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Anyone here following the Salty Dawg Rally? Did they leave Nov. 1 and how are they making out?

It seems the current weather off the US East coast is rather frightful for the next few days.
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I was registered with them and chickened out, got my money back
Felt they were taking a big chance as November continues to be a wild card, in my humble opinion.
As now just returned from my boat after checking and doubling lines as we have a fierce northern storm (Pine Knoll Shores, NC)
So far the score is, those that decided on the Bahamas "safer route" inside the Gulf Stream got clobbered, those that crossed the stream earlier were rewarded with more benign conditions, the bigger group heading for Antigua doing quite well and hope the current conditions remain for a safe passage, they will be sailing for over 8 days?not too bad.
 

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"nobody can tell you when it’s okay to go."
never been said better.!!!!
 

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I have a “dawg” in this fight. I am planning to sail Chesapeake to St Martin shortly after Nov. 24 so I have been watching the weather.

Earlier this week the OceanPredictionCenter had, off Hatteras, 27’ seas with a 9 second period.




I have tried CrewFinder with little luck.
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may try
have mixed results, much like crewfinder
 

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You’d be OK with crew constantly complaining that they don’t feel safe on your well-prepared boat? It’s not just the young people obsessed with constant communications these days. Head off-shore a few hundred miles with crew, you’ll see.
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A crew applicant turned me down because my boat does not have a generator? (Cape Dory 30)
Happy to single hand my boat.!!!!
Like they say on the movies
"fuggedaboutit"
 
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