Trouble with groups is boats have different speeds, not to mention routes.
We're not running from pirates here.
Many like to hug the coast, but there are fishing
fleets, and rougher water
close in , by close in , 200 miles is close in. When the weather
goes bad, "shelter/bars" can be more dangerous than the sea.
From the Straights, I like to reach out 600 miles ,then, reach 600 miles back to SF. After 200 out, very little traffic or bad weather
.Catch up on sleep while offshore
, and be alert for "re-entry".
is your friend, definatley.