My name is Jack and I've been tasked with sailing a 44' ketch Hudson
Seawolf from Los Angeles to Santa Cruz
Island (Channel Islands) and onward up to San Francisco
Sept. 1st-5th (to Santa Cruz
Island) and Sept. 5th onward to SF. I am not in a great hurry for the second part and am excited for the opportunity.
My initial research
describes difficulties and challenges which I hope will not deter my enthusiasm for the adventure.
I would greatly appreciate any advice, wisdom, cautions, best routing practices, resources, safety
advisories, mechanical considerations, etc. anyone can provide.
I have been on board cabin
cruisers and sailboats all my 48 years and have skippered for many years on the great lakes
and down to Florida
. I have sailed the placid Santa Monica Bay & Catalina Island
for over a decade but heading North is new and I've heard some tales already.
A knowledgable and seasoned mentor for this journey would be most welcomed and appreciated to advise on the above.
Thank you in advance for your thoughts and sharing your experiences on this route
Happy Summer Sailing!