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Winter crossing of the South Atlantic

By Sue Richards last modified May 22, 2008 05:02 PM

Published: 2008-05-22 17:02:39
Topics: Atlantic Crossing
Countries: Argentina , South Africa

We are contemplating a crossing from Buenos Aires to Capetown, in our Westsail 43 Yawl, in late July or early August. Since this will be a winter crossing, we are interested in your comments. An option for us will be to delay the crossing until next November, as your book suggests.

We are on an extended cruise which has taken us from Seattle, WA down the Pacific to a winter last year in Ushuaia, then to the Falklands, before arriving in this area.

We refer to your book almost daily when contemplating a crossing, and enjoy this website.

Thanks, in advance, for your thoughts.

A winter crossing of the South Atlantic is feasible but not really recommended. The winds for the crossing may be ok, but you may have bad weather approaching S. Africa, so if you are not in a hurry and can wait I'd delay the passage until later in the year.

Whatever you decide, please let us know here at noonsite how it all went.

All the best!

Jimmy Cornell noonsite