Originally Posted by btrayfors
And, they are DANGEROUS. One very recent incident caused the loss of a 45' cruising boat enroute from Florida
, about 100 miles off the coast of Nantucket
Yes, they can be dangerous, but my opinion is that ONLY in the wrong season or in just a few places in the world.
Those being wind
agaist Agulas current
, Bay of Biscay at the continental shelf of the UK, anywhere in the Southern ocean in winter, and the Gulf Stream
in a storm.
Now Bills example from Noonsite... theres obviously an error somewher as one doesnt go to Greece from Florida via Nantucket!
120 miles southeast of the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, when a rogue wave hit ......
were sailing their 45ft boat from Florida to Greece
Now if you run a line from nantucket 100nm or 120, south east what do you find?
In 10 miles the ocean comes up from 2,500 meters to just 109 meters.
Not only that you have a whoel lot of weird underwater canyons....
and doesn't the gulf stream
come in close there?
So yes, rouge waves are about.... but only in some few places and in the 'wrong' season or conditions.
Maybe someone with local knowledge can tell me?