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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Routes From Georgia to Puerto Rico

Courtney Gorman
 

Thanks Mark and everyone else for the valuable information and insight.  It is much appreciated!
Courtney


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Wed, Aug 2, 2017 9:06 am
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Routes From Georgia to Puerto Rico

 
Courtney,
 
During that time of year, you will see weather fronts pass through the region one after another and as they pass winds will “clock” around the compass. It takes about 4-6 days for winds to completely clock allowing an eastern passage. My advice would be to sail as far east as possible taking advantage of one the these winter fronts.
 
Selecting the right front is key and having a schedule will not help matters. If you can push east for about 4 days or 500NM you will then be in position to steer 170 and the eastern winds will not be as much of a factor.
 
We used this method when we left the Bahamas and sailed east (really sailed with no motor) to PR. We were not on a schedule so we stopped in TCI and waited for another front so we could continue onto PR. During our eastern passage we  meet several sailors in TCI doing exactly the same, sailing as the fronts passed through and taking advantage of the clocking winds. If you are lucky and patient, you may be able to get back to back fronts.
 
Others have recommended The Gentleman's Guide to Passages South: The Thornless Path to Windward by Bruce Van Sant. We found the book not very helpful and poorly written. Since the book’s publication 3 day forecast have become much more reliable and weather can be obtained via satellite or SSB on a boat. If you can stand to read the egotist’s ramblings, it does contain some helpful information.
 
My second choice would be to sail to Bermuda taking advantage of a good weather window. Then go from Bermuda to PR. I think someone else already suggested this. Leaving Bermuda for PR would be a little easier to get a decent weather window and Bermuda is not a bad place to sit and wait. When leaving Bermuda aim for the BVI as the currents will push you westward.
 
This is my 2 cents worth and as they say on the cruises nets, the decision and course to sail is yours and yours along. Be safe.
 
With best regards,
 
Mark
 
Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Grenada
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 7:19 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Routes From Georgia to Puerto Rico
 
 
Hi Mark looking to make the trip in one leg then Island hop in the Caribbean later in the year.  This is a boat move.
Cheers
Courtney

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Aug 1, 2017 6:50 pm
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Routes From Georgia to Puerto Rico
 
Courtney,
 
Are you looking to make the trip in one leg or island hop? This makes a big difference in recommended routes.
 
 
With best regards,
 
Mark
 
Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Grenada
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 2:29 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Routes From Georgia to Puerto Rico
 
 
Hi all looking for advice and information on routes from Georgia (Brunswick) to Puerto Rico in early December.  Thanks
Courtney
Trippin'


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Routes From Georgia to Puerto Rico

Mark Erdos
 

Courtney,

 

During that time of year, you will see weather fronts pass through the region one after another and as they pass winds will “clock” around the compass. It takes about 4-6 days for winds to completely clock allowing an eastern passage. My advice would be to sail as far east as possible taking advantage of one the these winter fronts.

 

Selecting the right front is key and having a schedule will not help matters. If you can push east for about 4 days or 500NM you will then be in position to steer 170 and the eastern winds will not be as much of a factor.

 

We used this method when we left the Bahamas and sailed east (really sailed with no motor) to PR. We were not on a schedule so we stopped in TCI and waited for another front so we could continue onto PR. During our eastern passage we  meet several sailors in TCI doing exactly the same, sailing as the fronts passed through and taking advantage of the clocking winds. If you are lucky and patient, you may be able to get back to back fronts.

 

Others have recommended The Gentleman's Guide to Passages South: The Thornless Path to Windward by Bruce Van Sant. We found the book not very helpful and poorly written. Since the book’s publication 3 day forecast have become much more reliable and weather can be obtained via satellite or SSB on a boat. If you can stand to read the egotist’s ramblings, it does contain some helpful information.

 

My second choice would be to sail to Bermuda taking advantage of a good weather window. Then go from Bermuda to PR. I think someone else already suggested this. Leaving Bermuda for PR would be a little easier to get a decent weather window and Bermuda is not a bad place to sit and wait. When leaving Bermuda aim for the BVI as the currents will push you westward.

 

This is my 2 cents worth and as they say on the cruises nets, the decision and course to sail is yours and yours along. Be safe.

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 7:19 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Routes From Georgia to Puerto Rico

 

 

Hi Mark looking to make the trip in one leg then Island hop in the Caribbean later in the year.  This is a boat move.

Cheers

Courtney

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Tue, Aug 1, 2017 6:50 pm
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Routes From Georgia to Puerto Rico

 

Courtney,

 

Are you looking to make the trip in one leg or island hop? This makes a big difference in recommended routes.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 2:29 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Routes From Georgia to Puerto Rico

 

 

Hi all looking for advice and information on routes from Georgia (Brunswick) to Puerto Rico in early December.  Thanks

Courtney

Trippin'


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Island Pearl II - 2001 - SM2000 #332 For sale

Massimo Vecchietti
 

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MASSIMO
SM   n°84  Patchouli II 


Il 02 Ago 2017 4:20 AM, "colin.d.streeter@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> ha scritto:
 

It is with a heavy heart that I write this. Island Pearl II is a fully optioned up SM2000 in excellent condition. We are the 2nd owners and she has been carefully looked after since new, ( since factory delivered by the previous owners who employed an Amel technician for 10 yrs to care for her due to their light use), and then by us since late 2011.


Internally looks like she left the factory yesterday, and externally is in very good for age condition with complete new rigging in 2016. Engine hrs 1900, generator hours 1000hrs as till now, she has never been cruised so none of the usual wear and tear on any of the numerous pumps, winches, anchor winch etc etc as in similar aged Amels.


Our intention was to do a circumnavigation, but since departing Brisbane in May this year, Lauren has battled so much with sea sickness every day for 2 months now that she simply cannot continue cruising for health reasons, and I do not particularly wish to continue on around the world alone. We are currently cruising the Spice Islands of Indonesia, all systems (except minor aircon capacitator issue) on board are running flawlessly, and will now head for Bali before deciding where to next. To get an idea of the gear ob board you can see some brief videos of the boat on our trip thus far at www.svislandpearl.com by scrolling down to the bottom of page 1 and looking at our FB site posted there.


The boat is UK registered (EU VAT not paid) and has also been imported Into Australia with duty and GST paid. We are OPEN TO ALL SERIOUS OFFERS so this could be a huge opportunity for someone here to purchase and have me sail her with you to your intended home port pretty much anywhere in the world. I currently have time and love sailing, and the boat is fully ready and loaded to go anywhere! Our intentions from Bali were to either spend time up in Thailand, or to directly cross the Indian ocean headed for Cape Town and the Caribbean.


We depart Banda sailing towards Alor islands & Bali tomorrow so will not have internet for 3 - 4 days. For any interest email me at svislandpearl@... and we will reply with info once we are back in internet range in a few days.


Regretfully


Colin & Lauren Streeter

www.svislandpearl.com




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Island Pearl II - 2001 - SM2000 #332 For sale

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Colin & Lauren,

Sorry you have to put Island Perl for sale.
I hope she will find a new and caring owner soon.

Sincerely, Alexandre



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On Tue, 8/1/17, colin.d.streeter@gmail.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Island Pearl II - 2001 - SM2000 #332 For sale
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 8:20 PM


 









It is with a heavy heart that I write
this. Island Pearl II is a fully optioned up SM2000 in
excellent condition. We are the 2nd owners and she has been
carefully looked after since new, ( since factory delivered
by the previous owners who employed an Amel technician for
10 yrs to care for her due to their light use), and then by
us since late 2011.
Internally looks like she
left the factory yesterday, and externally is in very good
for age condition with complete new rigging in 2016. Engine
hrs 1900, generator hours 1000hrs as till now, she has never
been cruised so none of the usual wear and tear on any of
the numerous pumps, winches, anchor winch etc etc as in
similar aged Amels.
Our intention was to do a
circumnavigation, but since departing Brisbane in May this
year, Lauren has battled so much with sea sickness every day
for 2 months now that she simply cannot continue cruising
for health reasons, and I do not particularly wish to
continue on around the world alone. We are currently
cruising the Spice Islands of Indonesia, all systems (except
minor aircon capacitator issue) on board are running
flawlessly, and will now head for Bali before deciding where
to next. To get an idea of the gear ob board you can see
some brief videos of the boat on our trip thus far at www.svislandpearl.com by
scrolling down to the bottom of page 1 and looking at our FB
site posted there.
The boat is UK registered
(EU VAT not paid) and has also been imported Into Australia
with duty and GST paid. We are OPEN TO ALL SERIOUS OFFERS so
this could be a huge opportunity for someone here to
purchase and have me sail her with you to your intended home
port pretty much anywhere in the world. I currently have
time and love sailing, and the boat is fully ready and
loaded to go anywhere! Our intentions from Bali were to
either spend time up in Thailand, or to directly cross the
Indian ocean headed for Cape Town and the
Caribbean.
We depart Banda sailing
towards Alor islands & Bali tomorrow so will not have
internet for 3 - 4 days. For any interest email me at
svislandpearl@gmail.com and we will reply with info once we
are back in internet range in a few
days.
Regretfully
Colin & Lauren
Streeterwww.svislandpearl.com


Re: Island Pearl II - 2001 - SM2000 #332 For t

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Colin,
That is indeed very sad news.
I hope you think it is the right decision.
Judith doesn't sail voyages with me. I sail, she flies to destinations and meets up for local cruising.
Sure, it's not circumnavigating, but it's better than nothing.
Whatever you ultimately do, I wish you all the best and whoever does eventually buy Island Pearl will be blessed with a seriously good cruising boat.
All the best
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Island Pearl II - 2001 - SM2000 #332 For sale

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hello Colin;
 
Sorry to hear such sad news. We all know how much time, research and preparation goes into making such a plan happen.
 
I'm sure you have already looked into the many solutions available for preventing motion sickness. If you have not, I would suggest taking a serious look at the multitude of options available. We have had several guests on board that have been extremely susceptible to motion sickness, some to the point that they could not even be in a car if the road had any type of curves. We have been able to successfully sail with them through planning and the use of many options available.
 
Also, time is a great asset, when it comes to preventing motion sickness. Our bodies adjust with time, so may be some additional time in concert with available solutions and picking easy cruising plans may be another option that would be worth giving a try.
 
I know motion can be debilitating and an extremely unpleasant feeling, especially if it continues for days and I really do understand how your wife must feel. I just wanted to throw in some options, as the joys of cruising the worlds oceans is a great incentive to overcome the challenges.
 
Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099



From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 9:14 PM
To: colin.d.streeter@... [amelyachtowners]
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Island Pearl II - 2001 - SM2000 #332 For sale

 

Colin, I  am so sorry to hear this. I have followed your impressive preparations and noted the extent you went to to have Island Pearl in perfect order. I fpibt if there could be a better prepared Amel out there
I watched your departure with excitement for you in your adventure. 
Do sorry it has come to such an early end
Kind regards
Danny

Sent from my Vodafone Smart

On 2 Aug 2017 13:20, "colin.d.streeter@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:
 

It is with a heavy heart that I write this. Island Pearl II is a fully optioned up SM2000 in excellent condition. We are the 2nd owners and she has been carefully looked after since new, ( since factory delivered by the previous owners who employed an Amel technician for 10 yrs to care for her due to their light use), and then by us since late 2011.


Internally looks like she left the factory yesterday, and externally is in very good for age condition with complete new rigging in 2016. Engine hrs 1900, generator hours 1000hrs as till now, she has never been cruised so none of the usual wear and tear on any of the numerous pumps, winches, anchor winch etc etc as in similar aged Amels.


Our intention was to do a circumnavigation, but since departing Brisbane in May this year, Lauren has battled so much with sea sickness every day for 2 months now that she simply cannot continue cruising for health reasons, and I do not particularly wish to continue on around the world alone. We are currently cruising the Spice Islands of Indonesia, all systems (except minor aircon capacitator issue) on board are running flawlessly, and will now head for Bali before deciding where to next. To get an idea of the gear ob board you can see some brief videos of the boat on our trip thus far at www.svislandpearl.com by scrolling down to the bottom of page 1 and looking at our FB site posted there.


The boat is UK registered (EU VAT not paid) and has also been imported Into Australia with duty and GST paid. We are OPEN TO ALL SERIOUS OFFERS so this could be a huge opportunity for someone here to purchase and have me sail her with you to your intended home port pretty much anywhere in the world. I currently have time and love sailing, and the boat is fully ready and loaded to go anywhere! Our intentions from Bali were to either spend time up in Thailand, or to directly cross the Indian ocean headed for Cape Town and the Caribbean.


We depart Banda sailing towards Alor islands & Bali tomorrow so will not have internet for 3 - 4 days. For any interest email me at svislandpearl@... and we will reply with info once we are back in internet range in a few days.


Regretfully


Colin & Lauren Streeter

www.svislandpearl.com




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Island Pearl II - 2001 - SM2000 #332 For sale

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Colin, I  am so sorry to hear this. I have followed your impressive preparations and noted the extent you went to to have Island Pearl in perfect order. I fpibt if there could be a better prepared Amel out there
I watched your departure with excitement for you in your adventure. 
Do sorry it has come to such an early end
Kind regards
Danny

Sent from my Vodafone Smart

On 2 Aug 2017 13:20, "colin.d.streeter@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

It is with a heavy heart that I write this. Island Pearl II is a fully optioned up SM2000 in excellent condition. We are the 2nd owners and she has been carefully looked after since new, ( since factory delivered by the previous owners who employed an Amel technician for 10 yrs to care for her due to their light use), and then by us since late 2011.


Internally looks like she left the factory yesterday, and externally is in very good for age condition with complete new rigging in 2016. Engine hrs 1900, generator hours 1000hrs as till now, she has never been cruised so none of the usual wear and tear on any of the numerous pumps, winches, anchor winch etc etc as in similar aged Amels.


Our intention was to do a circumnavigation, but since departing Brisbane in May this year, Lauren has battled so much with sea sickness every day for 2 months now that she simply cannot continue cruising for health reasons, and I do not particularly wish to continue on around the world alone. We are currently cruising the Spice Islands of Indonesia, all systems (except minor aircon capacitator issue) on board are running flawlessly, and will now head for Bali before deciding where to next. To get an idea of the gear ob board you can see some brief videos of the boat on our trip thus far at www.svislandpearl.com by scrolling down to the bottom of page 1 and looking at our FB site posted there.


The boat is UK registered (EU VAT not paid) and has also been imported Into Australia with duty and GST paid. We are OPEN TO ALL SERIOUS OFFERS so this could be a huge opportunity for someone here to purchase and have me sail her with you to your intended home port pretty much anywhere in the world. I currently have time and love sailing, and the boat is fully ready and loaded to go anywhere! Our intentions from Bali were to either spend time up in Thailand, or to directly cross the Indian ocean headed for Cape Town and the Caribbean.


We depart Banda sailing towards Alor islands & Bali tomorrow so will not have internet for 3 - 4 days. For any interest email me at svislandpearl@... and we will reply with info once we are back in internet range in a few days.


Regretfully


Colin & Lauren Streeter

www.svislandpearl.com




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Island Pearl II - 2001 - SM2000 #332 For sale

John Clark
 

I am so sorry for you and your wife.  But as Bill says you are a very good Amelian and you should have zero trouble finding someone to adopt OP.

I wish you a quick and heartache free transition.

Regards John

John Clark
SV Annie SM 37
Charleston SC

On Aug 1, 2017 9:53 PM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Good luck Colin. I hope that Island Pearl's new owners are exceptionally good owners like you and Lauren.

Whenever someone looking for an Amel asks my opinion of what to look for, I always tell them to look at the owners first. Amel made a great boat in your Super Maramu and you have kept it in almost new condition. The new owners of Island Pearl will be very, very lucky.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970





On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 8:20 PM, colin.d.streeter@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

It is with a heavy heart that I write this. Island Pearl II is a fully optioned up SM2000 in excellent condition. We are the 2nd owners and she has been carefully looked after since new, ( since factory delivered by the previous owners who employed an Amel technician for 10 yrs to care for her due to their light use), and then by us since late 2011.


Internally looks like she left the factory yesterday, and externally is in very good for age condition with complete new rigging in 2016. Engine hrs 1900, generator hours 1000hrs as till now, she has never been cruised so none of the usual wear and tear on any of the numerous pumps, winches, anchor winch etc etc as in similar aged Amels.


Our intention was to do a circumnavigation, but since departing Brisbane in May this year, Lauren has battled so much with sea sickness every day for 2 months now that she simply cannot continue cruisin g for health reasons, and I do not particularly wish to continue on around the world alone. We are currently cruising the Spice Islands of Indonesia, all systems (except minor aircon capacitator issue) on board are running flawlessly, and will now head for Bali before deciding where to next. To get an idea of the gear ob board you can see some brief videos of the boat on our trip thus far at www.svislandpearl.com by scrolling down to the bottom of page 1 and looking at our FB site posted there.


The boat is UK registered (EU VAT not paid) and has also been imported Into Australia with duty and GST paid. We are OPEN TO ALL SERIOUS OFFERS so this could be a huge opportunity for someone here to purchase and have me sail her with you to your intended home port pretty much anywhere in the world. I currently have time and love sailing, and the boat is fully ready and lo aded to go anywhere! Our intentions from Bali were to either spend time up in Thailand, or to directly cross the Indian ocean headed for Cape Town and the Caribbean.


We depart Banda sailing towards Alor islands & Bali tomorrow so will not have internet for 3 - 4 days. For any interest email me at svislandpearl@... and we will reply with info once we are back in internet range in a few days.


Regretfully


Colin & Lauren Streeter

www.svislandpearl.com






Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Island Pearl II - 2001 - SM2000 #332 For sale

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Good luck Colin. I hope that Island Pearl's new owners are exceptionally good owners like you and Lauren.

Whenever someone looking for an Amel asks my opinion of what to look for, I always tell them to look at the owners first. Amel made a great boat in your Super Maramu and you have kept it in almost new condition. The new owners of Island Pearl will be very, very lucky.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970





On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 8:20 PM, colin.d.streeter@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

It is with a heavy heart that I write this. Island Pearl II is a fully optioned up SM2000 in excellent condition. We are the 2nd owners and she has been carefully looked after since new, ( since factory delivered by the previous owners who employed an Amel technician for 10 yrs to care for her due to their light use), and then by us since late 2011.


Internally looks like she left the factory yesterday, and externally is in very good for age condition with complete new rigging in 2016. Engine hrs 1900, generator hours 1000hrs as till now, she has never been cruised so none of the usual wear and tear on any of the numerous pumps, winches, anchor winch etc etc as in similar aged Amels.


Our intention was to do a circumnavigation, but since departing Brisbane in May this year, Lauren has battled so much with sea sickness every day for 2 months now that she simply cannot continue cruisin g for health reasons, and I do not particularly wish to continue on around the world alone. We are currently cruising the Spice Islands of Indonesia, all systems (except minor aircon capacitator issue) on board are running flawlessly, and will now head for Bali before deciding where to next. To get an idea of the gear ob board you can see some brief videos of the boat on our trip thus far at www.svislandpearl.com by scrolling down to the bottom of page 1 and looking at our FB site posted there.


The boat is UK registered (EU VAT not paid) and has also been imported Into Australia with duty and GST paid. We are OPEN TO ALL SERIOUS OFFERS so this could be a huge opportunity for someone here to purchase and have me sail her with you to your intended home port pretty much anywhere in the world. I currently have time and love sailing, and the boat is fully ready and lo aded to go anywhere! Our intentions from Bali were to either spend time up in Thailand, or to directly cross the Indian ocean headed for Cape Town and the Caribbean.


We depart Banda sailing towards Alor islands & Bali tomorrow so will not have internet for 3 - 4 days. For any interest email me at svislandpearl@... and we will reply with info once we are back in internet range in a few days.


Regretfully


Colin & Lauren Streeter

www.svislandpearl.com





Island Pearl II - 2001 - SM2000 #332 For sale

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

It is with a heavy heart that I write this. Island Pearl II is a fully optioned up SM2000 in excellent condition. We are the 2nd owners and she has been carefully looked after since new, ( since factory delivered by the previous owners who employed an Amel technician for 10 yrs to care for her due to their light use), and then by us since late 2011.


Internally looks like she left the factory yesterday, and externally is in very good for age condition with complete new rigging in 2016. Engine hrs 1900, generator hours 1000hrs as till now, she has never been cruised so none of the usual wear and tear on any of the numerous pumps, winches, anchor winch etc etc as in similar aged Amels.


Our intention was to do a circumnavigation, but since departing Brisbane in May this year, Lauren has battled so much with sea sickness every day for 2 months now that she simply cannot continue cruising for health reasons, and I do not particularly wish to continue on around the world alone. We are currently cruising the Spice Islands of Indonesia, all systems (except minor aircon capacitator issue) on board are running flawlessly, and will now head for Bali before deciding where to next. To get an idea of the gear ob board you can see some brief videos of the boat on our trip thus far at www.svislandpearl.com by scrolling down to the bottom of page 1 and looking at our FB site posted there.


The boat is UK registered (EU VAT not paid) and has also been imported Into Australia with duty and GST paid. We are OPEN TO ALL SERIOUS OFFERS so this could be a huge opportunity for someone here to purchase and have me sail her with you to your intended home port pretty much anywhere in the world. I currently have time and love sailing, and the boat is fully ready and loaded to go anywhere! Our intentions from Bali were to either spend time up in Thailand, or to directly cross the Indian ocean headed for Cape Town and the Caribbean.


We depart Banda sailing towards Alor islands & Bali tomorrow so will not have internet for 3 - 4 days. For any interest email me at svislandpearl@... and we will reply with info once we are back in internet range in a few days.


Regretfully


Colin & Lauren Streeter

www.svislandpearl.com




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Routes From Georgia to Puerto Rico

Courtney Gorman
 

Hi Mark looking to make the trip in one leg then Island hop in the Caribbean later in the year.  This is a boat move.
Cheers
Courtney


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Tue, Aug 1, 2017 6:50 pm
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Routes From Georgia to Puerto Rico

 
Courtney,
 
Are you looking to make the trip in one leg or island hop? This makes a big difference in recommended routes.
 
 
With best regards,
 
Mark
 
Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Grenada
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 2:29 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Routes From Georgia to Puerto Rico
 
 
Hi all looking for advice and information on routes from Georgia (Brunswick) to Puerto Rico in early December.  Thanks
Courtney
Trippin'


Re: Routes From Georgia to Puerto Rico

greatketch@...
 

Courtney,

Some information you did not supply, but is critical for a recommendation. How long do you want this trip to take?  Where in PR do you plan to make landfall? If you insist on doing it in one, in as short a time as possible go it WILL be tough.  You will be close hauled most all the way, and the tradewinds can be brutal going the wrong way.  If you have never tried such an upwind passage, I assure you it is much more uncomfortable than you imagine.  This is NOT a trip do for fun, but because you have to, or because you do not know any better.

Some recommendations you have gotten here are not exactly wrong, but will result in what--to me--would be a very unpleasant trip.  With care, patience, and planning it does not need to be a "Thorny Path". The book you NEED to have is "Passages South, The Thornless Path To Windward." by Bruce Van Sant.  Even if you do not follow his advice, he is clear about what you are going to be dealing with and strategies on how to make it as easy as possible.  I'll warn you though, as an author he is cranky old cuss, and the book is self-edited, so is not always easy to read.  But it is worth the effort.  There is a LOT to consider, and it is impossible to summarize all the pros and cons in a one page email.

We worked our way along that route this past winter, (Late December to February) pretty closely following Van Sant's advice.  We NEVER had a rough beat into the wind.  It took us weeks, waiting for weather windows in various places, but it was a delightful trip. Sometimes we waited just because we liked where we were.  On average we probably waited for weather three days out of four.

We left from FtL, crossed to Cat Cay, from there across the Bank to Chub Cay, then to New Providence, followed by Allen Cay, Shroud Cay, Big Majors Spot, Mayaguana, Turks and Cacos, and from there we got a perfect weather window for a three day jump straight to Mayaguez on the west coast of PR.  

That trip took a few days less than two months.  Easy sailing every step of the way because we waited for the weather to go our way.  

If you like, you can follow those steps along in our blog, I hope the information in it is useful. I tried to include my weather thinking as we were making decisions along the way. http://fetchinketch.net

I am not a delivery captain, I never travel on a schedule.  I would never plan a long upwind passage in the tradewinds.  It is NOT my idea of fun. Other people DO enjoy that kind of thing.  More power to them. I'll go 1000 miles out of my way to avoid a week long beat into 25 knot winds.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Bar Harbor, Maine.


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Hi all looking for advice and information on routes from Georgia (Brunswick) to Puerto Rico in early December.  Thanks
Courtney
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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Routes From Georgia to Puerto Rico

Porter McRoberts
 

Thinking of doing the same—— out of fort lauderdale.
would you risk it as early as mid october?

Always appreciate your insights!

Porter

Porter McRoberts
S/V Ibis: Amel 54-#152
Ft. Lauderdale
www.fouribis.com
portermcroberts@...







On Aug 1, 2017, at 5:21 PM, Ric Gottschalk ric@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Courtney,

Rule is to stay North of 25 (till the butter melts), then turn right on “route 65”. Because of the set of the Gulf Stream to the North you can generally add 10 degrees of Southing.. Xmas winds (westerly) generally are below  below 25 and as low as 19-23 degrees lat. Bermuda is too far North, but enjoyable.  Bottom line-a nice sail.

Ric Gottschalk

Bali Hai SN 24

Annapolis

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 2:29 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Routes From Georgia to Puerto Rico

 

  

Hi all looking for advice and information on routes from Georgia (Brunswick) to Puerto Rico in early December.  Thanks

Courtney

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Routes From Georgia to Puerto Rico

Courtney Gorman
 

Thanks



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From: "Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 8/1/17 4:29 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Routes From Georgia to Puerto Rico

 

I'd cross the stream and sail outside the Bahamas.  You can sail inside the stream to Ft Lauderdale and cross there to Bimini and further E if the winds are better for you that way.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy
St Michaels MD

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
Panama cell: +507-61171896
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Aug 1, 2017, at 2:28 PM, Courtney Gorman Itsfun1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi all looking for advice and information on routes from Georgia (Brunswick) to Puerto Rico in early December.  Thanks

Courtney
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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Routes From Georgia to Puerto Rico

Ric Gottschalk <ric@...>
 

Courtney,

Rule is to stay North of 25 (till the butter melts), then turn right on “route 65”. Because of the set of the Gulf Stream to the North you can generally add 10 degrees of Southing.. Xmas winds (westerly) generally are below  below 25 and as low as 19-23 degrees lat. Bermuda is too far North, but enjoyable.  Bottom line-a nice sail.

Ric Gottschalk

Bali Hai SN 24

Annapolis

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 2:29 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Routes From Georgia to Puerto Rico

 

 

Hi all looking for advice and information on routes from Georgia (Brunswick) to Puerto Rico in early December.  Thanks

Courtney

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Routes From Georgia to Puerto Rico

Stephen Davis
 

Hi Courtney,

I've done exactly that route once about 10 years ago while helping to deliver a friends 44' Cat. It will not be a pleasant trip, as the wind tends to be on your nose the whole way. If you are really committed to this route, I suggest you read Bruce Van Sant's book "The Gentleman's Guide to Passages South" to help with a strategy to ease the pain a bit. 

I'd suggest you take an easy trip up to the Chesapeake in the fall, and possibly join the Salty Dawg rally from Hampton to the BVI around Nov 1st. This is a much easier trip, and if you want to head to PR, just adjust your course a few degrees at the end. We did exactly that, and completed the trip in 9 days. The Salty Dawgs offer free weather routing from Chris Parker, some great seminars, and even better parties. You also can't beat the price, as it is free, or something like $250 if you join the Salty Dawgs, and for that, they offer enough negotiated discounts to more than reimburse you. Most years they have 80+ boats heading down. 

Best of luck on your trip south. 

Steve Davis
Aloha SM72
Aruba

On Aug 1, 2017, at 14:28, Courtney Gorman Itsfun1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi all looking for advice and information on routes from Georgia (Brunswick) to Puerto Rico in early December.  Thanks

Courtney
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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Routes From Georgia to Puerto Rico

Mark Erdos
 

Courtney,

 

Are you looking to make the trip in one leg or island hop? This makes a big difference in recommended routes.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 2:29 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Routes From Georgia to Puerto Rico

 

 

Hi all looking for advice and information on routes from Georgia (Brunswick) to Puerto Rico in early December.  Thanks

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Routes From Georgia to Puerto Rico

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

I did it the hard way I guess, but I am solo so maximum 24 hours sailing
Bahamas (Grand Bahama, Berry Island, Nassau, Exumas)
Then against the wind for Turks & Caicos (beautiful place)
Then took the advantage of a cold front (north wind) to sail straight to Samana.
Then another cold front to San Juan

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Port de Plaisance de Gustavia, Saint Barthélémy, FWI



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On Tue, 8/1/17, Kent Robertson karkauai@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Routes From Georgia to Puerto Rico
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 3:29 PM


 









I'd cross the stream and sail outside
the Bahamas.  You can sail inside the stream to Ft
Lauderdale and cross there to Bimini and further E if the
winds are better for you that way.KentSM 243KristySt Michaels MD

Kent RobertsonS/V
Kristy
karkauai@yahoo.comPanama
cell: +507-61171896USA cell:
828-234-6819
On Aug 1,
2017, at 2:28 PM, Courtney Gorman Itsfun1@aol.com
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:
















 






Hi all looking for advice and information on
routes from Georgia (Brunswick) to Puerto Rico in early
December.  Thanks
Courtney

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Routes From Georgia to Puerto Rico

karkauai
 

I'd cross the stream and sail outside the Bahamas.  You can sail inside the stream to Ft Lauderdale and cross there to Bimini and further E if the winds are better for you that way.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy
St Michaels MD

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
Panama cell: +507-61171896
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Aug 1, 2017, at 2:28 PM, Courtney Gorman Itsfun1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi all looking for advice and information on routes from Georgia (Brunswick) to Puerto Rico in early December.  Thanks

Courtney
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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Routes From Georgia to Puerto Rico

Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@...>
 

Courtney

You have 3 choices for route planning:

  1. Go south then east to Puerto Rico. Don Street has published a book on this passage called the Thorny Passage with good reason. Mostly motoring into seas and wind and it can be rough.
  2. Sail down to the ABC's and then back up to PR. Long trip
  3. Sail to Bermuda and anchor in St George Harbour. 3 - 4 days. Then south to PR 5-7 Days.

Paul LaFrance

Former owner of Nomad1 SM #362

Currently in Savannah GA




From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of Courtney Gorman Itsfun1@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 12:28 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Routes From Georgia to Puerto Rico
 
 

Hi all looking for advice and information on routes from Georgia (Brunswick) to Puerto Rico in early December.  Thanks

Courtney
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