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Old 23-01-2016, 14:34   #16
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Re: Whats with the lack of info on Pacific Sailing?

We're trying to keep it a secret.
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Old 23-01-2016, 17:18   #17
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Re: Whats with the lack of info on Pacific Sailing?

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Get a copy of Latitude 38 and it has tons of info on folks doing the Pacific. Lots of classified ads for crews, skippers, parts, etc. For ports, join SSCA. Its got tons of writeups on harbors and contacts around the world.
Go here for the Latitude 38 on-line version. They also have back issues for downloading: Latitude 38 - The West's Premier Sailing & Marine Magazine.

And take a look at the Pacific Cup website. There's lots of info about how to sail in the Pacific, at least between the mainland and Hawaii (and back): https://pacificcup.org/kb
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Old 23-01-2016, 20:22   #18
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Re: Whats with the lack of info on Pacific Sailing?

Where in California are you and your boat?????

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Old 23-01-2016, 20:51   #19
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Re: Whats with the lack of info on Pacific Sailing?

Just so u know...u can get Latitude 38 delivered to your door or go on line and read it.

Recommend you go to their crew wanted adds. You can also go to local yacht clubs and go to their scheduled meetings. Introduce yourself to their members and get hooked up with a skipper. Many places have sailing clubs and beer can racing during a weeknight. Great place to learn skills and fall in love with wind\sail magic. Many local colleges in Southern California and San Fran have introductory classes in sailing. There are plenty of beautiful places on this planet to go to that help you get your certifications for charters. Man, the list is endless. Can't remember the quote exactly... But he said something like "there is nothing more satisfying than knocking around in boats." CF members help me get that quote correct.
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Re: Whats with the lack of info on Pacific Sailing?

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Might be a bit more specific in what you are looking for. Get a copy of Latitude 38 and it has tons of info on folks doing the Pacific. Lots of classified ads for crews, skippers, parts, etc. For ports, join SSCA. Its got tons of writeups on harbors and contacts around the world. Even old fashion maps. There must be tons of books written about sailing the Big Ocean.
Most folks sail from CA to somewhere else. Not so much sailing along the CA coast since its mostly cliffs and mean currents. Mostly bay and harbor sailing stuff(yes i know that will probably produce protests).
Yes! I protest! Actually, not sure where you are but just come down, turn the corner at Point Conception, anchor at Cojo and start living the good life cruising the whole Channel and its islands. But for God's sake don't tell anyone about it, we've been trying to keep it a secret!
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Can't remember the quote exactly... But he said something like "there is nothing more satisfying than knocking around in boats." CF members help me get that quote correct.

'Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. ..."

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Welcome to great sailing along the Pacific Coast. If you can find one there is a publication called Latitude 38 that is free and comes out at the first of every month. Its all over the place up here in the SF Bay area. It is a treasure trove of everything sailing on the West Coast and very current. Covers cruising and racing up and down the coast. I don't know if it gets distributed down your way.
Look it up online. There's a version called 'Lectronic Latitude that has short updated articles every day or so and there is an online magazine as well. Have fun reading.
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