A white circle appeared off starboard bow, resembling a ship's running light. Distance at sea from a sailboat at night is imperceptible, so fearing collision with a larger ship, I came off the wind to slow speed. The orb, not as large as the moon, would appear and shot dead across the dimly lit horizon, toward the starboard quarter in a split second. There was no trajectory nor trail of flames like a rocket. It simply passed at an incredible speed. No one to whom I've spoken had any explanation for this observation.
At the time, my family, two crew members & I were enroute to Hawaii from Newport Beach, CA. It was my shift at the helm, so I was the only person top side.
Would really like to know what type of sighting I witnessed. No sound was emitted from the bright, white object.