I have read more than once that the navigation
and forecasting technology available today should allow a person to sail around the world and not get caught in any significant storms. Taking that theory into account, I am curious as to what real world conditions you would experience during a circumnavigation
. Assume proper weather
windows and seasons are observed. Also, that you have a seaworthy
boat and that you are not in a huge hurry to be anywhere at any specific time. What are the worst conditions one would expect to encounter on the following passages throughout the world?
-Clockwise around the Caribbean
and back up to Florida
from N. Caribbean
to the Med
-Circumnavigation of the Med
-Atlantic passage from S. Africa
-Indian Ocean passage (North and/or South)
-Around the Horn of Africa
(after patiently waiting for a window)
Just dreaming right now, but I have every intention of making at least a couple of those passages before I die. I'm going to order World Cruising Routes to get more educated, but some insight from this board would be great.