Check out the NOAA report for Point Piedras Blancas to Point Arguello for Sunday. We have a Vagabond 39 in decent shape that's gone through a refit
recently, new rig, engine
freshened up, new prop & shaft, everything works and the only leaks
are small deck leaks
. We've sailed her about 300 miles down the coast this winter, mostly in snotty conditions with confused seas. My wife was a Coastie, she rescued Navy Seals
in 35' breaking waves with a 30' motor
lifeboat. Scotty just sailed down from Washington
in the winter and saw 50 kt winds and 30' seas. Gabe sails
in the Puget Sound
every day no matter how bad it is. I'll be driving the kid and the dog south in a rental car, they don't have enough experience yet for this trip. Maybe I don't either.
The last time we set out to go around Point Conception from Morro Bay, NOAA was calling for 10-15 kt winds and a 5-6 ft swell. It was 10-12 feet with a 5-6 second period and blowing 20-25 by 8:00am, I wimped out and we ran back to port. Scotty continued on in his boat
and said it was blowing 35 or 40 down by point conception. Big difference between the 10-15 that NOAA forecast
I'm really worried that they'll be OK. I just want you all to tell me that everything will be OK.