C2B Weather and Currents

Beginning Friday, May 18, the C2B Race has been developed to give every sailing enthusiast, from the diehard racer to the family crewed adventurers, a chance to participate in a 777 nautical mile challenge of navigational skill and true bluewater sailing.

C2B Weather and Currents

Postby Dr Mats » Wed May 16, 2007 7:15 pm

This race is full of navigational strategy (or so I've heard).

Here is the latest 3 day Gulf Stream
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Will they navigate the GS all the way to 37N 67W? Or will they attempt to leave the GS earlier and find more favorable winds in the lower latitudes?

Anyone have a feel for how the Low pressure forecast to transit from the Bahamas to New England in the next few days might affect the race?

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Postby Dr Mats » Fri May 18, 2007 7:51 pm

NWC has designated INVEST 91L between the fleet and St David's lighthouse.

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From:
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/MIATWDAT.shtml
ATLANTIC OCEAN...
A COLD FRONT IS OVER THE W ATLANTIC AND EXTENDS S TO S FLORIDA
ALONG 32N76W 28N80W. SCATTERED SHOWERS ARE WITHIN 45 NM OF THE
FRONT. A 1009 MB GALE LOW IS FURTHER E NEAR 32N72W. A SURFACE TROUGH EXTENDS S FROM THIS LOW TO CENTRAL CUBA NEAR 22N78W. A LARGE AREA OF SCATTERED MODERATE CONVECTION IS E OF THE TROUGH AXIS FROM 23N-33N BETWEEN 67W-71W.

It is forecast to transit N overnight - but here is the floater page:
http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/TROP/float1.html
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