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Noonsite Atlantic Ocean outlook

by Noonsite 2 Jun 12:41 UTC
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Hurricanes: NOAA's outlook for the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season has been released with a predicted total of 17 to 25 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher).

USA: Entry clearance is still possible using the ROAM app, however, it currently can't be used for reporting while domestic cruising. Find out alternative methods at USA Formalities. Starting 1 August, dogs entering or returning must meet new specific requirements.

Scotland: John Neal of Mahina Expeditions, regularly spends the summers in NW Scotland and Islands running ocean expeditions. In his opinion Scotland is one of the finest venues in the world for this type of sail-training "because of the volatile weather conditions, lack of crowds, fabulous history and natural beauty." Read his report on Scottish harbours and anchorages.

Cape Verdes: A Turkey-flagged product tanker was boarded and robbed southwest of Nova Sintra, Cape Verde this month, in a significant escalation in terms of the way pirates treat seafarers off West Africa. While this was commercial shipping that were targeted, yachts should be aware when sailing in the vicinity.

Atlantic Rallies: The ARC Europe rally left Bermuda last week for the 1800NM voyage to Faial in the Azores. ARC Portugal will start from Plymouth (UK) in nine days time, taking rally boats across the Bay of Biscay and down the coast of Portugal.

Bluewater Open Days are run by WCC in association with Berthon International and are for sailors who are aiming at going offshore cruising and want to know what to look for when choosing a bluewater cruising boat. Pre-register for Stockholm on 15 June and Lymington, UK, on 22 June.

Flotsam and Jetsam: A discarded trawl net which wrapped around the propeller, rudder and keel of a cruising yacht off the southern coast of Ireland, was the "root cause" of the vessel's grounding and subsequent loss, say Ireland's Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB).

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