I recently came across a 1976 Catalina
22. It's a fixer upper, but so far, it has seemed to be a pretty good little boat.Now, the goal is that by the first week of June, my three friends and I will set sail from around Tampa, Florida
and then Nassau
I know 22 feet is a little short, but we are definitely going to wait for a nice easy weather
window. We also have a 7.7 hp kicker
for emergencies - but we want to try to do it just sails
. We are going to be sailing down and around the bottom of the state, so I feel we will be practiced and ready for the crossing.
I've been doing some reading, and everyone says to leave from Miami
, but that's pretty far north for us. Would it be better to shoot up from around Key Largo
, maybe a little further north, then just let the current
carry us a little bit more so taking the wind
from the south will let us go a little faster.
I just wanted to reach out to a more experienced community and see what opinions there are on the feasibility of this journey.