Originally Posted by sneuman
" We go through, on average, about four or five gales per year, only one of which is uncomfortable."
Well, Fattys chewin' the fat and in this line its full of it. 2009/2010 we sailed in the same neck of the woods as Fatty and Carolyn for almost a year and we, ie Wild Card and Sea Life never had one gale.
Because we both sailed in the correct season!
The dates of seasonal weather
windows are in many books
and resources and everyone knows them but many abuse the 'rules'.
Yes there can still be storms any other time of the year but shorter and lower intensity, and of course Fattys right that we will all go through them.
However most are avoidable.
Look at the current
situation: its 26th May and the Hurricane
seaon in the Atlantic "starts" June 1st.
So where am I?
, outside the general hurricane
area. thats 4 days before I 'need' to be.
However not all cruisers do so! Grenada
is empty at the moment. You could swing a cat in the Port Louis Marina and not hit a boat, but it will be full half an hour after the first storm goes through. So everyone is off playing the gambling game
in a year the National Hurricane Center is predictiing "In its 2013 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued today, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center
is forecasting an active or extremely active season this year." NOAA predicts active 2013 Atlantic hurricane season
Why are cruisers doing something quite insane by staying north in the hurricane belt during Hurricane Season???????????????????????????
Sail only in the right season.