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Re: Crossing from St Martin to the Azores

The best route varies by the weather and the season. You are early, the best time for crossing is June. You are likely to get banged around quite a bit. (To that point, about 1,000 cruising yachts show up in Faial (Azores) each year. 95% of the show up in the same 6 week period - Late June and July. This should tell you something.

What you want to do is use the services of South Bound II - Herb has been routing yachts across the Atlantic (for free) for more years than anyone can count. Go to his web site at South Bound II VAX498 - Ship routing and weather forecasting This June/July I was one of about 25 boats he was routing - the track I took - Florida to Bermuda to Faial to Portugal - would not show up in any book or pilot chart. We had unexpected gales and briefly a hurricane. Herb managed to help me avoid them all.
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