I want to sail to Hawaii. I'm trying to figure out how to get a ride in the Pacific Cup next summer, exploring a few avenues to get a crew spot. It's been bugging me for a while and then my Dad sent me this:
It's the track that Zorra took back in 92. I was only on the first three stops. To this day, this voyage is my second best sailing experience (right behind the thrill I get every time Camille wants to sail with me). It might have made the top if I had been on the bottom half of that circle, the westward part. You know, the one where it gets warmer every day and you're sailing downwind on your way to the Caribbean.
Going to Hawaii will be like that, downwind toward a tropical island. It will be different in a race; I would assume there's more emphasis on sail trim. But I'm used to moving between leisurely daysail-pace and race-pace. It's different and more fun in many ways.
I'm going to get that ride. And maybe in a few years get an offshore capable boat and do it on my own boat. And make my own map.