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DPogue 11-10-2011 14:54

Sailing to BVI from Ft. Lauderdale
 
Would like to leave Ft. Lauderdale around the end of November 2011 for the BVI. Does anyone have any hints or advise on best route to take? Would love some input. Have 42' Lagoon

yachtcaptn 11-10-2011 15:16

Re: Sailing to BVI from Ft. Lauderdale
 
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Hud3 11-10-2011 16:49

Re: Sailing to BVI from Ft. Lauderdale
 
Here's a link to a CF member's sailing blog which describes his analysis, decision and actual sailing experience for the same passage. Worth reading...

Indigo Moon - Offshore Passage to BVI

GordMay 12-10-2011 03:50

Re: Sailing to BVI from Ft. Lauderdale
 
Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Dpogue, and yachtcaptn.

s/v Moondancer 12-10-2011 05:54

Re: Sailing to BVI from Ft. Lauderdale
 
We have done the trip three times, twice down the thorny path, both of which were brutal and once going straight east for 600-700 miles out to W66 or W65 and then south on the trades to St Thomas.

We went south of Providence and had to sail towards Bermuda for a couple of days and motor for a day but overall the trip was very easy.

tonywall 12-10-2011 10:48

Re: Sailing to BVI from Ft. Lauderdale
 
Wait for a significant frontal system (increasing after early November).
Cross the Gulfstream with south-westerlies on the back of the front and
make as much easting as possible-preferably to W65 if possible.
Always make easting, beacause the further south you go the stronger the
easterlies will be.

Fair winds,

Tony

Biscayne Bay Sailing Academy
Ft Lauderdale

GordMay 12-10-2011 11:23

Re: Sailing to BVI from Ft. Lauderdale
 
Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Tony.

Richard Jordan 13-10-2011 06:53

Re: Sailing to BVI from Ft. Lauderdale
 
Good tip on easting by Tony. Welcome aboard. The weather is finally cooling off here in Fort Lauderdale, eh?

DPogue 18-10-2011 13:21

Re: Sailing to BVI from Ft. Lauderdale
 
I understand sometimes there is a caravan type group that crosses together. Is there anyone going around the end of Nov. that I could hook up with?

Hannah on 'Rita T' 18-10-2011 14:36

Re: Sailing to BVI from Ft. Lauderdale
 
Last year strong easterlies were as far north as Cape Canaveral in January, we had a nightmare trip.


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