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Old 19-08-2013, 16:09   #1
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Trade Winds Sailing

I have been researching trade wind sailing for a minute with different conclusions from different people. I have yet to find a seasonal sailing map.

Basically a global map, showing the "safest" times to stay in certain areas.

For example. The carribeans from november-april...etc... to help follow the seasons around.

It would be simliair to the two pictures below combined, with seperation of major weather areas by seasons.


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Old 19-08-2013, 16:48   #2
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Re: Trade Winds Sailing

The info you seek has been available in the Pilot Charts for many decades.

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Re: Trade Winds Sailing

Also, if you have insurance, they will have something to say about it.

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Re: Trade Winds Sailing

Asoo, Pilot charts; that definately points me in a better directions. I have heard rumors of insurance companies, and that's basically the information I would be looking for, in which areas of the world would an insurance company drop me during which season. I'm sure this information is detailed. Not that I'm worried about insurance just want to follow the good weather is all, on the above map.
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Re: Trade Winds Sailing

Here they all are
and freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

http://www.offshoreblue.com/navigation/pilot-charts.php
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Weather and Passage Planning

Something to this extent will do fine. I believe.
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Here they all are
and freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

http://www.offshoreblue.com/navigation/pilot-charts.php
Ah, thanks downloading them all for reference.
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Check out Jimmy Cornells pilot book for tradewinds sailing... all the waypoints and info you'll need...
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Check out Jimmy Cornells pilot book for tradewinds sailing... all the waypoints and info you'll need...
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The info you seek has been available in the Pilot Charts for many decades.

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Um, more like several centuries? The info only became more easily accessible to the great unwashed (ie cruisers haha) as people took to sea in smaller leisure boats.

Google WORLDARC for their 15 month circumnav - that hits the right places at the right times, altho you can rip from CT to the carib and do it in about a year, as I did. You could do it in less than a year setting off later (say March) from the carib to Panama. Or much, much, much longer.
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