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Old 20-05-2011, 18:24   #1
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Trade Winds

I want to single hand by boat from Cape Lookout, NC to the Virgin Islands around the beginning of November, weather permitting. I'll try for as much Easting as I can before turning South. At what latitude can I expect the Easterly Trades to appear? Obviously I want to get to warmer weather as soon as posssible but I don't want to end up fighting the the Trades.

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They call it Route 66.... head for Bermuda and hang a right just before if you don't fancy stopping.... then its downhill all the way...
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Re: Trade Winds

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At what latitude can I expect the Easterly Trades to appear?
On average somewhere just below 30N.

Below is section of November pilot chart.
Length of arrow is % of time wind is from that direction
Number of feathers is average wind speed in B force
Number in center is % of times calm.
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