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Re: Sailing La Vegabond

Given their current track,

https://forecast.predictwind.com/tra...ingLaVagabonde

hopefully they get out of the way of this:

https://www.charlottestories.com/maj...-this-weekend/
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Perhaps they saw the same thing.

Looking at their track it looks like they turned the engines on a little bit ago, and are now motoring almost due east directly into the wind.

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Looking at their track it looks like they turned the engines on a little bit ago, and are now motoring almost due east directly into the wind.
I think they are still under sail, 4.6 knts isn't much a of a motor speed for that boat. Who knows what the wind is actually like where they are.
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Looking at their track it looks like they turned the engines on a little bit ago, and are now motoring almost due east directly into the wind.
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Re: Sailing La Vegabond

Looks like a bumpy ride. hmmmm I question the wisdom to undertake this passage at this time.

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I think they are still under sail, 4.6 knts isn't much a of a motor speed for that boat. Who knows what the wind is actually like where they are.
Very good point, I'm sure whatever PredictWind is showing out there is approximate at best.

It was their sudden change in course that made me think they motored up. A very noticable change, but not large enough to be a tack. Unless the wind made a sudden change, which is very possible.
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That storm looks close in and still a day or so off. So motoring due east is probably best.
Obviously not good to burn fuel so early in a passage but c'est la vie.
Then the next one is Wednesday and Thursday... its just a never ending procession this time of year.
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Looking at their track it looks like they turned the engines on a little bit ago, and are now motoring almost due east directly into the wind.
Not going to be fun pounding into head seas on their Cat with the storm low sucking in all that wind to the west. On the catamarans we chartered I was always watching the main cabin table shake each time a wave hit the bridge deck with a loud boom and glad it was not my boat. Add to that having passengers and a baby on board and it could be a pretty stressful situation for Riley. As I recall the helm position is pretty much in the open too.
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Not going to be fun pounding into head seas on their Cat with the storm low sucking in all that wind to the west. On the catamarans we chartered I was always watching the main cabin table shake each time a wave hit the bridge deck with a loud boom and glad it was not my boat. Add to that having passengers and a baby on board and it could be a pretty stressful situation for Riley. As I recall the helm position is pretty much in the open too.


They don’t own a charter cat, completely different animal.


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Oh? Isn't a catamaran is a design and as such could be put into a charter operation or not. LaVagabonde is still a production boat not a custom designed foil racing cat. Sailing characteristics of boats like Vagabonde will similar as a design class. No?

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