Ryan / Tacoma,
In my reply, I was just trying to give a quick time frame. The point the Tacoma has brought up is really the planning stage. An important aspect of any sail. But if that is what your looking for then we would need a lot more information, not just the "West Coast" like:
Islands : where have you've been?
2) what do you still want to see?
3) Going South: Do you want the windward or leeward Islands
4) What does your insurance
say about the range you will have to stay away from South America
? Mainly Colombia! A lot of insurance
is cancelled if you go within a 200 mile radius.
5) What about going to USVI then onto PR then to Jamaica
before the southbound trek to Panama
6) I recommend hiring an agent to expedite the paperwork in Panama. You will still be there a week plus, but you will get through quicker. If that happens, go visit Portobello.
7) Then Ryans question: West Coast. By international law you will need to stop at the first port of entry in any country you plan on visiting. In America, that will be San Diego. But you have Mexico
, Coast Rica and Nic to think about.
And San Diego, is where I made my quick reference to the time frame. Adda day to L.A. another Day to Santa Barbara.. Couple days to S.F. and so on and so on.
As you can see Ryan, there are many items to think about before