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Minimizing Risk

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Minimizing
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Weather dude Bill Biewenga shares a little knowledge. Pay attention.
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Q1:
I plan to sail from DC to Jacksonville, Fl in late
November 08 and trying to mitigate unnecessary risk. I want to avoid the
ICW most of the way and plan to leave the Chesapeake around VA/NC coast
stopping in Cape Hatteras, Charleston then to Jacksonville. I sail a 37′
Hunter. What risks will I need to prepare for sailing around the VA/NC
Outer Banks during this time of year (late Nov) in regards to weather
conditions and easy of navigating during in this area approximately 5-15
miles offshore?