Senior Smart Aleck
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Thanked 70 Times in 65 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Re: Would this forecast keep you in port?
Yes, I would prefer to go during a week with better weather. Who wouldn't?
As far as your particular situation, I would need to know the following:
1. Do you have flexibility in your sailing schedule?
2. Are you going nonstop and/or coastal/offshore, or do you plan to anchor each night?
3. How well prepared are you for the conditions?
Personally, I don't like to sit out in the rain, although I have had to do it at times. I will also try to avoid a forecast of regular daily thunderstorms, or other violent weather.
It is important to distinguish between regular seasonal characteristics and periods of particularly bad or dangerous weather. Spring this year and in 2011 spawned a tremendous number of tornados, more than usual, so I did not take a desired trip. Fortunately, I have the flexibility to go during a different period. We are also supposed to have more major tropical storms/hurricanes this year. Why tempt fate?
Last edited by jameswilson29; 06-24-2013 at 03:06 PM.