Originally Posted by CambridgeKid
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 39°53'45.71"N, 64°25'4.80"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.
Without anymore info or consult any other sources, I would head north or NNW if possible to stay off the path of the storm.
i like to hear what other may say.
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I am old school; doing the right even when no one is watching is important to me.