Rage conditions that shut down the Whale Cay passage are rare in June. The cruiser's net mentioned above, does indeed give conditions, but with your plans you may be out of VHF
range until you are almost there. It's NE winds associated with the later part of a cold front that shut it down, so keeping an eye to the forecast
will give you a pretty good idea without hearing specific reports. I've gone through there in much smaller boats in the preceeding NW or even N winds of 20 knots or more.
vessels with their lower draft
, however often take either the don't rock pass or the pass just inside Whale Cay, instead of doing the Whale. I've even done that in a few times in shallower draft
sailboats. Dodge's guidbook to the Abacos gives information on both. These are generally not alternatives in rage conditions, just shorter optons that stay in the sea of abaco
available to shallower draft boats.
I've been throught the cut at Little Harbour a couple times and felt it was wide and straight forward. I'd do it at night if I scouted it first during the day, pluging in GPS
coordinates. With your SOG, there should be no need for that though. I imagine it would suffer from similar rage conditions that many of the cuts that side of the bank do, I have however, also exited there on a north wind
, to get a nice ride south.
Have a great trip!