Originally Posted by Dsanduril
"schedule" is just about the ugliest word in the sailing world
...as are the rest of Dsanduril's remarks.
To the OP, our experience suggests a couple of further remarks...
Your plan appears to be more of a 'delivery', rather than a cruise
, and as such it's very doable indeed...with the proviso that the doldrums (and weather in general) can be relied upon only to mess around with your average speeds! On the last leg of our delivery voyage from Sardinia to OZ, we covered Panama City to Sydney
in 52 days, broken up as PC-Tahiti (27 days) & Tahiti-Sydney (24 days) with a day's stop at Tahiti; that's clearly a delivery timetable, motivated at the final stage by the need to arrive in Sydney
within the time allotted by the 2 hired crew for the whole voyage.
We were fortunate to pass through the doldrums with very little motoring required...and in fact for the entire voyage (just under 14000nm) we used less than 1400L of fuel
. We always, however, carried extra fuel
as an appropriate precaution...and you should too!
Therefore (and as confirmed by others here) your passage
times seem fine. Passage times were never a problem for us -- we were always well ahead of our allowed 5kn average -- but our timetable became strained by stops along the way (Gibraltar and St Martin) for 'fixing' stuff...and then by delays around the Panama Canal
. Whatever you may be told about waiting times at the Panama Canal, our experience suggests you should anticipate more! Perhaps the new Canal -- Is it working yet?!?
-- may improve things. In any event, you should definitely expect both of those strains (repairs and Canal delays) in your voyage plans...and it'll be a bonus for you (more cruising time!
) if you manage to avoid them.
We wish you well!