Most boats cross to the Caribbean
from the Canaries
beginning in late November. Some wait until the Christmas
trades have really set in and leave in January.
But the question remains how late can you wait to cross? Hurricane
season begins on June 1 so that in my mind is a clear stopping point but when do the trades begin to diminish to the point that the voyage is really lengthened beyond the 16-21 days that is generally expected? And are there other considerations that should influence a spring crossing?