How many miles sailed in one day ?

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  1. James W.

    James W. Member

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    Hi All,

    Just wondering how many miles people have sailed in one direction- in one day- and made it back to the launch site (whether stopping to rest or not) ?

    ....or anything else (cool stories) related to lengthy distances and/or times (long cruises, etc.).

    Thanks
    James
     
  2. boat

    boat Member

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    Personal best = 336 miles - never again...
     
  3. jerryRiggin

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    My sis just got her sunfish- first sailboat ever. She's been out on it 4 times and this weekend she took it out for a 10 mile one way trip to a deserted island, camped for the weekend and sailed it back. Lost the rudder hitting a sandbar, had to get towed back after walking miles through marshes...whew...glad i wasn't there.
    She's up in NC so it was also getting chilly (50s) so it sounded like one of those "cutting your teeth" kind of trips.
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  4. GeoffS

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    This doesn't really count, but I sailed 95 miles last Friday around a ca. 0.45 mile course (about 250 laps...).
    Average moving speed was 25 mph; my GPS said the max speed was over 40.

    I was a hurt'in unit at the end of the day...

    Interactive track: Atlantic City, NJ (3) 2 Laps
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  5. Wavedancer

    Wavedancer Upside down? Staff Member

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    Were you racing or just 'having fun'?
     
  6. boat

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    Not racing a storm not people...
     
  7. GeoffS

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    No organized racing, but a number of us were keeping very close tabs on relative speeds/positions of our close competitors, so I'd say some of us were de-facto racing...
    Passing the clumps of slower "cruisers" was a great test of boat (kart?) handling, especially on the narrow taxiway leg.
     
  8. julius caeser

    julius caeser New Member

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    500 miles in a day-never again.
     
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  9. GeoffS

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    Whoa! What kind of boat?
     
  10. boat

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    WOW! That is almost 21 mph. What were you sailing and what was the LWL? That is a very hard day.:eek:
     
  11. Pauliemac

    Pauliemac New Member

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    About 50 miles - from Port Everglades to Bimini - they were nice miles though...
     
  12. mattyz01

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    My average on my 34 is 5 knots/hr and 0.5 gal/hr fuel. Fifty miles is a good day for me.
     
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