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Old 01-11-2013, 20:27   #1
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Caribbean 1500 weather

They depart on Sunday (the 3rd).

Looks like decent weather for the start +20kts from the NW . . . Fast sailing but Perhaps a bit bouncy across the Gulf Stream. Should go as fast as possible and stay well east of the gc route because . . .

Then the wind rotates to NE (still keep east of the route) and then E . . . At 20kts . . . That's pretty hard upwind in open ocean waves, unless you have already made I 65 and can turn due south.
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Re: Caribbean 1500 weather

The salty dog rally is scheduled to leave Monday (and the 1500 on Sunday).

I would leave today, about noon, getting a longer period before the winds start to rotate east.

Scheduled departure dates is the one downside of these rally's.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:19   #3
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Re: Caribbean 1500 weather

Sometimes they will move the departure date forward to take advantage of a favorable weather window. And there is nothing to keep you from leaving early if you like...it's just a rally after all.
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Re: Caribbean 1500 weather

The Salty Dawg Rally is now looking at a Wed departure (as of yesterday).
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