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Old 06-06-2008, 02:46   #1
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pirate Aloha from Oahu

New to sailing. I'm looking to go from oahu to california. My father was a merchant marine, not a sailor...I know, there's a huge difference. But I love the water, and I really feel the need to be on a boat right now. So if anyone's in the Oahu area, make contact. I would love to learn & help out where I can.

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Old 06-06-2008, 05:15   #2
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Welcome aboard. Hawaii to California is the largest chunk of ocean with no land on the planet. I would set that as a long term rather than near term goal.

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Aloha Jessy,
Welcome aboard! You didn't mention sailing experience so we don't know if you have any. Its ok there are lots of ways to learn. If you are in the military then the best way is to sign up for classes via MWR. Hawaii to California is best done in a big loop heading straight North for awhile then curving toward Oregon and looping back down to California. When you talk with other cruisers there on Oahu they can explain the North Pacific High pressure area and why its best to sail that direction.
Good luck in your pursuits.
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Hello

You're right. No real sailing experience. Not in the military. Born and raised here on Oahu. Many boats, just never a sail boat. Thank you for the warm welcoming you guys.
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