# How many nautical miles can you sail in a day?

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## How long does it take to sail 50 nautical miles?

The average mid-sized sailboat (32′ – 48′) cruises at roughly 6 knots. If you sail for 24 hours, you cover on average 144 knots, but if you sail for 8 hours, you cover roughly 50 NM.

## How long does it take to travel 3000 nautical miles?

At 10 knots, the trip (about 3,000 miles) would take 300 hours or 12.5 days. Sailing yachts travel the Atlantic every year since the only fuel they need is for generators that power onboard appliances. Though, some fuel may be used to power the boat when the weather isn’t cooperating.

## How many miles does a ship travel in a day?

With an average distance of approximately 3,000 miles, this equates to a range of about 100 to 140 miles per day, or an average speed over the ground of about 4 to 6 knots.

## How fast can a 30 ft sailboat go?

Here are the maximum hull speeds for different monohull lengths:

length meters knots
65 ft 20 m 10.8
80 ft 24 m 12
100 ft 30 m 13.4
144 ft 44 m 16

## How fast is 7 knots on the water?

Knots to Miles per hour table

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Knots Miles per hour
4 knots 4.60 mph
5 knots 5.75 mph
6 knots 6.90 mph
7 knots 8.06 mph

## How far would a medieval ship travel in a day?

Anything between 50-100 miles a day is reasonable enough. You might go to 120 miles/day or so for a good ship in good conditions – that’s an average 5 mph in the intended direction, which is about the highest plausible number pre-Age of Sail. A slow ship might make 30 miles/day.

## How long does it take to sail 100 nautical miles?

On average, sailboats can sail up to 100 NM (115 miles or 185 km) in one day when they run downwind. If the engine is used at all, this distance can increase to 130 NM on longer passages.