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Old 27-01-2009, 11:14   #1
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Miami to Panama Delivery Route

Hi,

A crew of two are looking for advice for the fastest way to get to Panama. We are departing in our 34' sailboat early April and will be flying back in early may.

Going via the Old Bahama Channel one has to deal with a .3 kt counter current and the wind pilot suggest we would be close-hauled all the way to the Windward Passage. Once there it looks like the wind will be on our beam, or even aft. I also imagine a lot of commercial traffic on that route.

Going through the Bahamas is appealing because one can anchor, but it will take longer. I'd love to take a couple of months to get to Inagua Island, but don't have the time. If one had favorable weather and used most of the daylight hours, how long would it take to get to Inagua, anchoring each night?
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