I have a dream (as someone once said). Actually it's currently more of a casual rumination - to eventually sail the Pacific clockwise. Beginning in Aus -> PNG -> Malaysia
-> Aleutians -> Canada
-> US ->?. Most of these areas have been sailed fairly extensively and there are plenty of blogs/articles/guides. There seems to be few accounts of sailing the Aleutians (or, for that matter, skirting the Pond in a clockwise manner). Has anyone sailed, and can give an account of conditions in the Aleutians? Is the weather
often dangerous or capricious? Would a decent blue water
GRP cat do it, or would a steel
tank be needed? The plan would be to skip across the Aleutians in the height of summer, hopefully avoiding ice and storms. Is there a time of year when the weather
is more stable? I'm imagining, admittedly in my ignorance, that the conditions may be comparable to the Southern Ocean - do-able in Summer, though can still be very wild and wooly, but virtually a no go area in winter.