I am looking for some friendly advice on the timing ( around Spring) and routing for a trip south from the Chesapeake to Grenada
. From what I have been able to find online and reading Cornell's sailing routes, it would seem wise to depart in April towards Bermuda
, with a favorable weather forecast
to cross Gulf Stream
. Then stopping in Bermuda
or making east (at least 65W) before heading straigth south to catch trade
I left Cornell's Ocean atlas back on the boat (
), so any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Sailing Experience: over 16,000 NM (La Rochelle, Med, Atlantic, Caribbean
up to Halifax
, back to Chesapeake)
On average we make 160 miles/24 hr. In case we need to get going across GS or weak winds, Diesel
capacity 1000L , we can make 140 miles/24 hr motoring with one engine
, 165m/24hrs with 2 engines.