Despite having sailed to Cayo Largo from Cayman the route
to Cienfuegos appears a bit more complicated but maybe not, so that is why I am asking anyone who has actually made the trip to help.
Initially my plan was to sail directly to Cienfuegos from Cayo Largo however after reading Calder's Cruising Guide I am not quite sure.
The problem appears to arise with 4 major issues some easy, the others not so sure.
#1 The so called Prohibitive Zone surrounding Bahia
de Cochinos which extends past the rumb line from Cayo Largo to Cienfuegos.
Can this be ignored??
#2 And if not, having to sail more east brings you across Banco de Jagua which does not sound like a pleasant place to be!
#3 The Katabatic winds per Calder make an early morning approach much safer for entering Cienfuegos?
#4 Reef/shallow water
north and east immediately leaving Cayo Largo which appears the least of my problems. However all my local charts
are currently on my boat and will probably figure that out for myself when I have them in front of me.
Anyway I know this is long winded but would appreciate the suggestions from anyone who has actually made the trip.
It appears that maybe a better approach would be to sail from Grand Cayman to Little Cayman and then that would pretty much be a clean shot to Cienfuegos.
Thanks so much.