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If those are the wind diagrams...most of his track had northerly winds...and that would have made a gulf stream current crossing less than fun.
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It is all true, however the wind was not really a headwind - at least it was not from Monday until about Friday or so. Here is the GRIB picture from Monday and the one from Wednesday (one data point, midnight of that day).


Monday


Wednesday

The winds are SE during the early part of the track, turning NE later. Not much of the "on the nose" component, so there shouldn't be a need for tacking.

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