First time poster, long time reader here. First, thanks for a great forum, the amount of information and knowledge here is staggering, can read for hours
Anyway, I'll just get right to it.
Me and a couple of friends have a dream of sailing to the Caribbean
, from the Norwegian west coast
, and back again. This requires a hole bunch of things coming together, but the biggest obstacle right now is getting the time off work (1y max), and committing to it.
Our plan was to participate in ARC
So the first question is, when is it recommended to be across the Bay of Biscay?
After reading up on it, I'd rather want to be across the bay before October, maybe even September, to avoid risk getting stuck due to bad weather
, or getting caught in it.
Here's a rough timeline I've set up.
-Depart from Norway
early August, across the bay Aug/Sept.
-Be in Las Palmas
-Cruising the Caribbean
, maybe US, Jan-May
-Back home end of July
Is this a sensible timeline? Time off work August-August. I would love to hear from people who have sailed a similar route