Mike's right. Don't sweat it.
Right now the high is building over N California
, and the winds are very heavy all over. But this happens on a regular basis, so should be no surprise. Have you read Kimball Livingston's Sailing The Bay
? Or Harold Gilliam's wonderful Weather of The Bay Area
? They explain everything you need to know - the how and why.
It will calm down later in the week. I'm sailing to Monterey late next week, should be fine.
Don't sail on a schedule. Don't sail with a mainsail
up around Pt. Conception unless you need to motor
, then having a steadying sail up makes sense. Jib
only downwind is so much safer and a more comfortable ride. For the past 20 years, whenever I've crossed The Slot from Pt. Blount back to Alameda, we drop the main and have a really nice, easy ride. Same idea.
By the time you get south, the Santa Anas will be over for this year.
Don;t worry about the weather, you can't do a damned thing about it. Wanna worry: worry about your boat, fix everything and go.
Have a great time, safe journey.