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Originally Posted by TQA View Post
It is all to do with the Azores high and the trade wind belt. The best time is April May when the belt should be well North. If It is delivery it might be possible to skirt just North of the Canaries and head across for about 2000 miles before heading towards Bermuda. From Bermuda to the NE USA you 'should' be in SWs.

The Northerly route is a non starter unless you can motor most of the way.
I need a copy of the Atlantic crossing guide ..

Northerly .. motor .. lack of wind or too much on the nose ?

I'll find the thing later on but I was reading a book by a young bloke who single handed from UK to Canada (somebody Nicholson from memory) many years back btw. He was definitely in favour of the northern route but then his destination was Canada not US and with what , some 500 nms south west from Newfoundland to New England, that could be a consideration.
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