There are two routes to take from Mahe to SA, but the better would be south via the Mozambique Channel in October. The route
via Reunion will have head
winds at that time of the year. Then work your way down the east coast
of SA, staying in the current
before cutting a bit more inshore after Agulhas. Provision and prep in Cape Town
for your final departure – after clearing you can get duty free diesel
and liquor/cigaretts. Aim for St Helena but keep well east of the Valdiva Banks, which are halfway between Cape Town
and St Helena.
I personally would not then head
for Ascension Island – St Helena is a fantastic place but I have not lost
anything in Ascension, but go directly to a waypoint 04deg40’S and 035deg00’W and then up the northern coast of South America
, basically sticking to the 1000 metre contour, which will give you at least five days of 2 to 5 knot current
assisting you up the coast towards Trinidad.
If you want assistance/guidance, I have done this trip many times - just PM me. John.