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Re: Sailboat perishes off Hatteras, USCG rescues crew

Good advice....Practical advice...Common sense advice

We travel to New England and the LI Sound every summer for 3 weeks starting in the m middle of August to past Labor day. This is the heart of TS season. Most TS and hurricanes do not travel up the East Coast this far north, but there has been a change in the last few years and while most deal an offshore component, a few have actually targeted these areas.

In our trip planning I keep a wary eye south. We have bailout points north like the Hudson River, Connecticut River, Providence River should the need arise for us to head inland away from tidal surges should one of these storms head up the coast and we cannot get back to the Delaware River in a safe manner. This may even include a storm coming inland in NC many miles south, but affecting ocean conditions for 1500 miles, and it could even turn north.

Its important in that risk analysis scenario that's you have alternatives to choose rather than EVER risk weather situations. TS/ Hurricanes movements are not predictable in pinpoint accuracy like weather fronts and large leeway must given. Why risk it. Easier to stand pat or hide than outthink a named storm. No schedule should override that risk and enter the equation.
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