Originally Posted by janaluma
Hi, I intend to deliver a catamaran
40' from cape town to cape verde Island leaving cape town on March 2014. I intend to go first to st. helena and then to cape verde. looking for tips from anybody who did it. thanks a lot, Yaniv
i have done it in a 35ft cape vickers motorsailor leaving ct in april.
first part to south of the equaror,stopping at st.helena easy downwind sail in the se trades.
then the fun starts!,you will need to motor
sail at about 45 degrees to the prevailing ene wind
which will get progressively stronger as you go north.
ave wind speed 15-25 knots.
coming up to mindanao the wind can be very strong between the islands,35-45 knots.
we then carried on to madeira
in similar conditions,then gib.
be prepared if the conditions are too strong to miss the cape verdes and head
for the azores
if heading to europe
if you sail well in light winds,and carry a reasonable amount of fuel
i would reccomend missing st helena and heading direct for guinnea bissau,untill a coarse can be laid for the cape verdes.