how long to sail to hawaii from california?

how long to sail to hawaii from california?

4 Responses to how long to sail to hawaii from california?

  1. Well, it depends on what part of Hawaii to what part of California, and what type of boat you’re using. But to answer generically, it took Karen Thorndike 35 days of sailing to get from Hilo, Hawaii to San Diego, California, on a 36-foot yacht.

    Karen provides a log of her experiences in the website below, and notes that:

    Sailing a direct course from Hawaii to California is seldom possible because of the northeasterly winds. The recommended route from Hawaii is to sail due north till the area of steady westerly winds is reached then head for the coast. This route also avoids the calms of the north pacific high which in summer can be as far north as 40 degrees latitude and totally windless. What all this means is that it is a long round-about-way from Hawaii to San Diego.

    It took an 86 foot Schooner named “Astor” 19 days to complete the voyage from Hawaii to Newport Beach in 2006, and a little over 16 days on a Rachel Pugh 68 in 2001 (see the second and third links below, respectively).

    http://www.goals.com/amelia/reports/leg10.htm
    http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/local/communities/costamesa_newport/article_1245705.php
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  2. You really dint say if it is sailing on a Cruise ship or sailing a sail boat.
    By cruise ship average is 4 days, depending where you leave from and head to?
    Some do it in 3.

    http://www.goals.com/amelia/reports/leg10.htm
    http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/local/communities/costamesa_newport/article_1245705.php
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  3. bearstirringfromcave

    Allow four to six weeks but a fast sailer should be able to do it in two. Depends a lot on the type of ship you are piloting. Three to Five days on a powered vessel.

    http://www.goals.com/amelia/reports/leg10.htm
    http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/local/communities/costamesa_newport/article_1245705.php
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