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Old 05-07-2011, 12:20   #1
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Sailing BVI Late September

Hello, was already to book in BVI
have not called the base yet,
but i saw that the wind goes from 15-25
to 5-15 on average, seems concerning to me
moreso then the climate season,
any thoughts from anyone that has sailed this time frame
thanks,
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Old 05-07-2011, 13:00   #2
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Re: SAILING BVI LATE SEPTEMBER

It's absolutely fine all year 'round. You have to watch for hurricanes closely during the season, but there's usually plenty of time to avoid them.

Temperatures only vary by 5 degrees F winter to summer. Winds are a bit lighter in the summer and tend more from the E and ESE, while in winter they take a more northerly slant from the E and ENE, with the occasional norther (the so-called "Christmas Winds").

Bottom line: September is fine.

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Old 05-07-2011, 13:04   #3
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Re: SAILING BVI LATE SEPTEMBER

Thanks much Bill
so the 5-15 ok
quite a change, i just would hate to have no wind or very
little to push a 50.5 foot
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Re: SAILING BVI LATE SEPTEMBER

Winds can be light at any time of year, but generally they aren't. And, as I said, they're generally stronger in the winter and lighter in summer.

You can never be sure, of course, but the averages are with you.

I don't know where you saw the 5-15, but I'd not pay much attention to it (based on over 40 years of sailing down there, much of it in the summer months).

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Re: SAILING BVI LATE SEPTEMBER

Trade winds usually blow about late November - August... from August on who knows what winds we get...
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Re: SAILING BVI LATE SEPTEMBER

great news, i was looking for someone with your experience,
the info was on the moorings site, that is the only charter
i have ever used,,,,been there only in july or august,
always great,,,
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