I read (I think) in Latitude 38 about a guy who sailed from the South Pacific
. I think it took him 38 days. I'm trying to find it but haven't been able to. IT is possible but hard work.
OK I was off by 4 days and it was Hawaii
not the south Pacific
Nakia *— Hans Christian 33
John Gratton and Linda Hill
Seven Years In Eastern Pacific
John and Linda are the ultimate in fast-responding pick-up crew. On our way to the start of the first of the three Banderas Bay Blast fun races with Profligate, we passed their boat Nakia on the hook at Punta Mita. Having not seen them since the '04 Ha-Ha, we hollered for them to come along with us. It took them about two seconds to accept our offer, and just a few more minutes to gather what they needed for three days of fun racing
. Given their considerable experience, they were terrific crew. Since we had them as a captive audience for three days, we pressed them for what they've been up to the last seven years.
"Well," replied John, "after the Ha-Ha we spent four winters and three summers in Mexico
, all of the summers being up in the beautiful Sea of Cortez
. In the spring of '09, we continued down to Ecuador
, then sailed back up the Pacific Coast of Colombia
. We next set sail for the Galapagos
, and continued on to the Marquesas
. We liked the Marquesas
, so we sailed back there from Hawaii, and continued on through much of French Polynesia
. Late last year we sailed back up to Hawaii, then in December and mostly January, we made a 34-day passage
from Hawaii to Manzanillo."