Lee Hyder of Copley, OH asks:

What were the roughest seas that you encountered and how long did they last?

Jim Leishman responds:

So far on this second leg - from Singapore to the Mediterranean - we have had very nice conditions with winds generally below 20 knots and the seas less than 6 feet. On the Pacific leg, much rougher conditions were encountered with winds up to 50 knots and seas as high as 20 feet. The duration of the rough conditions depends on if it is caused by a depression or if it's just strong trade winds. The latter can last for many days and generally a depression will pass within a couple of days.


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