SailNet Community - View Single Post - Miami to Bimini
Thread: Miami to Bimini
View Single Post
Old 10-11-2013
Yorksailor's Avatar
Yorksailor Yorksailor is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Pacific side of Panama
Posts: 522
Thanks: 17
Thanked 24 Times in 21 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Yorksailor is on a distinguished road
Re: Miami to Bimini

So much theory and so little seamanship!

In a 10 hour trip to Bimini you have to overcome 25 miles of northing due to the Stream and theoretically is is irreverent how you make the southing to correct. However, practically it is very important.

You can either bash into the Stream , make your southing on the Bimini side or you can show some seamanship.

Instead of sitting in Lauderdale or No Name Harbor waiting for a window you can make your way south down Biscayne Bay or Hawke's Channel to Angelfish Creek or even Marathon making 5-6 knots.

When the Stream is favorable you will then have a lovely sail to Bimini with the Stream and the waves in your favor.

We have done this for the last 30 years.

Last edited by Yorksailor; 10-11-2013 at 07:39 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook