Interested in gettting a boat back from Costa Rica, where can I find information about the route back. Distance? Weather in July an issue? Approximate distance? Also, would be looking to recruit a more experienced sailor for the journey.
General consensus from people I have spoken to who have crossed the Gulf is 4-5 days (for the Gulf) depending on weather and winds. In July, what would worry me is the threat of hurricanes and you not being able to get to port in time. Yes, we usually don't get big storms until late August and into the fall but this year the water temp is very warm, very early. Is there any way you can delay until November?
I'll be sailing past Costa Rica in a few weeks heading south. I originated in Kemah, TX on the Gulf Coast. I did the crossing in big winds from Kemah, TX to Isla Mujers, Mexico in five days four hours, but 5 - 8 days is the ordinary.
Mileage will be around 1300 nautical miles give or take depending on your route. You could do it in very few stops in as little as a week in a half if weather cooperates or it could take a month or more. July down here is a bad time for this trip due to potentially very strong trades and the more rare, but possible early season hurricane.