The minute you hoist your sails
or cross the road you are in iminent danger
, lifeīs like that, but itīs also what makes life worth living. There is considerably less danger
at sea than you will be subjected to in any large city ANYWHERE. When you consider the thousands of little ships cruising the world at any time we hear of very few incidents of piracy
. The percentage chance can almost be compared to the risk of beeing struck by lightning
. BUT, of course the risk IS there and you have to behave always in an alert, street wise (water wise) manner and donīt take foolish chances.
THE SEA AND ITīS ENVIRONMENT
MUST BE TREATED WITH GREAT RESPECT ALWAYS!
You are wise to take the route
via the Panama canal
to perhaps the Grenadines and Trinidad, then down the Venezuela
and Brazilian coast.
The Amazonas has an enormous estuary that can create nasty seas in strong wind
situations. There is an huge volume of fresh water
beeing deposited into the Atlantic. Listening carefully to weather
forecasts prior to your crossing should give you little trouble. An american friend of mine crossed the Amazonas estuary with his family
in a 26 foot sailing boat
are more sparce in the North East but plentiful as you are moving a little further South.
For further information please have a look at www.noonsite.com
Any other info I can help you with please feel free to e-mail me.
"WHO DARES, WINS! "