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By Sue Richards last modified Sep 26, 2009 07:56 PM

Published: 2009-09-26 19:56:04
Topics: Pacific Ocean East
Countries: Ecuador , Galapagos , Panama

Mindful of your general advice to sail from the canal to Salinas, then to Galapagos (I keep your book handy), the only plan that works for us is to go to the islands first, then to Salinas, where I would have to leave the boat a while before heading on to polynesia.

Distance to Galapagos from Panama is not a problem, but (depending on the ICZ of course) can we expect northerly winds to prevail? Because that would be pretty favorable.

I would appreciate your thoughts.

Best regards,
Mark Brewer
sv Lola


You can easily do what you described - go to Galapagos first, then to Salinas (Puerto Lucia YC in La Libertad is a good place to leave your boat - as I did before I continued into the S. Pacific). Depending on the time of year, you should have fairly good winds from Panama to Galapagos. I write about that in my World Cruising Routes.

Good luck.

Jimmy Cornell