Originally Posted by svcambria
"In fact, I am having a hard time thinking of any protection north of the Channel Islands that could be reached in any weather."
Crescent City? San Francisco
Port San Luis
Monterey (all weather harbor of refuge)
Half Moon Bay
...there's more. You'd want to move fast down the coast. Which with some boats and crews is just not possible. That's one advantage of delivery
skippers, they know how to keep moving: one hour fuel