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Old 22-02-2011, 17:22   #16
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Re: When Is a Good Time . . .

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Wot he just said... also the reason I can never understand the reasoning for the Carib/Bermuda/Azores route taken by so many.... and why they seem surprised when they get hit..
The Carib / Bermuda / Azores can be taken because of crews willing to cut a longer trip into legs / because of tourist interest or else when much motoring is planned - so re-fueling is necessary (in some boats).

But we sailed Carib to Azores direct and probably could have continued to the continent without touching at the Azores. We only used 2 gallons of diesel ... very small and 'heavy' boat. A sailing friend did the same trip in another year (again - a small boat). Apparently, the Bermuda stopover or even the Azores stop are something one does because they want to, not have too.

I might err here, because I have only sailed this stretch once so far. We will see how it works next time around.

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Old 22-02-2011, 17:30   #17
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Barnie.... I only go St Martin - Azores - Europe....
1st crossing was non stop to UK coz I was enjoying it so much (47days)...
second time I stopped because friends told me how great Horta was... been stopping at 'Peters' ever since....
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Re: When Is a Good Time . . .

Gord, just had to do a double take on your post, looks like you might have the wrong month there.
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Re: When Is a Good Time . . .

I was thinking the same about Gord's post, suppose it might have been reversed...leave april but what do I know .
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