Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-10-2014, 13:54   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 2
Best time Aruba to San Blas Panama

Any advice please on the best time to sail from ABCs to Panama.
__________________

__________________
anna8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2014, 11:06   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Boat: YOUNG SUN 43 Cutter
Posts: 40
Re: Best time Aruba to San Blas Panama

Jimmy Cornell's World Cruising a Routes says April to May is best, November to December is second best. I left on June 1st and had an excellent downwind run.


Sent from my iPad using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________

__________________
YARGO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2014, 11:14   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Underway in the Med -
Boat: Jeanneau 40 DS SoulMates
Posts: 1,904
Images: 1
Re: Best time Aruba to San Blas Panama

there is a similar thread going on this forum right now. You may want to check it as there is some sage advice there.
__________________
just our thoughts and opinions
chuck and svsoulmates
In Marmaris Turkey for the winter
chuckr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-10-2014, 19:48   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Alaska/Portugal
Boat: Custom 55
Posts: 681
Re: Best time Aruba to San Blas Panama

Hi, the area off the Colombian coast can produce a lot more wind than you need, but the good news is that it's always downwind. It sort of depends on your comfort level. If you don't mind running in 30-40 knots, any time during the winter is fine. Otherwise, go with Cornell's advice, except I would disagree with December as a calmer month, particularly the latter half.

The worst pasting I ever had off that coast was in Feb, trying to get upwind from San Blas to Cartagena. We passed that way one November, and that was nice. Ditto for April.

Even though it's below almost all of the hurricane tracks, summer is probably a little too unsettled for most of us.

Hope that helps, have a good sail.

TJ
__________________
TJ D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-10-2014, 20:41   #5
Senior Cruiser
 
northwestsailor's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Kenai, AK
Boat: Meta Dalu 47
Posts: 277
Images: 10
Send a message via AIM to northwestsailor Send a message via Skype™ to northwestsailor
Re: Best time Aruba to San Blas Panama

We sailed Aruba to San Blas Islands in March 3 years ago in 3 1/2 days. It was fantastic sailing. Big winds, bigger seas and up to 14 kts surfing. Had only the head sail up, keel just barely out of the keel box for directional stability but not enough to trip on should we broach. Once we reached islands not much wind at all. My advice would be stay well off shore away from Colombian coast due to traffic, lightning, islands and river outflows. I used Cornell's waypoints pretty much.
__________________
Victor Raymond
S/V Rajah Laut
1988 Meta Dalu 47

completion by Peter Smith
northwestsailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
Aruba, Panama

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What internet connection in San Blas Islands, Panama ? cedrick Atlantic & the Caribbean 3 22-07-2012 05:46
The Future for Kuna Indians, Kuna Yala and San Blas, Panama PhilFun Atlantic & the Caribbean 1 17-11-2011 08:42
Looking for Kids As We Head to Panama and San Blas perfectwave57 Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 0 22-08-2011 07:12
Crew Available: ABCs to Panama / San Blas (September) Kevinito Crew Archives 0 11-08-2011 11:44
Sailing from San Blas, Panama to Cartagena, Colombia ykciv Atlantic & the Caribbean 2 26-02-2009 22:02



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:18.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.