Hi i am planning to circumnavigate the globe solo and non-stop.
I would be leaving from Dubai, so my route
will be different than the traditional route
departures from france/england.
Ideally, i would like to take the easiest and safest passage
which is via the suez canal and panama canal
. however not sure if that is going to qualify for non-stop record
The other route options are as follows:
1. leaving from dubai, acros the indian ocean
around cape leeuwin and then around cape horn or thru the islands around cape horn.
2. leaving from dubai and a more northerly route across the indian ocean
(rounding India), the south china
sea and across the north pacific
, thru thepanama canal, thru the suez and back to dubai.
I am aware that I will have to cross the equator atleast twice to quality and that the minimum distance should be 23,000 miles (WRSCC rules).
since i am doing it for the first time, i am a little concerned about going via the Capes and damage to the boat.
Is there an easier passage
around cape horn, that does not require venturing too further south?