Caribbean 1500: Analyzing the Weather from the Passage South. 20/11/2015
We say this until we’re red in the face, but a passage south from the US East Coast can be brutal. The weather challenges in the fall – with late season hurricanes and early season winter gales – are mighty, and choosing a weather window is a mix of both skill and luck. You’ve got to know what to look for to make a break for it crossing the Gulf Stream. Beyond three or four days though, the forecast accuracy breaks down and it’s somewhat of a crapshoot.This year was an interesting one weather wise, and highlights a few lessons that any cruiser can take away – some new, some as old as the hills.Don’t Depart from New England – And Not Too EarlyDonald Street, the legendary ocean sailor who’s arguable shaped offshore sailing and Caribbean cruising over the past five decades more than anyone... Click here for more info..