The Great Southern Route : 2010 - 2011
the principal island of Mahé. Together, Mahé, Praslin and La Digue form the Seychelles' cultural and economic hub and, between them, host the vast majority of the nation's accommodation and leisure facilities. These range from exclusive five-star resorts and exquisite island hideaways where the optimum in comfort, service and amenities conspire 1.5 knots that develop in line with the trade winds and producing a swell that is generally moderate. I would add that sailing within the inner islands is very picturesque, easy and safe with many secure moorings and sailing distances of under 30 nautical miles. The other principal islands, Praslin and La Digue, and their various satellite isles are just a few hours pleasant sailing from GENERALLY SPEAKING, THE cusps of the trade winds produce fairly wind-free conditions throughout April and again in October. Tides are semi-diurnal and asymmetrical with a gap of nearly six hours between high and low tide. The tidal range is as high as two metres at spring tide and as low as 0.9 metres at neap tide. You will the Seychelles subject to only mild currents averaging By: Glynn Burridge Sailing the Seychelles CAPTAIN'S LOG THE SEYCHELLES 074 | GSR You will find the Seychelles are pretty much a year-round destination with the year divided between two opposing trade winds: the northwest trades averaging eight to twelve knots and blowing from November to March with the slightly brisker southeast trades appearing between May and September with an average speed of between 10 and 20 knots.
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