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Old 10-23-2008, 12:02 PM   #1
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Hi, could you anyone give me some advices about crossing from Canary i. to Azores in March. We need to get our catamaran Lagoon 42 to get there. I know it is against the current and also against the prevailing northerlies. I ll apreciate any advise or your own experience about this crossing. Thanx martin
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Hi Martin,

Depending when you leave in March and Depending if there is a early summer (or a late winter)

In the Azores the Winter prevailing winds are Westerlies changing from SW to NW - While the Summer winds are Easterlies changing from NE to SE

So, say you leave from Los Palmas on Gran Canaria on a hdg of 318 to Ponto Delgado on Sao Miguel a 1,000 miles away - if there are still westerlies you may be able to sail for part of the day.

if the summer winds are early you will probably have a good sail. Therefore the later you can leave the better - how about May?
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North Atlantic Pilot charts available here, showing historical wind and current data.

http://www.nga.mil/portal/site/maritime/in...wID=detail_view
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North Atlantic Pilot charts available here, showing historical wind and current data.

http://www.nga.mil/portal/site/maritime/in...wID=detail_view
Sorry, URL giving problems - try this

http://www.nga.mil/portal/site/maritime/?e...ec24fd73927a759
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