1982 Skye 51
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Somewhere between NZ and the Chesapeake Bay
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Re: advice on sailing around Cape Hatteras?
Yes, hurricane season should be a big concern for you. The season really heats up in mid-august and peaks in September usually. There are no suitable places to pull in and ride out a hurricane between the mouth of the Bay and Morehead city and that is not even a great place. It's a long coast, especially in a C&C27, during hurricane season.
You have the "luxury" of heading down the Ditch, something that my bridge clearance and draft will not allow. If it were me, and I must head south during the season, i would take that route. There's not much to see or experience between the Bay and Morehead city anyway, except being able to say you've been around Hatteras. I can say I have been around but I can also say I've been hammered a couple of times. It's not fun.
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