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Old 13-06-2013, 17:32   #1
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North American Circumnavigation

Not saying I am going to do it, the Admiral doesn't like cold weather, but I was wondering about the timing for sailing around North America, starting on the East Coast. Seems like you could spend the winter in the Caribbean and stage from Vancouver in the early summer. From there you would want to be on the north coast of Alaska ready to go into the ice in mid-July. The distance from there to Baffin Island is not huge and you would not want to hesitate for obvious reasons. I assume you could make it to Newfoundland by September(ish)? Would it make more sense to the other way around?
Didn't get off to Newfoundland as hoped this summer. The post-circumnavigation refit has taken longer than expected. Still a few things to do, but basically Ainia is looking like a new boat (well sort of).
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Old 13-06-2013, 20:17   #2
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Re: North American Circumnavigation

The other way around you will be going with the wind and current down the west coast from Canada to the PC. It will be a beat from the Canal to the US east coast but from there you will have the Gulf Stream going your way so again more favorable wind and current.
The water is always bluer on the other side of the ocean.
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