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advice on sailing around Cape Hatteras?

Hi everyone,

Greetings from Drake and Monique aboard Westsail 42 'Paragon' in Oriental, North Carolina.

We'll be pushing off in the first weather window after March 15th, to begin our 7000 nautical mile sail to Ireland via New York, Newport, Boston, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Greenland and Iceland.

Oregon Inlet at the north of Pamlico sound is unnavigable for Paragon due to shoaling from Hurricane Sandy. I'm looking for advice from anyone who has sailed out of Beaufort, NC, and then north and around Cape Hatteras and through the passageway between the two shoals, or outside of all the shoaling.

The hundreds of ships that have been sunk here in 'The Graveyard of the Atlantic' give me great pause. But I'd rather not sail ICW to Norfolk in 4 days.

Any info greatly appreciated. Thanks!


Drake Roberts
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