Months are: depart roughly from San Diego
at end of eastern Pacific hurricane
season spend the southern hemisphere summer on the aforementioned circuit and return north by May to continue west before the next storm season.
Wiggling...good word that! Reason for doing that is I've already done the standard route
to NZ and have no desire to visit Mexico
nor French Polynesia
again. What I do want is to visit some new places ergo group one is Easter, Juan Fernandez, a bit of the coast of Chile
And time is not an issue...I have no job waiting in two years that must be attended. That is all in the past. So if it takes extra time to visit some particular spot...no problem and that includes staying away from or near storm seasons.
Jimmy Cornell on noonsite gave me two route choices. The second was south using motoring down to vic. Valparaiso then sail out to Juan Fernandez, Easter and onwards from there.
They posted that discussion in detail.
Also because this route and those islands are rarely visited especially by those on a timetable time limited circumnavigation
little is written about it.
Something new to put on the websites or in the magazines.
Happily I've already done Alaska
which is another out of the way spot for most.
Thanks for the reminder on the trades vic. Central America
. Actually I knew better and didn't mention it. Getting away from Panama
is sometimes problematic. On SV Alvei we spent a week ending up in the same spot. Which is why the turning point is vic. Galapagos and no further east.
I will use the iron jib
when and if needed..especially crossing the equatorial doldrums. I'm no purist that's for sure. My Norske ancestors used oars when sails
didn't serve the purpose...sort of oak jibs.
The extra miles you mentioned were considered and I decided they were not excessive..about a week. Especially when the favorable winds meant faster and more comfortable runs on the two major legs. My boat
runs faster than the 1.34 rule
of thumb about 1.42 as it happens so I included it's capabilities in the mix...along with currents, probable weather
So for those reasons.....etc. etc. and because it's a new anddifferent way of spending the normal lay over in Margaritaville again (I've got 6 years living in Central America
behind me) ......
That's the more detailed background on choosing the dogleg route vs. straight south or going coastal.
Now I'm looking for more refined information such as you provided and thanks for that!