I plan to sail this route
in next November. I sailed in July from Tobago to Chaguaramas and it was not this usually described downwind easy sailing : no wind
half of the day, I had to run the engines 5 hours until I had a weak but usable wind
for the remaining route
I read in several guides and blogs that it is advisable to first motor
run along the north coast of Trinidad, then stop in one of the few protected moorings, then sail directly to Store Bay or Scarborough as indicated above.
Is this really more efficient in terms of time and gazole consuming than motor
running directly from west Trinidad to Tobago ?
In addition, is this route easily accepted by the customs
(much hassle in T&T), who can ask for a direct route and clearing in as soon as possible in Tobago ? I read on a blog that it was possible after negotiation with them, this makes it uncertain.
Thank you for sharing experiences.