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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Gentleman's Guide to Passages South

The Gentleman's Guide to Passages South by Bruce Van Sant.

The cruisers "Bible" for travelling between Florida and Venezuela! Our copy is the Sixth Edition, it is packed with helpful advice for any cruiser planning to head to the Caribbean via the Bahamas. I am going to upgrade to the spiral bound edition, this will make for easy reference and use on passage.

We have read and heard of many tales of woe from people heading down the "Thorny Path". We have also heard from people who completed the journey without too much drama. This led me to start researching the topic in a hope to be better prepared for the day when we take on the Thorny Path.

Reading Van Sant's book has resulted in the realization that sailing into the Trades in Winter will not be easy, but it can be done.

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