Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-09-2009, 19:50   #16
Senior Cruiser
osirissail's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: A real life Zombie from FL
Boat: Gulfstar 53 - Osiris
Posts: 5,416
Images: 2
- - Technically you may not be crossing a region of water that is named the Mona Passage - but you are crossing the larger region that has the same attributes as the Mona. Given that the trades are east (a little north or a little south depending upon the season) you will be punching to a mixture of south flowing water from the Mona and west flowing water from underneath Puerto Rico. If you go further south you will be solidly in the westerly winds of the trades (15-20 kts) and the normal waves 5-8 feet by mid-day. All of this right on your bow.
- - The further south you are the less effect the North American weather fronts will have depressing the normal trades and giving you low winds and waves.
- - It is about 1280 (+/-)nm from Bocas to Boqueron, P.R. if you go north to Jamaica then the D.R. and then to Boqueron. If you go from Bocas to Aruba/Curacao straight east then north to P.R. it is about 1140 nm. So there is not that much difference except the northern route is down current / beam reach first then slog east while the southern route is slog east first then beam reach to P.R.

osirissail is offline   Reply With Quote

Dominican Republic

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Living in and Sailing from the Dominican Republic fullafrisky Atlantic & the Caribbean 20 09-07-2015 05:23
Hi from Dominican Republic d0ug Meets & Greets 21 25-11-2009 07:18
Dominican Republic lisaandersson Atlantic & the Caribbean 19 18-11-2009 17:49
Dominican Republic as a Charter Base Antharian Boat Ownership & Making a Living 14 02-10-2009 17:53
Bahamian Dollar to Dominican Republic phorvati Atlantic & the Caribbean 4 20-04-2007 13:57

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 17:17.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.