We are looking to buy a catamaran in St Martin or the British Virgin Islands. We want to start our sail via Panama to New Zealand around December 2011 or January 2012. I have sailed up and sown between New Zealand and the Pacific Islands a few times between April and October but do not know when it is best to leave Panama coming West. Any advice on a good start date would be appreciated.
Intended route is probably to go Marquisas, Tahiti, Cook Islands, Tonga and down to NZ. Advice also appreciated.
Most people leave Panama in March and April. The basic idea is not to leave Marquesas before May.