6 GOOD REASONS TO CROSS BRAZIL BEFORE GOING TO THE CARIBBEAN.
1 / Do not do like everyone else.
The goal of offshore sailing is not to go from one side of the ocean to the other, in the middle of hundreds of boats, and end up on the other side in overpopulated anchorages and marinas.
2 / The shortest possible crossing of the Atlantic:
Cape Verde / Fernando de Noronha = 1220 Nm
Cape Verde / Marina Jacaré = 1466 Nm
3 / The Brazilian population is one of the most welcoming populations in the world, with a joie de vivre that nothing seems to be able to change. Once in Brazil, a whole continent is to be discovered and a carnival without equal in the world.
4 / The cost of living in Brazil is cheap for everyday products (restaurant, supermarket, fuel, hotel, taxi, inland travel), minimum half price of the Caribbean.
5 / The boat can stay for two years safely in a place where the risk of cyclones is non-existent and the climate is equal all year round.
6 / When it will be the time to leave Brazil for the Caribbean, you will experience one of the easiest and most enjoyable sailing. It will allow you to beat all your speed records thanks to the favorable current and wind …You will cross Ecuador for the second time, which is always a great moment.You will enjoy exceptional stopovers before leaving the country by going north (such as the island of Lençois, extraordinary little paradise in the dunes) and the Devil’s Islands, St Laurent du Maroni, and Suriname. All this before arriving in Tobago or Granada, one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean.
FALSE REASONS THAT CAN MAKE YOU HESITATE
“You have to cross the doldrums and it’s complicated!”
The doldrums are a headache for offshore runners who cannot use their engines.For us, if we decide to do between 24 and 36 hours of engine full south when entering the area, we quickly recover the SE trade winds and the crossing of the famous doldrums area will be done with some refreshing showers under the squalls.
“Brazil is an insecure country.”
The violence and insecurity in Brazil are concentrated in the favelas, and in 90% of cases, the people are involved in drugs dealing. The problems with the tourists, and in particular in navigation are much less frequent than in the Caribbean, and one can sail along the coasts without fear, in complete safety. This is why it is difficult to understand the rush of some sailors to go to the Caribbean without enjoying this extraordinary and exotic country! Once in the Caribbean, it is very difficult to return to Brazil.
SO?… WELCOME TO BRAZIL!! COME AND ENJOY THE HAPPY BRAZILIAN LIFESTYLE!!