Voyages: San Diego to Honolulu
Grofcsik sailed Royono from San Diego to Honolulu single
handed. (Royono #
In July of 1995, I sailed Royono from San Diego to Honolulu
single handed. The passage took 18 days and was delightful.
I'd do it again tomorrow. I had fair winds and following seas
virtually all the way. The greatest thrill was sighting the
Halawa Head on Molokai at dawn on the eighteenth day and
roaring past Molokai with a 30 knot trade wind behind me. The
seas in the channel between Molokai and Oahu were running
about 18 feet as I crossed in the afternoon. I tied up in the
Keehi Lagoon at about 5 PM, although I had it in my mind to
continue on to Kauai before stopping.
The passage was an experience I will never forget and I was
so proud of the boat that I cried while I was motoring up the
I wouldn't trade my Catalina 34, Royono (means Happy Home
on the Water) for anything.
Last modified by Phil Imhof, Monday, August 09, 2004
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