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Old 12-07-2018, 21:05   #1
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Planing Sail to Brazil

New On the sea looking for advice for a trip from Houston, TX to Brazilian coast on 38' Hunter any advice welcome i plan to start Sail on December the 1first
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Old 12-07-2018, 21:40   #2
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Old 12-07-2018, 21:48   #3
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I born in Brazil i do not need visa but if you need it i can help you get one
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Sorry, I did not know. Brazil is more difficult than some countries, ,but easier for you.

It to against the prevailing wing and current. What route are you taking? I went from Capetown so it was downhill.
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First direction Cape Verde then next stop Brazil.
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First direction Cape Verde then next stop Brazil.
You basically have to cross the Atlantic Ocean twice. Go to the Azores, Madeira, Canaries, Cape Verde and then to Fernando do Noronha.

You can also try to sail south alongside the Lesser Antiles and then try to find the elusive vein of countercurrent that takes you east (often around Tobagoj but even if you find it at all eventually you’ll end up pounding into the main currents and tradewinds and you may try to hug the northern coast of S America instead and motor into it with extra jugs of fuel on board.

The easy way is to cross the Atlantic twice.
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If anyone is in doubt, then john vigor wrote about doing it the short way first time and then went the long way crossing the Atlantic twice the second time:

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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, smartmanjp.
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New On the sea looking for advice for a trip from Houston, TX to Brazilian coast on 38' Hunter any advice welcome i plan to start Sail on December the 1first
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It depends where on the Brazilian coast you want to land first - the further south the more you need to go north and east first.

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You basically have to cross the Atlantic Ocean twice. Go to the Azores, Madeira, Canaries, Cape Verde and then to Fernando do Noronha.

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The easy way is to cross the Atlantic twice.
This is the route I took, and there are a lot to see along the way. Another way is to head to Bermuda then down across to the south east until you find the Northeast trades. Crossing any other way can be done but only for the delivery skippers. First action to take is to get Cornell's World Cruising Routes.
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... i plan to start Sail on December the 1first
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I missed your last sentence.... Dec 1 is not the best time to start, that is when the trades are strongest....
May to Bermuda, June/July in the Azores, September in Madeira, October, November Canaries for final preparations, Cape Verdes is an option, then on to the Brazilian destination. Watch out for Saint Peter and Saint Paul.
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Sorry, I did not know. Brazil is more difficult than some countries, ,but easier for you.

It to against the prevailing wing and current. What route are you taking? I went from Capetown so it was downhill.
the route will be Galveston, TX and I need to know the best router to get to Brazil
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Sorry, I did not know. Brazil is more difficult than some countries, ,but easier for you.

It to against the prevailing wing and current. What route are you taking? I went from Capetown so it was downhill.

do you have the map from the journey Please?
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My first option is true Bahamas how close to the coast i can sailor ? Sorry to ask that this will be my first one and i try to safe is possible i have 33' Hunter and i need to know if good to do the job? my final destination is North of Brazil
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You don't need to actually go to the Azores try to aim for the direction of the Cape Verde and when the wind makes it possible aim for south of Natal, store enough, will be a long ride.....
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Re: Planing Sail to Brazil

It was mentioned above, but you need a copy of this:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/World-Cruis...+jimmy+cornell

Might be cheaper to buy a second hand copy in the US.

Have you sailed offshore before?

What length is this yacht?

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