Passage PNW to San Francisco – Thoughts and Tips

For sailors leaving the protected waters of North America's Pacific Northwest, this is often the first offshore/overnight passage of a grand sailing adventure.  And it can be a daunting one… even with tens of thousands of offshore miles under our keels, I'll admit I suffered a few sleepless nights ahead of time. Hence, my theory: … Continue reading Passage PNW to San Francisco – Thoughts and Tips

Fog all night

Our position: 45*42'N 124*54'W Motor sailing at 7knots 172*T I may have given yesterday's position incorrectly (the chart plotter cursor position, not the boat - whoops!) So sailing through fog through the night... it's interesting. Just before sunset last night, the fog started closing in on us and the wind picked up at the same … Continue reading Fog all night

Frustrating Day

This passage has given us a very mixed bag of conditions. Yesterday afternoon's wind blew itself out by 7pm so the engine went back on and has been running ever since. This morning an E swell came up from behind us, but without any wind to help us sail. Frustrating, motoring in lumpy seas. Right … Continue reading Frustrating Day