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Old 06-11-2017, 23:42   #1
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from rio dulce to trinidad

i m planning to sail from rio dulce guatemala to trinidad and tobago this winter. what are the right directions assuming that generally speaking the wind will be against me?
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Re: from rio dulce to trinidad

we went from the San Blas to Jamaica to avoid the semi permanent Colombia lo and the winds and seas that go along with it.
and the sail down was fun -
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Re: from rio dulce to trinidad

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, ramigobi.
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Rami, you like to suffer?

It can be done, but thats a long slog against prevailing Trades. Most I know who've signed up for this masochistic route did it on short hops...and then said never again.

Personally, I would go with a route like chuckr took, get far enough NE to then sail down to Trinidad.

I know there are members here who have done this, hopefully they will chime in.
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Re: from rio dulce to trinidad

well it is a chance to practice my masochistic side... i understand than that the best thing would be to as far nirth as cuba and than along cuba s southern coast to virgin iland (if possible) and if not - to jamaica and the sothern antilles
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Re: from rio dulce to trinidad

Well, simply...don't. Sail Northerly across to the BVIs and then take the sleigh ride south...save time, fuel patience and energy. The direct route is worse than heading North along the West Coast of the U.S. from San Diego to Seattle...much worse!
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Head to the Panama Canal, turn right, keep going and you will enjoy the S Pacific along the way :-)
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