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Old 24-06-2017, 19:46   #1
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When to Cross the Atlantic

When is the best time of year, and what are the prevailing winds at that time for a crossing from St. John, Nova Scotia to Galway Bay Ireland??
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Re: When to Cross the Atlantic

We crossed from St. John's NFLD-Ireland last year. We went at the end of July. Generally, winds are favorable, but you can get some easterlies associated with a low pressure system.

You definitely want to keep an eye on the tropics while making this trip. We made the stop in St. John's specifically to wait for a favorable departure window, and to make sure there wasn't an early tropical storm looking to recurve and turn into a nasty blow on its way back east.

Anyway, as long as the ice zone allows, I would recommend St. John's as a good departure point. Plus, it's a great town for a visit. Bring fenders, though!
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