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Re: Interesting Sailboats

Originally Posted by hannah2 View Post
Winds here in Canaries have gone ESE at 25 kts over the last few hours so things are changing. Those boats headed NW are the big guys with full racing crew and can handle going NW up to 34 N to get above low. ....
Not only racing boats went North. Racing boats are going North fast, cruising boats more slowly, but not many, that is true. There is a transat going one and you can use the weather information they provide on line with the cartography:

Cartographie Transat Jacques Vabre 2013 | Suivez la course en direct !

according to this information they will not get more than 24K on the beam and not for long. Off course it can easily gust 30k but on the open Atlantic that should not be a problem even for a cruising crew assuming the boat is not very small.



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Last edited by PCP; 11-26-2013 at 08:02 AM.