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post #35 of Old 11-02-2013
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Re: How to sleep

Originally Posted by JonEisberg View Post
With their {Carib 1500} penchant for routing the fleet down the beach to Hatteras, and crossing the Stream there, given the inshore forecast of NE 25-30 thru Sunday night and seas to 10' thru the following day, that's gonna provide a VERY sporty crossing of the Stream for anyone who chooses to do so off Hatteras... I would suggest this might be one year where that tactic would not be advisable...
Which I just don't get. I'm usually at least 100 miles offshore Diamond Shoal by the time I get to the Hatteras latitude.

Certainly things might be bumpy for eight or ten hours and decisions on a CSY 33 might be different than on a Beneteau 49 or a Hallberg-Rassy 43.

Even if you can't point tremendously well you'll be pushed NE by the Gulf Stream.

Which reminds me - Caribbean 1500 is about 30 boats this year. Salty Dawg is 120 or more.

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