SailNet Community - View Single Post - How did you do Mona Pass last time?
View Single Post
Old 06-13-2013
FSMike's Avatar
FSMike FSMike is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Bahamas
Posts: 620
Thanks: 1
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Rep Power: 6
FSMike is on a distinguished road
Re: How did you do Mona Pass last time?

Bruce Van Sant's book has it right. When I did it North to South we left in winds a bit stronger than he recommends (can't remember what exactly), but all was well except we were going faster (45' cat) so arrived early at the NW end of Puerto Rico so got kicked by some serious thunder storms, resulting in sail/boat damage which resulted in turning around.
My then lady had done the trip several times and the only thing she disagreed with Bruce about was that she kept even farther away from the hourglass shoals.
In hind sight would have waited for more benign conditions and taken our boat speed into account by leaving a bit later in the day.
Sail Fast Live Slow
36' Solaris Sunstar catamaran

Last edited by FSMike; 06-13-2013 at 09:51 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook