Typically the winds for sailing are best in the spring or fall (10-20 kts) and lighter in the Summer (5-15 kts). However we have had great sailing at all times of the year. The San Juans are also heavily affected by strong tidal currents which help to make this such a diverse area for marine life. If we are bucking a current we often have to use our engine to make headway. A typical week is a combination of sailing when we have wind and motoring the remaining time–we will always do as much sailing as possible given the prevailing conditions.