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Marion Bermuda Race: Weather in the Gulf Stream

by Marion Bermuda Race 25 May 2023 21:12 UTC
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Gulf Stream Primer

W. Frank Bohlen, from UConn's Marine Sciences Program, has prepared two documents ahead of the Marion Bermuda Race in regards to the Gulf Stream.

First, Bohlen illustrates the varied ways that the temperature, current, and other conditions can impact race conditions, and how to examine these factors in the days and weeks leading up to the race to make the most informed navigational decisions possible. You'll notice the document refers to Newport, rather than Marion, however, it is all thoroughly applicable to Marion Bermuda.

Read it here...

Gulf Stream Near the Rhumb Line

The second of W. Frank Bohlen's Gulf Stream resources examines recent current conditions near the Rhumb line for the Marion Bermuda Race. The meander of the Stream can be a major factor in race success on your way to Bermuda, so brush up on current conditions and what we can expect in the coming weeks: Read it here...

In addition, Bohlen has provided a list of links that are valuable resources for skippers and navigators: Find it here

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