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Tagged With: passage planning

passage to new zealand ~ the plan

November 9 – 18, 2013 For months prior to the passage to New Zealand, numerous cruisers fret over what could possibly be their toughest passage to date.  With New Zealand lying between the Tasman Sea and the Southern Pacific Ocean, there are many strong low pressure systems that move across the region.  One must also … Continue reading »

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jamaica to san blas

January 26 – 30, 2013 Passage planning for our crossing from Jamaica to the San Blas Islands of Panama was the most difficult for us to date.  At this time of the year, there is a stationary low pressure system that sits down in the Colombian basin of the Caribbean Sea.  This weather low constantly flares … Continue reading »

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rounding cape hatteras ~ a sailor’s fear (part one)

October 12 – 14, 2012 ~Part One~ Even before we departed Annapolis, I studied the offshore weather for our pending passage around Cape Hatteras.  My initial weather studies took place on a Tuesday afternoon, and I told Wil that we could possibly be waking up in Beaufort on Sunday morning.  He laughed at me and … Continue reading »

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