Originally Posted by ssanzone
any info on sailing down the eat coast from boston to florida
this time of year?
beating the entire way? ...
No, not beating the whole way.
Fronts regularly come off the coast every few days this time of year. You'll know one's coming when the light SE breeze begins to build and veers SW then NW. It can be quite strong and gusty at this point. The front will then pass over you, and the winds will usually end up being very strong from the NNE or NE for a while, and the seas will be coming from two or three different directions.
A nice cold front can be a good push for a boat headed south, but it can also be strong enough to break equipment
and scare the bejesus out of inexperienced crew. Make sure you're not rounding Cape Hatteras at the time. And keep out of the Gulf Stream
when winds are from the northerly sectors.