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post #8 of Old 11-02-2012
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Re: Experienced Sailor for Baltimore-Brazil Voyage

Thank you copacabana.

I looked into a very similar route and found virtually no information on it. I also found Jim's article and spoke with Jim at length. Yes, it's been done. But it's apparently turned around more boats than have made it. If you stay at sea you have adverse currents and the outflow of the Amazon. If you keep one foot on shore you have a host of lit/unlit fishing vessels, nets, wells, and the mouth of the Amazon river to contend with. Not to mention the wear and tear on both boat and crew.

After doing my own research, IMO the easiest route is to Europe, the Canaries, Cape Verde's, Brazil.

But best of luck to you!

Tayana 37
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