# How far could ships travel 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 fast did ancient ships travel?

Vessels could not reach their maximum speed until they met the waters south of Rhodes. When we combine all the above evidence we find that under favorable wind conditions, ancient vessels averaged between 4 and 6 knots over open water, and 3 to 4 knots while working through islands or along coasts.

## How many days does it take to sail 1000 miles?

1000 nautical miles (distance) divided by 8.5 (theoretical hull speed) = 117.65 hours, or 4.9 days.

## How far can you sail in an hour?

If you cruise at 5 knots, you can cover 5 NM (9.26 Km) in one hour. If you travel at 6 knots, you can cover 6 NM (11.1 Km) in one hour. If you sail at 7.5 knots, you can cover a distance of 7.5 NM (14 km) in one hour.

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## 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 were pirate ships?

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 far could a medieval boat 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 fast could a ship of the line sail?

As far as I have learned, a ship-of-the-line could make about 12 knots, a frigate 14 knots at most (top speed). Averages would be between 5 and 8 knots approx. I also understand that for-and-aft rigged ship could sail faster while beating (close-hauled) than square-rigged ships.

## How far can a tall ship sail in a day?

A fully stocked, seaworthy 30-foot sailing yacht will sail about 100 nautical miles in a day, and she can continue up to 90 days without needing to stop. Given the right wind conditions, a sailing yacht in good shape can sail around the clock at a steady pace of about 5 knots per hour.

## How far could a galley travel?

In a week, a galley could therefore cover as much as 350 km. Although I bet actual weekly distances would be a standard deviation shorter (250 km).

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## How long does it take to travel 3000 miles by boat?

This would be for a fuel use rate of 4 gallons per hour at 10 knots cruising speed. This is at cruising speed, of course. hey can’t be traveling at maximum speed for long periods of time (which would burn through the fuel faster). At 10 knots, the trip (about 3,000 miles) would take 300 hours or 12.5 days.