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Old 30-12-2014, 09:19   #1
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South from Duke Island to California Coast

What time of year would it be possible to sail from Duke Island in Alaska, with auto pilot set to due South, and sail, jib only, to a point off San Francisco? This is an odd question but it has to do with a wager that it could be done without anybody touching the rigging or wheel in 12 days or less if the weather was cooperative.
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Re: South from Duke Island to California Coast

Never! With a heading of due south and no one touching the helm you'd run aground in the Haida Gwaii (and they really don't like boats littering the shoreline there).

But, if you set the course to just clear the Haida Gwaii (somewhere around 170, but don't have the plotter up), and used an auto-pilot tied to the GPS to eliminate cross-track error, then it could be done pretty much all summer and into the fall. Winter and spring you run a much greater chance of running into a southerly. Have a look at the pilot charts, you'll see it pretty clearly.
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