Greetings to all,
We've recently bought a 40 foot ketch
in Ft lauderdale and plan to cruise
her back to Korea
starting in late November.
As of now, she is being prepared for offshore passage
We are new to American waters.
For the first leg, we Plan to head
down to Panama
via Key West
and the Yucatan
Has anybody been this way in late November early to mid December?
Does anybody have any thoughts about a good route
? Is it best to cross the Gulf Stream
in the Florida
Straits and sail in the counter current
off the North Cuban coast?
Or is it better to stand off and head
directly from Key West
to the Channel?
What kind of wind
action can we expect in the channel?
What kind of distance might we realistically expect to make under sail and Perkins
4 - 236?
We'd love to hear from anybody who has actually done this trip at this time of year
PS we are also looking for some good crew if you 'd like to come along!