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Killarney-Sailor, another consideration is the time limit imposed on foreign boats in Brazil (6 months) and the distances involved along the coast of Brazil. Brazil is a BIG country and the logistics of getting up the Amazon far enough to make the trip really interesting within your 6-month limit is going to be difficult, especially if you want to see some of the coast as well and take in places like Salvador (as you should). A lot of foreign boats stay 6 months in Brazil then stay a spell in Uruguay or Argentina to reset the clock and return again for another 6 months. This way they have enough time to really enjoy some of the coast. Most will leave Brazil heading north to the Caribbean, taking advantage of the prevailing winds and strong north-setting currents in the north of Brazil (only the truly insane try to sail to Brazil from the Caribbean).
Last edited by copacabana; 01-19-2012 at 07:22 AM.