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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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Go to Hawaii first.... no kidding!
 

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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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Gentlemen, as we all know, do not sail to weather.....:)
 

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Then, clearly, I'm no gentleman.....:( :rolleyes:
Its a funny line isn't it ? After all, sailing to windward in the right conditions is without doubt one of the most enjoyable things a bloke can do in a boat.

OTOH....after a few days it does start to get a tad tiresome.......
 

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I was watching a video on Youtube a few days ago of this sailboat traveling from Canada to Mexico stuck in a gale 100 miles off the Oregon coast with 20-30 foot seas.
 
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