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Old 21-11-2014, 16:48   #1
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Honduras to BVI

Hi allI,m Paul and new to the forum. I am planning a trip from Honduras to Virgin Gorda in January and am looking for some advice. The yacht is 50 ft and will not perform well to windward. Also time is not of the essence. So my questions are this


1 what is the best route to take and best places to visit on route
2 what is the best almanac to use given that I want to use celestial and astro navigation for the trip
3 any other useful info


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Old 21-11-2014, 18:23   #2
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That passage has a reputation for high waves and the wind blowing the wrong direction most of the time. I knew a couple that went from the Rio Dulce to Trinidad, they followed the coast most of the way. they said that their charts did not show near all of the small bays and inlets that you could pull into for the night, or if it was too windy blowing due west. That coast is not very heavily inhabited. They also said that you get a lot of winds coming down off of the mountains close to the coast, that gave them some beam reach. Mac
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Your a dead Beat to the VI more or less so you could just take it on the stbd rail and see what happens.. Jamaica?? plug this link in to see currant wind map earth :: an animated map of global wind, weather, and ocean conditions
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That passage has a reputation for high waves and the wind blowing the wrong direction most of the time. I knew a couple that went from the Rio Dulce to Trinidad, they followed the coast most of the way. they said that their charts did not show near all of the small bays and inlets that you could pull into for the night, or if it was too windy blowing due west. That coast is not very heavily inhabited. They also said that you get a lot of winds coming down off of the mountains close to the coast, that gave them some beam reach. Mac
There are not many mountains but there are places in MX and Belize to hide out. And then you have the free 2-3 knots free ride, right outside.
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