yes, ann, excactly.
sailing pacific in summer is a biiiiig unknown, as storms form weekly and as needed.
is a very active named storm basin.
some years more so than others. this year was intensity, and number. we almost had winnie, but ther pooh didnt show up, thank goodness. and so we only had 21 named storms this summer.
usually we only have 19 or so. locally sailing is done between named wonders, but long distance stuff is usually planned for fall to spring months when no named storms form in epac.
of course there are those of us who dont concern selves with time of year and seasons for sailing.......
plan well and know what you need to look for in changing weather
situations so you can figger out early your battle plan and prepare..
and then there is rimas, who has gotten to not too far from pago pago and cannot manage to enter harbor...