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Old 22-01-2016, 15:39   #1
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Whats with the lack of info on Pacific Sailing?

Hello all,

Just curious, why does it feel like there is a real lack of information on Pacific Sailing here? I see lots of activety and posts, but mostly relates to areas outside the pacific. Id like to hear more about sailing on the west coast, specifically california. Is it because its not as popular on west coast due to the currents/winds generally more harsher seas?etc?

Does anyone know any good resources for pacific sailing info? Id love to read about experiences, different destinations etc.

Thanks in advance, and safe sailing for everyone thats out doing it!
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Old 22-01-2016, 15:47   #2
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Re: Whats with the lack of info on Pacific Sailing?

Lots of us have posted our experiences.

This time of year, and especially with our weather this winter (RAIN!!! yeah!!!) you just don't want to be out there. The SF bar is running 15 feet at 15 seconds. Yikes!!!

If you use the custom google search feature on this forum, and type in Monterey, Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay, Morro Bay, Drakes Bay, Bodega or any other coastal destination, you could read for weeks.

Happy hunting.
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Old 22-01-2016, 16:04   #3
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Lots of us have posted our experiences.

This time of year, and especially with our weather this winter (RAIN!!! yeah!!!) you just don't want to be out there. The SF bar is running 15 feet at 15 seconds. Yikes!!!

If you use the custom google search feature on this forum, and type in Monterey, Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay, Morro Bay, Drakes Bay, Bodega or any other coastal destination, you could read for weeks.

Happy hunting.
Thanks STU, belay my last, turns out it was user error i did exactly that and found 11+ pages worth of threads.
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Old 22-01-2016, 16:04   #4
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Re: Whats with the lack of info on Pacific Sailing?

By "Pacific" are you parochially talking about that little bit of it which borders the US West Coast or are you talking about that bl**dy big ocean which stretches all the way from the Americas to Australasia and Asia?

Lots of discussions here about all parts of The Pacific.
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Old 22-01-2016, 16:10   #5
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By "Pacific" are you parochially talking about that little bit of it which borders the US West Coast or are you talking about that bl**dy big ocean which stretches all the way from the Americas to Australasia and Asia?

Lots of discussions here about all parts of The Pacific.
The entire bloody big ocean, but id be really interested in starting with reading about the small bit touching california since thats the closest to me.
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Old 22-01-2016, 16:31   #6
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The entire bloody big ocean, but id be really interested in starting with reading about the small bit touching california since thats the closest to me.
HINT: read Kimball Livingston's great book, Sailing The Bay. Covers inside & outside!
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Re: Whats with the lack of info on Pacific Sailing?

Lol you say the Pacific then you start talking about California


One is 6,500nms wide
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Re: Whats with the lack of info on Pacific Sailing?

pacific is easy .. 1-2 meter swells 17- 21 sec apart. no problem.
and then the wind blows.
check out the geography of the west coat, you will see the areas of protection as the coast stretches.
conditions change as you change areas
try not to be out when the wind blows unless you REALLY wanna sail.
but the seas grow, also, so it can get fun, fast.
lotta fetch.
there is a lot written. each area has writings about it.
there is either too much air or too little. never what ye want.
oh yeah the 1-3 kt southerly drift is impressive,and can make a difference, depending on your goals.

baja haha is a good example of pacific sailing, organized. so cal tata, as well, both written in lat 38
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Old 23-01-2016, 00:27   #9
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Lol you say the Pacific then you start talking about California





One is 6,500nms wide

Yes it is s rather large ocean, and I'm interested in reading just about anything I can in regards to sailing the pacific. I mentioned California because that is where I currently live, and where I hope to learn my sailing.... Thank you to everyone that replied. Now that I know the Google search tool deal is there I've found quite a bit to read here in the forums alone. Before I was looking in destinations under pacific and didn't see much, user error!


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Old 23-01-2016, 09:18   #10
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Re: Whats with the lack of info on Pacific Sailing?

The Pacific Northwest (Oregon & Washington) and San Juan Islands are a hugely popular cruising and fishing grounds in SUMMER. Lots of bigger boats cruise up to Alaska and Glacier Bay in summer.
San Francisco Bay has lots of sailing and racing year round. Think of the last America's Cup. SFBay is a good spot to jump off to Hawaii, then onward to the South Pacific.
Adjacent to SF is the California - Sacramento River Delta which has 1,100 miles of sheltered coastlines in salt and fresh water, great for fishing, SUPing, leisure cruising (I just wrote about the Delta for BoatUS Magazine, should be out next month).
Then in Southern California it's the Channel Islands, Los Angeles (several coastal cities all with marinas and local sailing).
Then San Diego Bay and Mission Bay (largest municipal park in US) have about 10 yacht clubs and 30 marinas.
In Winter, lots of West Coast boaters head down to Mexico for world-class bill fishing and tropical cruising - turquoise bays, swaying coconut palms, cold cervezas in the beach palapa. Lots of nice marinas and yacht clubs down there too.
South of Mexico is Central America, and lots of boats cruise down to the Panama Canal to transit over into the Western Caribbean, then back up to the US East Coast. Hope this helps.
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Re: Whats with the lack of info on Pacific Sailing?

You should pick up a copy of Charlie's Charts of the US Pacific Coast. Great information for cruising or dreaming. http://www.charliescharts.com/charli...fic-coast.html


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Re: Whats with the lack of info on Pacific Sailing?

Yes, Charlie's Charts is a great guidebook to the US West Coast, also one on Hawaii, also one on Costa Rica. Get 'em all.
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Re: Whats with the lack of info on Pacific Sailing?

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Lots of us have posted our experiences.

This time of year, and especially with our weather this winter (RAIN!!! yeah!!!) you just don't want to be out there. The SF bar is running 15 feet at 15 seconds. Yikes!!!

If you use the custom google search feature on this forum, and type in Monterey, Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay, Morro Bay, Drakes Bay, Bodega or any other coastal destination, you could read for weeks.

Happy hunting.
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Re: Whats with the lack of info on Pacific Sailing?

Brian Fagan's book is a little old but probably still one of the best for San Francisco to Mexico.
https://books.google.com/books/about...d=lERap1r3pC0C
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Old 23-01-2016, 12:10   #15
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Re: Whats with the lack of info on Pacific Sailing?

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).
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