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Port San Luis

Discussion in 'Destinations' started by Kings Gambit, Apr 1, 2019. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Gunni

    Gunni

    Joined Mar 16, 2010
    5,925 posts, 1,480 likes
    Beneteau 411 Oceanis
    US Annapolis


  2. Kings Gambit

    Kings Gambit

    Joined Jul 27, 2011
    3,045 posts, 702 likes
    Bavaria 38E
    US Alamitos Bay
    That is a good read! We had similar winds here in So Cal and Central Cal just this past week— > 45 kt. Not ones we’d generally venture out in!
     


  3. Johnb

    Johnb

    Joined Jan 22, 2008
    1,082 posts, 99 likes
    Hunter 37-cutter
    US Richmond CA
    I am wondering in very general terms what the extent of the area is.
     

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  4. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    8,754 posts, 3,750 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    This is the area in question that has history of being a challenge to navigation.
     

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  5. jeepbluetj

    jeepbluetj

    Joined Jan 18, 2016
    480 posts, 148 likes
    Catalina 30
    US Dana Point
    Yup. "Challange" is the right term. From a nice peaceful sail around the islands to holycrap weather in an instant.

    As the United States Coast Pilot publication of 2012 notes:

    Point Conception has been called the Cape Horn of the Pacific because of the heavy NW gales encountered off it during the passage through Santa Barbara Channel. A marked change of climatic and meteorological conditions is experienced off the point, the transition often being remarkably sudden and well defined.

    Hence why my tale of it being flat, glassy, and windless is a very boring story.

    Also why KG's plan of motoring around in the early AM is the right one - local knowledge (what little I know) says to do that, not try to sail after the winds pick up towards the afternoon. Going N in Calif is almost always simultaneously upwind and up current.
     


  6. Kings Gambit

    Kings Gambit

    Joined Jul 27, 2011
    3,045 posts, 702 likes
    Bavaria 38E
    US Alamitos Bay
    The weather in Port San Luis today was mild. Sunny, a light westerly breeze, low seas, and a lot of beach-goers turning lobster red! Evidently, today was the first day in a month and a half that did not see cold, high winds w/clouds and/or rain, etc. We’re all looking forward to a great spring and summer.
     


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  7. Johnb

    Johnb

    Joined Jan 22, 2008
    1,082 posts, 99 likes
    Hunter 37-cutter
    US Richmond CA
    Are you there already?
     


  8. Kings Gambit

    Kings Gambit

    Joined Jul 27, 2011
    3,045 posts, 702 likes
    Bavaria 38E
    US Alamitos Bay
    Merely “recon” over the weekend:biggrin:.
     


    Last edited: Apr 14, 2019


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