Our situation improves, although we are not comfortable with the forecast by any means.
Bermuda is now outside of the area forecast to suffer Tropical Storm force winds. However, the local marine forecast continues to include a prediction of possible gusts to 65 knots. That’s a ton of breeze!!
Tuesday -Winds east-southeasterly 30 to 40 knots gusts to 55 knots, not as strong in the morning, veering northerly by evening and possibly 40 to 50 knots with gusts to 65 knots, decreasing northwesterly 25 to 35 knots gusts to 45 knots late evening, then west-northwesterly 20 to 30 knots gusts to 40 knots late night… Widespread rain and showers, risk of thunder with poor to very poor visibility.
So, its off to Hamilton for us now (Monday AM) and a hope that we will be able to get a berth at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. RBYC is nicely positioned in the lee of some relatively large hills and buildings that should block the worst of the winds nicely.
That’s the plan for now. Let’s see how it turns out!