Watch Those Currents !

Before setting sail offshore, I used to think Sea Currents occurred in broad, long streams along the surface. And whereas the Gulfstream may be such case, most often offshore currents happen in the the form of relatively small, swirling eddies. And they can play a relevant role on a skipper’s routing, as they did during our recent passage between Fiji and New Zealand. Read on:

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What Happened ?!?

Weather Window my %#%$# !!!”, I used to say jokingly for the first days pursuant to our arrival to New Zealand, after a very uncomfortable passage from Fiji.

Jokes apart, there was a lingering question in my mind: “Was it indeed a Weather Window, or Not?

This is what I will explore on this post, in addition to sharing our leanings from this episode.

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