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What's a "cut and paste" sailor?
Yeah, I was wondering that too

I tend not to use routing books like Jimmy Cornel as I kinda feel I wanna set my own course. Otherwise I would have to call it "Around the World in the Footsteps of Aventura!"

I did screw up going Panama to Galapagos becuse I heard Jimmy recommended going south outta Panama city instead of the rhumb line.
I went the rhumb line.
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I was looking at the St Martin/Gibraltar run a few years ago and would do it rhumb line on a modern boat that can point ok. Definitely on a fast cruiser or racing boat. In reality, rhumb line means heading a bit north anyway as you would stay on port tack and be hard on the wind. Current is (if I remember) 1/2 a knot against instead of variable current for those going near Bermuda.


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Yeah, I was wondering that too

In reality, rhumb line means heading a bit north anyway as you would stay on port tack and be hard on the wind. Current is (if I remember) 1/2 a knot against instead of variable current for those going near Bermuda.

....isn't it true that cats go really well hard on the wind with a contrary current?
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....isn't it true that cats go really well hard on the wind with a contrary current?

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Maybe I'm just settin the original poster up for a nice long passage
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What usually happens for me is that I decide early on whether to grab the Gulf Stream or go East of the Bahamas. After that, I decide whether to stop in Bermuda, mostly based on fuel burn.
Uhh, he's leaving from Tortola, Dave - sailing in search of a push from the Gulf Stream would lead to a bit of a circuitous route, no? (grin)
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