific
It would be doable but a pretty miserable trip in any case. Likely long tacks with some reaching available as the frontal systems passed through (lots of gales and storms to be had). A north Pacific circuit makes some sense since there is more land available or you could go west in the trades in the South Pacific and then head northward (to Japan, Aleutians, southern Alaska and BC. In the south you would not have to be as far south as 50į, likely somewhere between 35 and upper 40s, but still a very challenging place to be.
Finishing our major refit. Our trip to Newfoundland is off because it is too late. Hoping to go to the North Channel instead.