Is there a single paper chart that covers the sailing area from Norfolk to Bermuda? If not, is there a chart book that includes charts for that entire trip?
Passage, approach, and entry charts are the minimum, but don't forget charts needed for an aborted passage. Where are you going to go if X happens and you need to divert somewhere south of Cape Henry? It's good to have approach and entry charts for a couple of harbors in NC. Wilmington.There is a planing chart Newport to Bermuda. Number is 5161. You also need 13003. You'll need a detailed chart of the Island.
Pretty much. Note you have pick relatively early whether to go around North or South to get to Town Cut.Do sailors come out of the Chesapeake Bay and just head straight for Bermuda as best the winds and currents will allow?
Just to let everyone know, because fellow Sailnetter Joel, who is an accomplished sailor, fellow lawyer, and a generally nice guy, is too modest to broadcast this: he will be competing in this year's Annapolis to Bermuda race in his C&C 35 III, "The Office". (Imagine, there are some people on Sailnet who actually sail, are well prepared, and know what they are doing!)Yes, BUT!! It takes the right boat, properly equipped with the right crew. Races to Bermuda are category 1 for a reason. Here is a list of safety requirements as a guide:
It is not a trip for a novice, and don't attempt a Stream crossing in a northerly wind.