I would like to ask for any thoughts or suggestions regarding a transatlantic sail (from Turkey to the Caribbean) in January. We will be sailing a 47' Catamaran.
Thank you for your assistance.
I think it would be easier to come in low and with the equatorial current. Go back the high route. ;-)Cam is wrong. January is great time to cross the Atlantic. However don't do in one hop. Stops can be made at Newfoundland, Greenland, and Iceland. Winter rocks there!!!!!
As Cam said, Wait!!!!!!
FarCry...maybe I am reading this wrong, but are you suggesting that I did not take Jibaro's post seriously? I can assure you I did. January is not a month I would choose to cross the Atlantic. As I said a few months later would be better...no earlier than the end of March and April would be better.Jibaro welcome to Sailnet I see this is your first post. I am sure your question is appreciated, even by the moderator.
Precisely. The Med is not much more hospitable during winter than the Atlantic, maybe less so.As SD says...maybe January is not a bad time to begin to make your way across the Med...but I rather doubt that unless you are going to make a series of discrete hops when a weather window presents itself.