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The Horizon from Vol 2, Iss 5: Are we really going to do this?
We’re gonna go for it. We’re gonna try to cross the Pacific Ocean this winter. Lots can happen between now and then (and during the actual crossing), but for now, here’s the plan:
We’ll look for a weather window between mid-February and early April to sail from La Paz, B.C.S., Mexico to Hiva Oa, Marquesas, French Polynesia.
We’ll sail the 2,700 nautical mile trans-equatorial route on our 34 ft Pacific Seacraft.
Given our 100-mile-a-day average and the windless doldrums mid-way, we expect the passage to take 30 days of non-stop sailing.
We also expect this to be the hardest thing we’ve ever done. As a double-handed crew with one of us always needing to be on watch, it will be quite the challenge of endurance and sailing strategy.
We have it on good authority, though, that when it comes to the magnificent cruising grounds of French Polynesia, the view is worth the climb.
French Polynesia will give us 90 days to explore the islands. After that, well, we’ll balance conventional wisdom with weather conditions and our personal circumstances to make the next decision.
Internet is famously unreliable on the high seas**, but I’ve formulated a plan to bring you along with us on the passage with update emails every 5-ish days. If you or someone you know wants to join in the adventure, subscribe at www.CoCaptainsLog.com before January 21.
Thanks for being on the adventure with us!
Fair winds and following seas in 2023,
**Our goal is to use satellite internet to update readers every 5-ish days, but we cannot guarantee anything as satellite communication is never under our control.