Originally Posted by dpons
Am I reading this chart wrong or is this a possible way south?
Thanks for any comments
You may like to check this source too:
The North Brazil Current
Pretty sketchy too, no?
and then there are the Pilot Charts
There may be eddies. Depending on time of year and on particular season. However, the fluky (if existing) eddies are NOTHING compared with the NBC and Guyana currents AND the wind.
I have sailed this stretch downwind and it was a highway. Going upstream on a highway is ...
Some boats coast as there seems to be less current on the shallow and at times the currents do run SE in the narrow coastwise belt. But I would personally not coast there - to many small unlit boats, deadheads, etc..