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Old 13-03-2013, 06:26   #1
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Hurricane season

We are new to this but hoping to join a boat and will be out in BVI in june to complete a competent crew course. However due to hurricane season approaching is it likely there will be many boats around at this time or would we be best to move somewhere else like Panama??

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Old 13-03-2013, 06:34   #2
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Anywhere under 12th parallel north. Or Any US coast with river where you can hide. Or Islands that benefit of a good mangrova like Martinique, Carriacou... if your boat's draught is short obviously.
And going down to Panama will make very harder the possibility of coming back, check where the wind goes and you'll see where it's smart to go.
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Old 13-03-2013, 06:44   #3
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You should have no problems... Hurricane seasons are not like supermarkets... just because the sign says June 1st does not mean thats when the storms start coming.. June's a pussycat..
You'll be just fine and if your there to learn... fewer boats getting in the way is better...
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Old 13-03-2013, 06:57   #4
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hum first hurricanes usually come in august in the caribbean. It's pretty safe to sail in june and july. If you stay informed on the hurricanes you can stay more or less anywhere and sail to a safe place when a hurricane is declared. I keep in touch with weatherman with my smartphone, a digicel sim card in, and I can check the hurricane evolution through android apps anywhere in the caribbean.
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Old 13-03-2013, 07:12   #5
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Re: Hurricane season

You never know when a tropical system will come along. June is early, but they do happen. There will still be plenty of boats around, just not crazy busy like in the charter season.
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Old 13-03-2013, 07:37   #6
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True they do happen but it's quite seldom. A good sailor always checks the weather forecast anytime of the year .
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Old 13-03-2013, 08:02   #7
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Re: Hurricane season

There were two or three named storms in May last year.

The June Too Soon rhyme is total BS statistically. By that I mean if you get hit by one you are as dead as dying in one in September....

As you are "joining" a boat I guess that means its not your boat. Then it's fine. You get off and get a hotel room if a hurricane is heading your way.

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come to cornwall instead! we never get hurricanes here.......
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buy cheap travel insurance and don't worry anymore about the unlikely possibility of a major storm in june. pete
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Re: Hurricane season

Just as many boats around in June as there are now. August-October are the slower months with September historically being the highest risk of big storms.

Doesn't mean you can't get a storm in June, but you should be able to find a company to do a course with. I can highly recommend Rob Swain's school of sailing.
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come to cornwall instead! we never get hurricanes here.......
--Just don't be in the beautiful town of Boscastle if the rain clouds form in the east.

PS: you must try the special ice creams.
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--Just don't be in the beautiful town of Boscastle if the rain clouds form in the east.

PS: you must try the special ice creams.
not many places you can go sailing in the caribean,and white river rafting all in the same day...........and the girls a prettier
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Mine in Egloskerry is.
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