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Posted November 30th, 2012 - 8:06 am by from Vienna, Austria (Permalink)
Hi sailors! i am a 25 year old woman travelling the world by bicycle and sailboat. Looking for an opportunity to sail across the pacific in Jan./March 2013! I cycled across Europe, sailed across the Atlantic, cycled across the usa and now want to sail the pacific and cycle across Asia back home ; ) I ll be soon cycling down the coast from Vancouver BC to Los Angeles CA by November 19th. Could meet up anywhere along the coast, or latest in Mexico in the beginning of March.I have donne about 5 passages as crew on sailboats. can help on board with watches, cooking, guitar playing ; ) and anything else needed on board.Looking forward to go sailing! mail me!

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Posted December 2nd, 2012 - 5:37 pm by from Bellingham, United States (Permalink)
We have sailed 40,000 miles around the world. Basically, you shouldn't look for a boat until southern california. It's hurricane season now in the south pacific until 1 april and nobody will cross until March from western Mexico. Some boats will go to the galapagos first in February/March.
They usually leave from Panama.

I would be happy to talk with you about finding boats.
If you are still in Vancouver, send me a message when you cross the border. I am 30 miles south of it. welcome to couch or coffee.


Posted December 4th, 2012 - 4:41 am by from Vienna, Austria (Permalink)
Hey! thank you věry much for your invitation! i d love to meet you and talk over a cup of coffee. only i am not sure yet if i ll come down this way. i am planning on seeing the island and then i might just get by ferry to washington.
thank for your advise - i want to sail with my friend to mexico in february and then i will look for a boot from there!

Posted December 4th, 2012 - 3:32 pm by from Wahlstedt, Germany (Permalink)
I was wondering whether there are any good places in Southamerica (Colombia or Ecuador) to hitch a ride across the Pacific?
Im an experienced sailor, skipper myself and like Barbara hiyched a ride across the atlantic already and wonna go on through asia...
Thanks, Hannes

Posted December 4th, 2012 - 5:21 pm by from Bellingham, United States (Permalink)
If you're in Colombia, you could check Cartagena this time of year. Folks might be having work done at the boatyards and would at least be good sources of information and contacts.

A lot of cruisers will be in the San Blas islands near there, too, for January.

Balboa (Panama City) is the best opportunity in Pacific South America. There are always boats going both directions because of no hurricanes. The ones that are headed west won't leave before February if going to the Galápagos, or March to the Gambiers or Marquesas.

Colon, a bit less so, but it's not a safe place to wait.

In Ecuador, the place would be the Galápagos, but I think they require some kind of tourist boat reservation if you arrive by plane. Anyway, Puerto Ayora and Puerto Moreno are the main places. I have seen lots of boats there as late as May. They are nearly all en route to French Polynesia, same destinations as from Balboa.

The only other port I know of where you might look is Callao in Peru. I have never been and am not sure who is there when.

Otherwise, there's Chile, but boats holed up in fjords are harder to find.

good luck and fair winds