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Revisit Thorny Pass - Strategy

Done this two months ago. It is not too bad just lot of motoring. It was still better than standing on land.

I've got an offer to take a boat from TCI to PR. I am thinking to do this after my Transpac race in July. Despite it is a short trip, this time I want to sail east instead to ES or south. I just need to wait for a 18 to 20 hours window with southeast wind like this one



This will give me enough east to head south thru Mona pass hopefully with the easterly. The boat has no radar, so I will stay off the potential storms from PR. I plan to get off in Boqueron.

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Re: Revisit Thorny Pass - Strategy

I went from Tortola to TCI a few years ago. All downhill sailing.
TCI to PR will still be 2+ days of motoring to weather before being able to head south into Mona Passage.
From my past experience of the shipping that uses Mona Passage I'm not sure that I'd be comfortable trying to take a sailboat without radar through there at night. I know it is do-able, just not in my comfort zone.
Bouqueron sounds great though.

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Re: Revisit Thorny Pass - Strategy

Thanks for the input.

There is not much I can do without the radar when you're just doing a delivery. I get used to sail at night without AIS, radar, auto-helm, masthead wind vane....hahaha, it was not funny at all. Just have to be alert and make the worse into something good.

How bad was the traffics when you did yours, say compared to NY Harbour. LOL.


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