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Old 28-07-2018, 04:36   #16
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Re: September Atlantic Crossing?

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I thought about this a little today as I drove and was wondering why you want to skip going to the British Isles? No judgement, but you have spent many years in the Med and it would seem to be a shame to pass by a chance to sail the Irish Sea, the Outer Hebrides, etc. And also the Atlantic Coast of France, Spain, and Portugal.

I'd love to get back to the Med, but equally want to cruise the above areas along with the Faroes, Norway, and Sweden.
We started out in the UK back in 2012 and also toured the Baltic countries via cruise ship.
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Old 28-07-2018, 14:17   #17
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Re: September Atlantic Crossing?

August Newfound Land to the Azores.
In August from New Found Land. I might head for the Uk Cape Race to the Lizard. 1600 miles. Give or take. I would even consider a Northern route with a stop in Iceland. Possible even Greenland if weather looked good.
If its not where you want to go. The Azores should be Nice. Id be a lot less concerned about the weather in August than in September. Have a good trip.

Almost everyone else is saying it will be no problem. Have any of them ever crossed the N Atlantic at this time of year. You asked if anyone had crossed at the this time of year. I have. I'm not saying don't go. I am just saying the weather can still be nasty, Be aware. Be prepared. There is a risk of some severe weather. I have given you some ideas of what to look for. hopefully they are helpful.

Read up on TRS. JIK my guess you should be North of any actual TRS track I would expect in August particularly early August they will be less likely to recurve offshore but it can happen. By the tie anything gets up there it will have become a N Atlantic Depression. Most of which will be pushed North passing N Scotland.

You should get a few days warning of a developing problem. Your Boat is probably fast enough to stay out of trouble. Its the N Atlantic even in mid summer it can be ugly. Most Depressions Form up in the Area Just South of Nova Scotia along the Front which is almost always there. Between the warm Atlantic air and the colder arctic air.

More old Mariners tales. A high will push a low a low wont push a high.
My Guess if there is a High of the E US coast you should be good it will keep Them on a southern track. If there is a Low of the E coast recurve is more likely.
Not all the bad weather gets a name. Look out for the term disturbance or wave of Cape Verd. A week or so later its a concern.

I don't know if this is an issue. I would check JIK.
My Insurance covers me offshore all round N America. With a specific Requirement to stay out of areas where named storm are known to occur from June till October. I'd say on a Rumb line from Newfound land to the Azores you were N of the Exclusion. But I'm not an insurance company.
This can be waived I am sure. Otherwise how would boats in Florida get insurance.
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Re: September Atlantic Crossing?

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Not "normal" but many have done it, both to and from. There is nothing against it, beam reach all the way. From Bermuda, you have to go north then hang a right... from NFLD is downhill and may be able to do in one tack if planned properly..

Nfld to Azores = 1600 miles
Bermuda to Azores = 1900 miles + 600 miles from east coast to Bermuda.

Have you?
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