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Abacos in Late April: Crowds and Weather #72221
10/24/2015 02:28 AM
10/24/2015 02:28 AM
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Matt Offline OP
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Hello All,

I'm considering a charter in the Abacos the last week of April. I've never sailed there before (or been there before, for that matter). I would appreciate any thoughts anyone has on how crowded the anchorages are that time of year and what the weather is like. Seems like the biggest issue from a weather perspective is cold fronts coming down from the U.S. Thanks very much.

Regards,

Matt

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Re: Abacos in Late April: Crowds and Weather [Re: Matt] #72222
10/24/2015 04:19 AM
10/24/2015 04:19 AM
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There is a trip report comparing BVI to Abacos on the BVI trip reports 2nd page by tackingad http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/s...e=1#Post1640414

Re: Abacos in Late April: Crowds and Weather [Re: Matt] #72223
10/24/2015 06:26 AM
10/24/2015 06:26 AM
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Rincón PR
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Quote
Matt said:
Seems like the biggest issue from a weather perspective is cold fronts coming down from the U.S.

You definitely have to think about your anchoring "circle" vs your BVI anchoring "piece-of-pie".

Re: Abacos in Late April: Crowds and Weather [Re: Matt] #72224
10/24/2015 07:56 AM
10/24/2015 07:56 AM
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43.9N 76.2W CNY
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Have been to the Abacos 2X's. Weather the 2nd time was unsettled in March. Lots of wind and cool temps. Have been going to BVI and SVX ever since.


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Re: Abacos in Late April: Crowds and Weather [Re: jmon] #72225
10/24/2015 08:37 AM
10/24/2015 08:37 AM
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I posted that report so just PM me if you have any questions. Here is our trip video as well.

video


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Re: Abacos in Late April: Crowds and Weather [Re: TackingAg] #72226
10/24/2015 08:53 AM
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Fantastic video, "TackingAg." Professional quality. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Clapping.gif" alt="" />

Re: Abacos in Late April: Crowds and Weather [Re: Matt] #72227
10/24/2015 09:04 AM
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Middlebury, VT USA
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Eva Hill used to post a lot on this forum, and was an expert on the Abacos. She loved the BVI, but I think loved sailing the Abacos even more. A very nice woman. I don't know if she is still around, but her username is "Eva". She has a website Island Time about her various trips.

Re: Abacos in Late April: Crowds and Weather [Re: TackingAg] #72228
10/24/2015 09:10 AM
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I second the great vid! The Abacos have been on the radar for awhile.....that radar is pinging louder. Thanks for sharing! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Cheers.gif" alt="" />

Re: Abacos in Late April: Crowds and Weather [Re: joeandholls] #72229
10/24/2015 03:38 PM
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TackingAg's trip report and video was very good.
I did a Sunsail 44 June 2015 for first time. Prob last too.

Skinny water and not enough wind. Had a fine time, no problems, good bars and restaurants. Worried about the Whale, but that was a non-issue.

Abacos forum is good resource of planning.

May go on a buddy's boat next year to Bahamas from Fla to do the GS crossing, but Abacos not on my list for a repeat. BVI always are, but I'm planning Med for 2016.


JPH
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Re: Abacos in Late April: Crowds and Weather [Re: TackingAg] #72230
10/25/2015 12:05 PM
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Thanks, Tacking AG. Great video, and very helpful trip report. What time of year did you go?

Re: Abacos in Late April: Crowds and Weather [Re: Matt] #72231
10/25/2015 04:34 PM
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We were there Mid-March 2015. Just shout if I can help with any questions.


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