We sailed from Panama to Chile in 2002/3 and then spent two seasons in Chile, mainly in and around the Beagle Channel. Can't say enough about it. The best sailing experiences in 40 years of sailing and a Supermaramu is the perfect boat for those conditions.
The standard passage is to leave Panama and head southwest in a wide arc and come back east around about Chiloe. However, friends of ours encouraged us to take the coastal route, against the prevailing wind and Humboldt current. Neither is a problem until you get to about 40s and even then you just pick your weather. We made about 90 miles good each day and were the only yacht to make the whole passage that year. Panama to Salinas in Ecuador we largely made under engine. It's doldrums country, flat calm for 6 days. We put Pen Azen ashore in Ecuador for 5 months while we backpacked around the country. Then to Peru where we anchored off Callao for a month and then we coast hopped . Very few ports, but every now and then you come across a little north facing bay where the Clube de Yates ( whose members generally only have little motor boats) will give you a wonderful welcome.
I could write reams about our experiences. Easier to chat if you have lots of questions. Email me on penazen@... if you would like to do so and we can fix a time. We are in London so GMT at the moment.
Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Greece
From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of jamescromie@... [amelyachtowners] Sent: 27 January 2019 19:25
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Any Amel owners who have sailed to Chile from Panama?
Hello everyone -
I'm interested to know if there are any Amel owners who have sailed to Southern Chile from Panama along the Pacific coast of South America. If so, I'd love to hear about your experience.