We're planning a cruise
with a Gecco 39 ft sailing boat from Panama
to French Polynesia
and back next year.
We're planning to leave as early as the weather
let us from Panama Canal
(around March) further west to the Marquesas
Islands and then cruising through the French Polynesia
, Cook islands
, Solomon Islands and north to Marshall Islands
from April til September. Then the plan is to head
east to Hawaii
and then cruising to San Francisco
Anyone that has done this particular crossing?
When would the best time during the autumn be for taking the trip from Marshall Islands
and further on to San Fran, regarding winds, currents, hurricane
season etc? And how far north you need to go before heading east to avoid the North equatorial current
on the way to Hawaii? We read about reaching the top of the high pressure system aroung 40 degrees north..
We're looking to leave Hawaii around Oktober/November and go further down to Mexico
in the end of December when the hurricane
season is over. Any thoughts on this plan? Alternative routes? How strong weather
to expect at 30/40 degrees north?
Happy for all inputs, do's and don't on this trip!