Originally Posted by gypseastwo
We are planning to sail from Australia (queensland) to Canada via the pacific around June 2010. Is this a good time of year for this trip.
Oz -> Fiji -> Hawaii, is upwind nearly all the way. I hope your boat points high and you carry lots of fuel. That said, June sounds like a good time since it allows lots of time for weather windows to open up.
Last year we met some friends in Vanuatu, they were going from Lord Howe->Vanuatu->Fiji->Hawaii, they left Oz start of October, that was real late in the season and they got battered on the Fiji to Hawaii leg. In fact we didn't hear from them for three months, turned out they got hit by a storm, they lost their solar, their wind generator, was low on water and their motor had packed it in. They took shelter on a small isle for a month before making it in to Hawaii.