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22/04/2010 08:43:56

Hugh Hendry<br>United Arab Emirates
Hugh Hendry
United Arab Emirates

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Hi, I am buying a Ketch in San Pedro later this year, once I have outfitted for proper blue water I intend to sail her across the Pacific to Japan/Asia. My yacht is a 48 foot ketch and I was wondering if anyone has done this before that can guide me on a passage plan/experience etc. I am looking at finishing the outfit by year end, and starting my voyage around March/April 2011. Any help/suggstions etc will be warmly accepted.
26/04/2010 14:03:23

Sue Richards<br>United Kingdom
Sue Richards
United Kingdom

Posts: 46
Hi Hugh, I've just had a quick look at Jimmy Cornell's World Cruising Routes (which is a great source of planning/weather info. for this route) as I can't find a route of this nature on noonsite, and the advised route to Japan from California, is via Hawaii (and Micronesia if wished). Best time to depart California is April/May, so your planned departure date sounds right. If you departed early April, you could aim to get to Japan (if you pressed on) for late April/early May, which is the start of the cruising season there. There's so much info. in the book, with pros and cons for different times of the year, I recommend you get it. For info. on Japan cruising see which has lots of very useful info, plus, and please do send any information you collect to us here at noonsite as we rarely receive updates from that part of the world. Fair winds.

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