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Re: FL to the Caymans - which route?
I think that just looking at a chart and a pilot chart for the month you want to go, it should be clear enough that going around the west end of Cuba will leave you a hard beat up to the Caymans against the trade winds!
Alternately, you will almost surely get a pasting in the Windward Channel, though you should be going downhill as much as is possible. But then you'll be reaching or running to the Caymans, infinitely preferable to slogging to windward in the Trades, IMO.
As far as encountering the CG, I doubt they have the budget these days to be messing with yachts, especially the ones going the wrong way; in other words toward Columbia!
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
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