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.
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.