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“What’s The WORST Storm You’ve Seen?”

“What’s The WORST Storm You’ve Seen?” and sailed in?
For my it was this last March in the BVI. My first charter in the Caribbean. We had 3 day out of 8 with bad waves and wind. Bad Was like 28 to 33 knot winds with stronger gust. We had i know 8 foot to 10 foot behind Tortola while headed to Foxy's. We learned a great deal in a short amount of time.
This short video was after the storm had pass.
Let me know what your worst day was?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRYE...zx0EScdDb030Mg

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At anchor during the Derecho of a couple years ago. 2-1/2 hrs of intense, 50kn straight line winds that knocked us over before we weather vaned up. Anchor held, we had 150+ feet of chain in 8' of water. We were fine but people on land weren't!

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“What’s The WORST Storm You’ve Seen?” and sailed in?
For my it was this last March in the BVI. My first charter in the Caribbean. We had 3 day out of 8 with bad waves and wind. Bad Was like 28 to 33 knot winds with stronger gust. We had i know 8 foot to 10 foot behind Tortola while headed to Foxy's. We learned a great deal in a short amount of time.
This short video was after the storm had pass.
Let me know what your worst day was?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRYE...zx0EScdDb030Mg

Best regards,

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I am not trying to belittle your experiences. These conditions are testing especially if you are used to light air sailing.

But here is a heads up for anybody thinking about chartering or coming sailing down here, they are normal conditions in the winter in the Eastern Caribbean. The weathermen call the condition reinforced trades, the locals call them the Christmas winds because it seems to occur at that time. But anytime from November to April we get periods when it blows 25 to 30 for a few days or a few weeks. Regulars just tuck in the third reef, make sure everything is safely stowed and go sailing. The good news is they are almost always steady so once you are away from the islands you can exhilarating inter island sailing.

Freaks the charters out though.

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I was sailing Long Island Sound 24 June 2010 ... heard the warnings on VHF .... high-tailed it back to Manhasset Bay. Just picked up a mooring and got down below when this hit ....... luckily the mooring held just fine!



...MICROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ CONFIRMED NEAR GREAT NECK
IN NASSAU COUNTY NY...
LOCATION...GREAT NECK IN NASSAU COUNTY NY
DATE...JUNE 24 2010
ESTIMATED TIME...250 PM EDT
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...100 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...0.75 STATUTE MILES
PATH LENGTH...0.75 STATUTE MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.80N / 73.74W
ENDING LAT/LON...40.80N / 73.73W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0
* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.
...SUMMARY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW YORK NY HAS CONFIRMED A
MICROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ NEAR GREAT NECK IN NASSAU
COUNTY NY ON JUNE 24 2010.
AS A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM MOVED RAPIDLY SOUTHEAST ACROSS NORTHERN
NASSAU COUNTY...IT PRODUCED SIGNIFICANT STRAIGHT LINE HIGH WINDS
THAT DOWNED
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Some sci-fi movie freak show middle of the night storm going around the corner in the Chesapeake between Point no Point & Point Lookout & I was onboard for Kyle & also Sandy to compare against .
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Sunday night I attempted to go sailing in 30mph winds gusting to 40. Sailed about 100 yards out of the harbor and decided that even with a reefed main it wasn't going to be any fun so we headed back. Not a storm though... just slightly above average winds for Oklahoma.
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I am not trying to belittle your experiences. These conditions are testing especially if you are used to light air sailing.
How right you are. My sailing grounds Here in South Carolina we get 3 to 7 out of the south. Never 30 knots. So yea it was trying. But I knew it was going to challenge me that's why I went. I had a blast... No pun intended

So if that's your daily wind there what was your worst storm?

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Re: “What’s The WORST Storm You’ve Seen?”

Two stand out. One was in the Gulf of Tejuantapec (spelling) in Central America. I was on a 45' Choy Catamaran. The wind was gusting somewhere about 60 knots. We were close to land so we headed in (which is counter to the normal action of running with the wind), and got under the lee of a small headland. The sides of that boat were oil-canning so much you could see it. I thought we were going to die. The captain was tied into the helm, the other crew and I were hunched up down below. What a ride. Once we were in the lee we anchored in still water, with the wind blowing over the top for the rest of the day.
The other storm was when I was an engine room crewman aboard a 200' fishing vessel. We left Costa Rica and headed out to the Clipperton Fracture Zone, about 1000 miles out to sea. We stayed out for 5 months! One storm the waves had to be 50'. Truly huge. The guy on watch (helm) asked me if I wanted to take the helm while he ate dinner. Sure. Wow!!
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I was sailing Long Island Sound 24 June 2010 ... heard the warnings on VHF .... high-tailed it back to Manhasset Bay. Just picked up a mooring and got down below when this hit ....... luckily the mooring held just fine!



...MICROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ CONFIRMED NEAR GREAT NECK
IN NASSAU COUNTY NY...
LOCATION...GREAT NECK IN NASSAU COUNTY NY
DATE...JUNE 24 2010
ESTIMATED TIME...250 PM EDT
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...100 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...0.75 STATUTE MILES
PATH LENGTH...0.75 STATUTE MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.80N / 73.74W
ENDING LAT/LON...40.80N / 73.73W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0
* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.
...SUMMARY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW YORK NY HAS CONFIRMED A
MICROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ NEAR GREAT NECK IN NASSAU
COUNTY NY ON JUNE 24 2010.
AS A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM MOVED RAPIDLY SOUTHEAST ACROSS NORTHERN
NASSAU COUNTY...IT PRODUCED SIGNIFICANT STRAIGHT LINE HIGH WINDS
THAT DOWNED
Remember that day well as hit my house (800 ft. west of manhasset bay and
100 ft above sea level) pretty good.
Happy you made it back to mooring, not all on the water were that lucky
that day.

As for me was early in my time in the navy, still don't know why they
had us in the north north Atlantic in February. 2 days 45-50 ft waves in a 200 ft. destroyer. As a 18 year old just out of high school, watch on the bridge included steering a compass course on the helm with screws out of the water half the time while captain and od talked of ships righting moment.

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