IMO the best avoidance strategy is dependent on where you are - in relation to the storm and geographically. In the Atlantic, we know that hurricanes are 'born' southeast of the Caribbean
; they grow up heading WNW through the caribbean
; then tend to veer north to northeast around Florida
. If you are south of Bermuda
for instance, you could potentially find yourself in the dangerous 'right' semi-circle. The standard advice is to not "cross the T" (pass in front of the storm's path), so your avoidance course would be northeast. Then the storm hangs a right at Miami
and you're smack dab in front of the storm, sailing into the dangerous semi. Of course you could head WSW across the path of the storm, predicting that it will alter its heading, and it does the unpredictable, and goes straight to shore - then you're in a hurricane, close to shore, getting peppered with hurricane-spawned tornadoes. Best strategy then is to be in a well-found vessel, well-practised in the art of heaving-to, or running with a series drogue
or what have you.