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Watching weather maps

Checking weather maps is becoming very serious now with only a few days until possible departure. Looks like a likely departure window on Monday that should get people passed the Gulf Stream in good shape. Very large high pressure area coming in that would mean a lot of motoring or ghosting along. The latter is not a good idea when you have 1500 nm to go.

Using the NOAA weather maps and also Passageweather.com which is better for seeing how wind/wave patterns are changing (although it would be nice to see the fronts on their maps - which I assume are GRIBs).

A safe and fun voyage to all those going south this week.
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Enjoy your trip. Maybe we'll cross paths when you get here.
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Do you have a Spot? It would be fun to track your progress. A friend just left Montauk 2 days ago, bound for the BVI in s/v Intemperance

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enjoy your trip? whats the weayther like in the AVI and BVI's like now?
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I have a Spot tracker and here is the link to my share page:

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I will be cruising between Puerto Rico and Dominica this season on Gaiamar. Sailing to the BVI from Virginia on Joy For All.

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weather should be starting to be perfect in virgins about now---i cannot wait to get there--but i have to wait until jan,.....lol......then it will be more perfect !!!!
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enjoy your trip? whats the weayther like in the AVI and BVI's like now?
Most folks usually refer to the area as the BVIs and the USVIs but no worries.

The weather is forecast to be like this---------


Tonight: Scattered showers, mainly after midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. East northeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Monday: Scattered showers, mainly before 11am. Partly cloudy, with a high near 85. East wind between 7 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Monday Night: Isolated showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Northeast wind between 13 and 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tuesday: Isolated showers before noon. Partly cloudy, with a high near 86. East northeast wind around 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tuesday Night: Isolated showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. East northeast wind between 9 and 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday: Isolated showers. Partly cloudy, with a high near 86. East northeast wind between 10 and 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday Night: Isolated showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. East northeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Thursday: Isolated showers. Partly cloudy, with a high near 85. East wind between 11 and 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Thursday Night: Isolated showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. East northeast wind between 11 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday: Isolated showers. Partly cloudy, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday Night: Isolated showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Saturday: Isolated showers. Partly cloudy, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Saturday Night: Isolated showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunday: Isolated showers. Partly cloudy, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
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Good luck on your trip.

We have friends doing the Carribean1500 for the second time. Look for them Rosemary and Bill in a Sundeer 62 named "Crazy Horse"

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Name of the Boat is Special Delivery. Looks right now like there will be 10-20 knots apparent with 7-9 ft seas most of the way with MaxSea predicting a course close to the rum line rather than going as far East as usual.
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Caribbean 1500 boats arriving in BVI

I just talked to Rosemary from Crazy Horse this morning on the radio after we both arrived in the BVI in record time. I first met Rosemary and Bill two years ago when Joy For All was rafted off Crazy Horse in Bermuda. While the faster boats are safely in the BVI, the slower boats are still out there, and their radio reports suggest they are dealing with a lot more wind than we saw, like many days of 25 to 30 knots with higher gusts. Joy For All managed an average speed of 7.7 knots, with only 8 hours of motoring. A very fast passage, but now I'm glad to be sleeping in a bed that is not moving!
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