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IS50 Routes from the Mascarene Islands

IS50 Routes from the Mascarene Islands strongest in June, July, and August. In the cyclone season, which is the most inclement time of year, SE winds are still the most common wind, but they are more moderate in strength and are subject to interruptions by winds from W or NW, or by calms.

Best time: '

October io November

Tropical storms:

November to April

Charts:

BA: 4070

US: 700

Pilots:

BA: 39

US: 170, 171

Waypoints;

Departure ,

Intermediate

landfall

Destination

Distance (M)

IS511 Mauritius SW

IS512 Réunion

Pointe des Galets

128

20*10'SI57e25,E

20'50'S, 55'23'E

20'55'S, 55'18'E

This short passage between the largest two of the Mascarene Islands can be made at any time outside the cyclone season. Most boats stop at the French overseas territory of Réunion on their way to South Africa in October or early November. Many of those who stop in Réunion do so to stock up with French goods and to obtain a South African visa, as there is a South African Consulate in the capital St Dénis. Although such visas are not compulsory for sailors who do not leave their boats while

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