Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-09-2015, 02:52   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Cruising the world
Boat: Peterson Islander 40
Posts: 56
Heading home

G'day

I hope to set sail for the Caribbean in the next few hours. Yes I know it's still the hurricane season, but I've calculated the odds of encounter and they are pretty low. Some times you've just got to do it!

James

PS I can be tracked for a while via AIS. mairinetraffic.com-vesseles-all-Banshe
__________________
She howls like a Banshee
Banshe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2015, 03:16   #2
Registered User
 
levm's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: St. Maarten & Israel
Boat: Grand Soleill 41 - Gali
Posts: 93
Images: 1
Re: Heading home

IMHO it is a mistake (a big mistake) to do the crossing this time of year. The ocean is warmest now and the odds are more than 50% you meet a tropical depression or even a full scale hurricane.
This is based on seven years of working as charter captain in the Caribbean.
Hold your horses and wait (at the very least) till mid November.


May the good winds always be with you
__________________
Sailing together doubles the joy and half the pain
levm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
head

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Heading home! Capt.Alex Monohull Sailboats 0 17-03-2013 19:07
Crew Available: New York area to Europe -> Italy -> Tuscany! Italian backpacker heading home italianbackpack Crew Archives 0 14-04-2012 13:53
Best Stops Heading North Along Atlantic Coast? Sonosailor Atlantic & the Caribbean 22 09-12-2005 07:06
Heading south on our Aloha 34 nautinomad Monohull Sailboats 5 17-11-2004 09:04



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:08.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.