I am planning to sail from Belgium to the Caribbean
, sail a season there and then back again to Europe
next year. The boat will be more then ready and well equiped, and I have some coastal sailing experience, but no offshore
passages under my belt. I've learned from research
that the hard bit is going to be the Biscay crossing, and that it should be smooth sailing to the Caribbean
from there during the right season.
Now, one of the guys at the marina asked why I wouldn't just sail along the coastline of the bay of Biscay to La Coruna rather then crossing the bay. Obviously this would take longer, but that's not really an issue. I'm just worried about the lee-shore and the horrible reputation that rocky coastline has for sinking ships...
What's your take on this? Is it worth considering? Or is crossing the bay just as easy sailing as the rest of the trip with the right weather