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Re: U.S.-Bahamas, Crossing the Stream
Originally Posted by ambitious/rubbish
Anyone have experience doing an offshore leg from Hilton Head, SC to Jacksonville, FL? In current conditions the Gulf Stream is far enough offshore there to run inside of it, probably on a counter current. Does a North wind create problems for being offshore if you're not on the Gulf Stream?
You'll be well inside the GS. Current seems to be variable inside, sometimes against you, sometimes with depending on where you are but not very strong. Check Sailing Weather - Marine Weather Forecasts for Sailors and Adventurers - PassageWeather
This time of the year NW/N winds become more frequent. If in the GS they can be dangerous.
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Last edited by smurphny; 10-17-2013 at 09:58 AM.