Originally Posted by kevinm
Just purchased a 42' catamaran
and would like to relocate it to Trinidad. Can this trip be confortably done in 6-7 days weather permitting?
Which model 42' did you buy?
The switch.fr skippers single
hand to the Grenadines regularly. They will do this on an overnight passage
, although they often stop in Soufriere in St. Lucia for the night. There's no reason whatsover you can't make it to Trinidad in the time you have got, once the crew are up to it. keep an eye on stormcarib.com just in case something pops up. When are you thinking of doing the trip?
The most important items to consider along the way are (i) the weather forecast
, and (ii) what you are going to do if things get messy. Chances are on the 42' going downwind you will average 8 knots no bother. That could get you home and dry in 30 hours or so.
French weather forecasting is generally superb. They should be able to give you a good window in which to make the trip.
Fair winds and fair sailing.
P.S. If you don't know the area too well, then you should have Chris Doyle's Sailor's Guide to the Windward Islands
with you - you should have it anyway, it is excellent. If you want advice on where to hold up en route
should you need to, ask away and I'll suggest as far as Grenada