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Old 19-10-2012, 17:04   #1
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Cape Verde Islands

I have contradictory information about the Cape Verde Islands. I am planning a transit from Tenerife, Canary Islands to Martinique Some information suggests that I should pass very close to the Cape Verde's, other information says it is a long detour that may include a great deal of motoring. Before I answer the question do I want to go there on the way across the Atlantic I would like to get a sense of how much time it is likely to add to the transit. I know that there are many people who have enjoyed the islands and would most likely say don't miss them." I am trying to determine how much extra time I have to invest in order to visit. Once I know that I can have a better idea if I want to make the detour.
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Re: Cape Verde Islands

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I have contradictory information about the Cape Verde Islands. I am planning a transit from Tenerife, Canary Islands to Martinique Some information suggests that I should pass very close to the Cape Verde's, other information says it is a long detour that may include a great deal of motoring. Before I answer the question do I want to go there on the way across the Atlantic I would like to get a sense of how much time it is likely to add to the transit. I know that there are many people who have enjoyed the islands and would most likely say don't miss them." I am trying to determine how much extra time I have to invest in order to visit. Once I know that I can have a better idea if I want to make the detour.
if you are doing a delivery,go direct,if you are cruising 2-3 weeks spent visiting the islands is why we go sailing!
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Re: Cape Verde Islands

It depends on your weather forecasts. Many times there are light winds on the direct route, and the optimum route goes quite near the islands.
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