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Real Life Weather Scenario

With tropical storm Bret moving north in the Atlantic, I have two questions for you guys to kick around.

1.) My friends are in the midst of an Atlantic crossing. Their last known position (8 hours ago) was 3953'45.71"N, 6425'4.80"W, with a heading of approximately 100. If they slow down... Bret will hit them (Tropical Storm Bret : 5 Day Forecast Map : Weather Underground). If they continue as they are... they should make it to the far side of the projection cone by Friday when Bret arrives, but that seems risky. Is the best solution to turn back? What would you do and why? They're in a Gulfstar 50 ketch.

2.) I'm currently on my way to Iceland and have just passed St. Pierre in Newfoundland. What's your experience with storms like this moving into my path (especially since such storms have a tendency to arc north)? What would you expect and what preparations would you make that I may not have thought of?

Thanks, all.

Nautical Miles of Experience: 4,000 (Green)

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