Originally Posted by riderdiveraz
Well we did it my son and I bought a sailboat that we plan to sail to San Diego
. We are looking for all the advice we can get to help us prepare for the trip. Could anyone direct us to books
, or web sites that would be helpful ? No timeline has been set yet.
Get a book called Cruising Guide to Central and Southern California
: Golden Gate to Ensenada, Mexico
, Including the Offshore
Islands by Brian M. Fagan
You can port hop all the way down the coast to San Diego, pulling into a port almost everyday. The longest hardest section will be from Monterey to Point Conception, if you can't pull into Port San Luis and or Morro Bay because of weather
. If you can't make the trip before summer is over, then I would wait until next Spring when the wind and weather will be in your favor. Once you clear Point Conception you'll be in Southern California
, and then everything gets easier. If you get to Monterey call ahead to Morro Bay to see how the weather conditions are there, and if Morro Bay tells you to not come, then stay in Monterey until Morro Bay tells you otherwise...conditions can get real nasty in that section. Fog
can be a problem all along the coast, but if conditions are good you may not get any fog
...but be prepared for fog.