Im pretty new to the forum and will in time have found my feet so to speak.
Im based in Cape Town
and I have made a mental plan to get myself sailing. Im recovering from a torn bicep and shoulder operation, and as soon as the surgeon gives me the all clear to start rehab. I will be signing up and starting to do a bunch of sailing courses to get myself proficient and up to speed at sea.
I work as a comedian/actor/writer so I have sort of decided that I am able to make money
whilst sailing. Sort of. But I need to get a few questions answered that perhaps you can assist me with.
will dictate in good time what kind of boat I will end up with. It could be a fairly small monohull
or if there is some luck coming my way, perhaps on a multihull
(to have the most comfortable livea-board experience)
I would like to ask those of you that have undertaken South Africa
to European water
journeys before on how you went about it. I am going to assume for most of you it was via the Caribbean
and then onwards towards the med or in my case the UK eventually.
Could anyone give me an idea of when the ideal times to leave Cape Town
would be in order to sail via the Caribbean
for the best weather
. I can hardly call myself a sailor till Ive fouled my pants in some heavy sea...and just from watching from our beaches...we certainly aren't messing about down at the Cape of Good Hope.
As a rule
of thumb. How long would you estimate it would take to have a leisurely sail from Cape Town to the med/europe.
I really appreciate any info you could pass on..