Along the north coast of the DR, they will all be night sails
if you follow Bruce´s advice, ie. anchor
up during the day while the trades roar through, and use those land breezes each night while hugging the coast. The authorities don´t want you leaving after 6 pm while Bruce wants you departing at about 11 pm. Nice little challenge for you there along with the bribes at each port.
If you ignore Bruce and just daysail, be prepared to head
bang it all the way, baby!
We mostly followed Bruce´s advice earlier this year and always regretted it when we didn´t. The funniest thing is that he writes like an arrogant prick but he was always right! Ha ha!
Overnighter across the Mona, daysails through both Virgins. BVI to Sint Maarten is 90 odd miles to windward, not a daysail. (Last place I ever got seasick was that stretch to windward while delivering a cat to Sint Maarten about 12 years ago.)
A decade ago, we waited for a northerly to do our easting along the north coast of Cuba
. Leaving the Abacos this year, we did the same with a northerly until the longtitude of Turks and Caicos
and then as the wind
went back to east, we turned and headed south. Next time I would like to try using the northerlies along the southern coast of Hispaniola - I suspect it would be better with the weather
shore, more anchorages
, less waves, etc. There is an online cruising guide somewhere about going east along the south coast of Haiti
and the DR.