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Old 15-06-2011, 08:19   #1
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Thumbs up Columbo to Singapore

Has any one cruised from Dubai, Mumbai or Columbo to Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore? Which is the best time of the year for this?
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Old 28-06-2011, 00:31   #2
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Re: Columbo to Singapore

A Few years ago I helped a friend of mine move his yacht from Oman to Malaysia.... which is effectively what you are going to do.

We left Early March - our route was Muscat -> Cochin, then Cochin->Langkawi

The weather in the Gulf to Cochin was lousy for sailing - we spent much more time without wind than was comfortable. However with limited Diesel we just had to wallow around.

After Cochin and rounding Sri Lanka, I believe the winds picked up.

Total Sailing time was 28 days !!! 32ft Yacht.

The Yachties in Malaysia/Thailand all used to (pre pirates) sail towards Salalah (southern Oman) and then to Aden after 1st Jan - So that would be the best time I believe for you to head that was also.

Summer time would be horrible - due to the Monsoon in the gulf, India and unpleasant unreliable weather in Malaysia.

Hope this helps.
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Old 28-06-2011, 02:28   #3
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Re: Columbo to Singapore

Thanks deepstar, tis is great because this fits in with my plans. I plan to sail Karachi to Columbo in a 36 ft cat in Feb 2012. and then on to Thailand/Malaysia/Singapore.
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Old 15-07-2011, 12:22   #4
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The reason that everyone leaves Asia for Oman in Feb is because it is under the NE monsoon and there are reliable winds from the east. I would not want to head eastbound at that time!

In April the wind in the N Indian Ocean and Andaman Sea dies and by May it is blowing from the west under the SW monsoon. It will then be a downwind run to Thailand and a motor the rest of the way to Singapore. Yes, there will be some rain squalls associated with the SW monsoon but I would rather run with those than bash into the NE trades for 1000NM!
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Old 15-07-2011, 23:25   #5
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Many thanks Druknsailor, this is fine, I will need to rework my program.
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