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Originally Posted by snowflake123 View Post
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and to be honest. you are the ones why people avoid forums like this. you can only critizize, make things look bad, put stuff in the way. try to be more helpful, i will certainly do you well.

if there´s atime to cross from the azores, then it´s end of nov, beginning of dec. you all know that. it´s not a day on the pond, yes, but it´s the best time.

and now, please...let it go..
Well, certainly not. I think you are referring to the period out of Hurricane season (from June to November), but these are not the only Atlantic storms.

Certainly, end of November or December it is a good time to cross the pond, but not from Açores. On Açores, from October to Mars you are in the rain and stormy season. With a 36ft cat, to cruise the Atlantic you need fair weather and should not risk crossing in a season and in a place where you have a good chance to meet with really bad weather. On this season some of the Islands remain sometimes completely isolated for weeks. The weather is just too bad to risk a crossing and this guys are good sailors. Just look in what conditions they cross and imagine the conditions when they don't risk a crossing :

YouTube - Cruzeiro no Mau tempo

The right time to cross from Açores is after the stormy and raining season and
before the Hurricane season: April and May.

You can cross the Atlantic in December/January but you should go down 750 miles, till you are in front of the African coast. Normally sailors use Canary Islands has a departing point. That's what ARC does.

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Paulo
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