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Old 08-06-2010, 19:13   #1
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Cruising the Pacific West to East

I plan leaving Australia for the South Pacific, but I donít want to get cold.
I would like to end up in Mexico and know I need to get to Hawaii before going south. I have been researching this and though the winds are predominantly south east there does seem to be quite a bit of winds with west in them at times. Can it be done?
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Hi Simon

Everything is can be done. Jimmy Cornell's book titled "World Cruising Routes" is available from most good boating bookshops in Australia and will tell you everything you need to know.

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Everything is can be done. Jimmy Cornell's book titled "World Cruising Routes" is available from most good boating bookshops in Australia and will tell you everything you need to know.

Cheers, Greg
I am waiting on my copy, coming from the USA at half the cost here in OZ. What I was after was some first hand views. When I sailed from Fiji to Vanuatu (2008) I had light winds from the west for most of the trip and I was hoping this would be a regular occurance even though the prevailing winds are south east. once in Tahiti then that would be my jump point for Hawaii
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Howdy Simon...as always good to have you posting.

What your contemplating was the hardest sailing of their nearly 2 year trip for some friends of mine.
The Rard Family Ocean Adventure

They did not do the direct return Hawaii/Mexico transit like you plan though.

Jim is a supper guy ....email him and ask away.
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