Originally Posted by colemj
There isn't a lot of places to stop on long stretches of that trip.
And when there are places to do so, those places are called "Venezuela".
During the summer months, the winds swing south and west and going east is much easier.
All of it is below the hurricane belt
There are anchorages
spaced along Columbia
coasts. The SSCA used to have some cruising notes that laid them all out but I can't see it on their website now. Could probably find it with a search in past SSCA bulletin's.
This 'night/coastal' route used to be a quite common route, but now, yes, you would have to decide if they are 'safe enough' - different people feel differently about that.
The prevailing summer winds are still pretty much head
winds, but lighter than the rest of the year. Take a look at the pilot charts
Low chance of hurricane, but there is about a 5% chance/year of a tropical storm in Columbia
in the region above 10S during the hurricane season. According to wiki there have been 38 cyclone hits there since 1588.