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I'm planing a trip in my 40 ft sailboat hugging the coast all the way from corpus to progreso, atlantic side. Can anyone recomend some ports of call en route?
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Once you get past Brownsville, TX, IIRC, there ain't a whole lot of ports to choose from—like NONE. IMHO, you'd probably be better off going down into the caribbean and then cutting across to the Yucatan.

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Having made the Galveston and Corpus to Isla Mujeres trip several times, here are my thoughts. If you hug the coastline, you'll have the wind on your nose all the way to Vera Cruz. Cut across the Gulf and you'll not only have somewhat better sailing winds, you'll cut about 400 miles off your trip.
Since you'll be puting into some Mexican ports, be sure your passport is up to date and that your boat is CG documented (state registration is worthless in Mexico.), no firearms and if you if you don't speak at least Spanglish, take a good Engslih/Spanish conversational dictionary with you.

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hi,
yeh , i wanted to take a look down into tampico etc , may have to cross gulf. Am british , what does cg stand for?

thanks for help
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Having made the Galveston and Corpus to Isla Mujeres trip several times, here are my thoughts. If you hug the coastline, you'll have the wind on your nose all the way to Vera Cruz. Cut across the Gulf and you'll not only have somewhat better sailing winds, you'll cut about 400 miles off your trip.
Since you'll be puting into some Mexican ports, be sure your passport is up to date and that your boat is CG documented (state registration is worthless in Mexico.), no firearms and if you if you don't speak at least Spanglish, take a good Engslih/Spanish conversational dictionary with you.
Not to hijack the thread, but how long did the Galveston to Isla Mujeres trip take?
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Not to hijack the thread, but how long did the Galveston to Isla Mujeres trip take?
From the Galveston jetties, it's about 850 miles and it us just over eight days the last time

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hi,
yeh , i wanted to take a look down into tampico etc , may have to cross gulf. Am british , what does cg stand for?

thanks for help
CG is Coast Guard

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