Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
Join Date: May 2006
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Suggest you get hold of Cornell's book, World Cruising Routes. It will tell you where you can go and when you can go there. To go west you have to out of the trade wind belt, either north or south. It is possible, but much harder, and weather not as nice as going west in the trades.
After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.