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July crossing to the Bahamas

Hi All,

The wife and I are planning a trip to the Abacos with the kids in the first week or so of July. We thought it would be cool to be there during the Regatta Time in Abaco. Question is, this will be our first crossing in sailboat and I am wandering what the chances of finding other boats crossing from Lake Worth around this time will be. Is anybody planning to cross around this time?

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John, There will always be a number of boats anchored in Lake Worth waiting to cross in July and ourselves, like some others, will move down to Lauderdale if the weather requires a day or two wait,- this allows for a better vector with the Gulf Stream. Regatta time in the Abscos is great! 'take care and joy, Aythya crew
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July...hurricane season. Got good insurance?
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You can't get insurance coverage during hurricane season.

I generally leave adults alone...but bringing kids into the Abacos on a slow boat duting hurricane season is a really bad idea.
http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/9607/10/bertha/
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I've done the trip for race week a number of times. On some trips we left from Jax, crossed the stream and sailed down the East side of the bank but most times we jumped across from Ft Worth or Ft Lauderdale. Insurance is obtainable but not cheap. The Bahamas are usually included in a Florida Policy but check with your agent on pricing or if a rider is needed. Better tme to go if possible is in late march to June after the Northeasters stop and before the storm season gets going.
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I'm with Cam... not a great idea... if you want to be in the Abacos for Regatta season...Fly there and charter a boat instead.
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on average only one ts or hurricane form every two years in july according to the NHC the ones that do form are generally north off the carolinas from old cold fronts Not to say they don't, witness 2005, just not very likely
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As a Florida native, I refuse to stop living my life every year for six months. I obviously will not leave for the bahamas if a storm is threatening, but I will only be three or four days from home (very similar to trip to the Florida Keys for me) and I plan to monitor the weather. Anyway, if a hurricane threatens the Abacos and I run home, I will probably have to ride it out here anyway. Thanks for the concern though, Fair Winds.

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I've been sailing to the Abacos since '75. We often leave Florida in June, but plan our return by early August. Remember hurricane frequency is a bell curve for the season with the peak around Labor Day. Our rule is that, if a hurricane can reach us within three days, we are seaking safe harbor. We have only been caught once in the Bahamas and were quite safe with 110 kt winds of Erin up the dog leg cut at Settlement Point, West End . Many people faired worst than us on the west shore of Indian River the following day. You can balance risk and still enjoy regatta time in the Abacos! 'take care and joy, Aythya crew
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CForce, any suggestions about a Feburary crossing to West End from Lake Worth?
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