I've been a lurker for awhile. I don't sail, although I hope to learn some day.
I'm working on a story that includes a very experienced sailor. In my story he will be sailing from the north eastern US seaboard to the Caribbean
in the late fall
(He's fleeing either the Boston area or somewhere on the Chesapeake Bay
in a roaring fit of escapist pique, but that's probably not relevant to any info you might be able to share ;-) )
I don't know much of anything about trade
winds or if this is even possible, but I'm going to assume it's possible, even if ill advised.
If anyone is willing, I'd like to know what kind of weather
and seas he might run into. I suspect conditions can vary, but anything you can share would be useful.
Thank you all. I love reading the forums
, honestly, and I've learned a huge amount.