Originally Posted by boatman61
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
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.