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Re: 28 Oday to Bermuda
It's 90% the skipper, the other half is the weather (in my best Yogi Bera). The skipper's qualifications are beyond their ability to sail, they are the one responsible to assess everything, before casting off. Needing to ask, raises suspicion.
Weather can not be predicted accurately for the length of time it will take for a 28 ft sailboat to make Bermuda. I'm not saying it can't be done, only that it will require more analysis of weather than reviewing a simple forecast. Some 4-5 day forecasts can be relied upon more than others, but after 5 days, they are all fantasy.
The other factor is potentially finding oneself becalmed. Can the 28 carry enough fuel to prevent an even longer trip and even less accurate weather prediction?
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