i sailed south on a prefrontal for winter storrm. i can, as i have a heavy cruiser that loves that stuff. in a lesser weight finer keeled boat, one might want to set out on passage
south 2 days after a winter storm ends. first day to allow the conditions to lay down, second for seas.
years prior, i set sail a day after an el nino storm and found seas were still quite large. scared the **** out of the boat sowner. i was not that soul., i merely sailed the boat from avalon
to oceanside essentially sola, with cowering owner below decks not sober.....taught me i didnt want same under water
configuration with my own cruising boat. was irwin citation
. seas were actually around 20 ft. he said they were 40, i didnt look astern. i was too busy. (no effective otto pile it--was wheel
mount and was overpowered by the weather
.) we got good sog--made trip mooring
in under 19 hours.