Originally Posted by skipmac
- from Panama going east it's uphill all the way.
- Winter the NE trades can be brutal to beat against it.
- Summer you risk hurricanes.
- East up the coast of South America
is usually the hardest route
- If you're in a hurry I would head
as close to NE to ENE as comfortable from Panama, then work east under the wind
shadow of Hispaniola and PR. Play teh land/sea breeze effects and/or motor
sail in the calms.
funny how folks seem to think there are no canes in pacific ocean
.. rodlmffao--we have more canes than does the caribbean
. try sailing west coast mexico
in summer, and learn.
canes in caribbean
may have more punch than southwest coastal mexico
, on occasion, but canes are canes, and the more experience one gains with em the better they are understood.
from the downhill run from cali to panama, is only lee shore and rocks to watch for. current
and winds are generally from nw to se until canal. south of the ictz, it is opposite, with currents coming from south to north.
there are many stopping point/anchorages once one leaves cali on this route to panama.
you may wish to purchase
a copy or two of s/vsaranas guides to central american coast. they are excellent, as are charlies charts