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Old 03-06-2004, 08:39   #1
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WHAT HAPPENED TO SOUTH AMERICA?

As a relatively new member of this board I am surprised to find there are no main heading for cruising in SOUTH AMERICA?

A lot of long distance and around the world cruisers are visiting these waters and deserve factual information on this beautiful area.

Check out the link below for a detailed description of a magnificent cruising area in South East Brazil well worth visiting.

There are many excellent marinas, hundreds of tropical islands and palm clad beaches. The girls are beautiful and friendly. The cost of living is VERY reasonable.

www.noonsite.com/Countries/Brazil

WELCOME TO PARADISE !!
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Sinbad7: we are planning a trip down your way starting in sept from the west coast of the us. It seems that the violense in some of the areas we have to pass might be more than we want to get involved with. We will go through the canal and head your direction feeling our way as to how far we will go. There are several areas of concern to us like the Amazon river area. With the level of violence according to what we hear, it may not be worth it to go that far. Since you live in the area what are the real risks sailing down to your area as you see them.
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Old 03-06-2004, 17:10   #3
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SOUTH AMERICAN HAZARDS

The minute you hoist your sails or cross the road you are in iminent danger, lifeīs like that, but itīs also what makes life worth living. There is considerably less danger at sea than you will be subjected to in any large city ANYWHERE. When you consider the thousands of little ships cruising the world at any time we hear of very few incidents of piracy. The percentage chance can almost be compared to the risk of beeing struck by lightning. BUT, of course the risk IS there and you have to behave always in an alert, street wise (water wise) manner and donīt take foolish chances.

THE SEA AND ITīS ENVIRONMENT MUST BE TREATED WITH GREAT RESPECT ALWAYS!

You are wise to take the route via the Panama canal to perhaps the Grenadines and Trinidad, then down the Venezuela and Brazilian coast.

The Amazonas has an enormous estuary that can create nasty seas in strong wind over current situations. There is an huge volume of fresh water beeing deposited into the Atlantic. Listening carefully to weather forecasts prior to your crossing should give you little trouble. An american friend of mine crossed the Amazonas estuary with his family in a 26 foot sailing boat.

Marinas are more sparce in the North East but plentiful as you are moving a little further South.

For further information please have a look at www.noonsite.com (Brazil)

Any other info I can help you with please feel free to e-mail me.

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Sinbad7: Thanks for the info. We are very cautious when out. We dont stick our nose's in where they don't belong. But we want to see your beautiful country and stay a while. I visit noonsite all the time. a good source of info. Maybe we'll meet up when we get there.
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