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Re: Sail from Los Angeles to South Korea and back

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What size would be the smallest for long (distance and time regardless many stops on the way) sailing.
I guess 35' should be ok. Am I right?

The reason why I said Korea was because I found some sailing route maps to Europe across the Atlantic, but I could not find anything beyond to Asia (China, Japan, Korea).
This made me curious if there would be possible route; avoiding storm, pirates and all.
You need to have sufficient training and / or experience to answer those questions yourself before you stake your life, and those of your passengers, on the answers. You can't put four inexperienced people on any size of (suitable) boat and hope it to get anywhere safely.
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Well.. Thanks for all replies.

I had this question because I wan planning to buy 22'.
Then, the deal didn't go through, and I am searching for another sail boat.

Of course the purpose of bying sail is to sail near LA (to Catalina Island or even down to Baja Mexico)
But wondered if it would be possible to travel to Asia even if it takes 1 year or so.

What size would be the smallest for long (distance and time regardless many stops on the way) sailing.
I guess 35' should be ok. Am I right?

The reason why I said Korea was because I found some sailing route maps to Europe across the Atlantic, but I could not find anything beyond to Asia (China, Japan, Korea).
This made me curious if there would be possible route; avoiding storm, pirates and all.

Once again, thanks for your kind replies.
Cheers!
You could, and others have done so, do it in less than 35' but that is probably a reasonable starting point if you need room to swing that cat, and with two teenagers on board you may well need some discipline.

Reality is that if you want to consider such a voyage you should probably start off by having a look at "Noonsite". With ocean voyaging it is not simply a matter of point to point. You need to consider the seasons for instance. Another good suggestion would be to get hold of Hal and Margaret Roth's splendid tome "Two on a Big Ocean" in which they tell the tale of their circumnavigation of the Pacific Ocean leaving from US West Coast.

There are others here with vastly more experience than I but I'm pretty sure that most people who voyage to Asia from America would first head towards Australia/NewZealand. The reason btw, that there is not so much information about Japan/China/Korea is that they are not part of the road well travelled and even in the recent past have not been welcoming to cruising sailors. Partly legal restrictions, partly language, partly geographical.

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http://www.amazon.com/Two-Big-Ocean-Circumnavigation-Pacific/dp/0963956647

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Re: Sail from Los Angeles to South Korea and back

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I smell Troll..........or dreamy teenager, or teenage troll.
I'm thinking simply dreamer. I reckon if people couched their initial question in terms of e.g. "I'm a dreamer and was wondering if small boat voyaging from the US to the Far East is feasible" they'd get a better response but hey, this is the internet after all and people sit doodling (guilty as charged m'lud) far more than they should.

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Re: Sail from Los Angeles to South Korea and back

Just make sure you account for the sex on board. You haven't mentioned the genders of your crew or whether you're related to each other. Don't forget to consider all the possibilities for both solo and partner situations and whether any of you will require privacy. A small inflatable dinghy with a screen could be useful. And don't forget the birth control, as childbirth is tricky at sea in a small boat and infants tend to be demanding.
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