When you're in for serious cruising like that you could invest say 40 GBP in Jimmy Cornell's "World Cruising Routes", which gives you good info on best routes and best times to go from A to B.
November is still hurricane
season in the Atlantic. We were thinking season's over and then hurricane
Tomas startled us a few weeks ago.... Went by just a few miles north of us and took 14 lives in St. Lucia.
is usually done in mid to end Februari. That way you have plenty of time to get to Oz without worrying about Taifoons. The last part from f.i. Tonga
to NZ or Oz is usually starting around now.
There is a nice dedicated newsgroup: pacificpuddlejump : Pacific PuddleJump
Lots of good info (a.o. MaxSea
track files) and helpful people (a lot of them are also on the list here).
I guess we won't see you over there cause we're planning to go through Panama
in januari/februari 2012.