Could I suggest that you sail north from the Male Atol to a northern destination
- Uligamu at 7d 04.78' N x 72d 55.5' E some 180nm as an albatross fly's. You can land there and take on fuel
and other basic supplies.
A northern passage
is more interesting than the southern to Addu (Gan) as there are many more atols that one can land on. It will take only 2/3 days to get to Uligamu, which allows one to take time to return south through many interesting little islands and reefs
You will need a very
good chart, a boat with a good depth sounder
, a VHF
to communicate with resorts etc, a base GPS
on board, a hand held GPS
, Polaroid sunglasses to navigate through the reefs
, wide brim soft hats, sun protection cream minimum SPF 30. Don't eat reef fish
that have teeth that are used to feed on other fish
. Remember to dress appropriately when going ashore - Muslim country.
in early January can be expected to produce light Westerly breezes around 10 knots, at times from the East.