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post #9 of Old 01-23-2008
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I've been sailing to the Abacos since '75. We often leave Florida in June, but plan our return by early August. Remember hurricane frequency is a bell curve for the season with the peak around Labor Day. Our rule is that, if a hurricane can reach us within three days, we are seaking safe harbor. We have only been caught once in the Bahamas and were quite safe with 110 kt winds of Erin up the dog leg cut at Settlement Point, West End . Many people faired worst than us on the west shore of Indian River the following day. You can balance risk and still enjoy regatta time in the Abacos! 'take care and joy, Aythya crew
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