revised April 2016
As usual, plans are made to have something to change…
For the first years we are quite sure about where to sail. But later on it becomes more difficult to make any plans.
2016 starts in Japan, Tannowa Marina south of Osaka, sailing westbound in Seto Naikai out to Japan Sea. There we head North to Hokkaido, waiting for favorable winds for the Alutiens, Alaska. We will spend the summer in Alaska down to Canada BC. Here we will either stop for the winter or if the weather is good continue along US west coast to Mexico arriving November/December.
2017 depends on if we have succeeded to continue south or if we are wintering in BC. If we have wintered in BC we will start in March exploring the Gulf islands and Puget sound, and Vancouver Island west coast during the summer.
In early fall we will head south to San Francisco, San Diego ending up in Mexico in late November.
2018 (or 2017 if we were able to continue south already 2016)
Mexico and Costa Rica, heading south west in April.
Either to Galapagos and Marquesas down to Chile, or a more direct route south close to Easter Island to Chile arriving Valdivia or Puerto Montt in June. Spring and part of summer will then be spent in Patagonia arriving Ushuaia in November.
2019 (or 2018)
Falkland Islands and South Georgia are the main goal this year, the big question is how to manage before the southern hemisphere fall, in March.
One scenario is that we arrive Falkland Islands in late November the previous year and continue to South Georgia in January, leaving for South Africa in early March. From South Africa we will head north up the Atlantic Ocean to northern Brazil arriving in the Caribbean in late December.
Then further north along US East coast, Greenland, Iceland and east. But now it becomes even more difficult to predict the time plan…