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Tagged With: Cape Hatteras

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

October 12 – 14, 2012 ~Part Two~ After our near run-in with the monstrous, orange car carrier freighter, we didn’t relax until we were well away from the Chesapeake Bay shipping lanes. Once we were sure all was good again, we turned our focus to sail adjustments. The wind was strengthening to 30 knots, so … 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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