Originally Posted by chef2sail
Saling there requires huge knowledge and is not for the beginner as the trades blow very strong in the afternoon and if you are in the slots between the islands can be 35-40 knts easily.
I'm not ready for strong winds yet. Thatís for sure. I donít want a dangerous sail. Safety first. Its 5,800 miles to Athens and 4,400 to the big island. Weíll only have 5 days plus 2 weekends. 9 days in all. We are both getting our dive certís in February so we will dive regardless where we end up. We have the free miles racked up for the trip. My wife is going to find out today if they can be used over seas or juse in the US? First time to either place for us. We want to sail some there. So we can put a pin marker in our wall map of places that we have sailed.
Thanks for the insight