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View Poll Results: Thorny Path or offshore from Norfolk?
Read the book and follow the Thorny Path - not too bad 5 26.32%
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post #11 of 13 Old 01-05-2009
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either one is fine

Either way is fine - just depends on your comfort level, time and patience. My wife and I did the NY to Bermuda to BVI route and returned through the Bahamas. Carib 1500 is fine but you have to be willing to live with the rally lifestyle. Personally, I think i would go crazy on the coastal route waiting for a weather window every couple of days.
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No experience at all...but I read a magazine in a Holiday Inn express once. The mag suggested to do a clockwise tour of the Atlantic. Go from USA to Europe via Bermuda first and then back to the E. Carib and up thru Bahamas on the return. For this you might want a different time of year for departure to Europe?
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No experience at all...but I read a magazine in a Holiday Inn express once. The mag suggested to do a clockwise tour of the Atlantic. Go from USA to Europe via Bermuda first and then back to the E. Carib and up thru Bahamas on the return. For this you might want a different time of year for departure to Europe?
Now that is the long way to get to the sunny Caribbean!

There's an article on the trip in the November 08 Sail magazine available at A Year Afloat With The Family with a slightly different route to the one above, but it gives an idea of the timing involved in the two crossings.
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