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USA, Hampton: Start of the Caribbean 1500 Postponed due to Tropical Storm Sean

By Sue Richards last modified Nov 09, 2011 11:24 AM

Published: 2011-11-09 11:24:19
Topics: Rallies
Countries: Bahamas , British Virgin Islands , USA

"GOOD MORNING. AT 0800, SUBTROPICAL STORM SEAN (FORMERLY THE LARGE GALE THAT WAS STALLED BETWEEN BERMUDA AND THE BAHAMAS) WAS CENTERED NEAR 27.2N 69.4W (ABOUT 400 NM SOUTHWEST OF BERMUDA), WITH MAXWINDS = 40-50KTS."

That was the unfortunate report that World Cruising Club staff received early Monday morning (7 November) from Weather Routing Inc. The low pressure, which only 36 hours previously had a mere 10% chance of forming into a Tropical Storm, has done just that, and was parked just west of the rhumb line to Tortola (the fleet's destination) and practically on the rhumb line to Green Turtle Cay.

Forecast models predicted little to no movement over the next 24-hours, though a cold front is expected to absorb the low by Thursday evening.

As it stands, the start has been re-scheduled for Thursday, November 10 at 0900 off Old Point Comfort, Hampton.

In the meantime, crews are enjoying an updated program in Hampton and fingers are crossed for a good weather forecast on tomorrow.

Find out more at www.worldcruising.com/carib1500

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