Are there sailboats in open water in the path of Hurricane Lane?

Kellettburger

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There was a day charter boat in the area called SS Minnow. But that tiny ship is tough. Also, it was making way in kts, so I guess they might be ok.

 

longy

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No, there are no pleasure boats anywhere near that south & southwest side of the state. Nothing out there, and it's upwind & upcurrent to get back to HI. Even boats coming up from south of the equator will be east of the islands. There are a few commercial tuna fishing boats that range 2-300 nm west from Kona, tho.

 

Roleur

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No, there are no pleasure boats anywhere near that south & southwest side of the state. Nothing out there, and it's upwind & upcurrent to get back to HI. Even boats coming up from south of the equator will be east of the islands. There are a few commercial tuna fishing boats that range 2-300 nm west from Kona, tho.
Not quite true. A J/122 that won Vic Maui left Hawaii several days ago headed for Fiji.  They had to high tail it south to get below Lane, but they definitely felt the effects. 

 
Not quite true. A J/122 that won Vic Maui left Hawaii several days ago headed for Fiji.  They had to high tail it south to get below Lane, but they definitely felt the effects. 
Did they leave when there was no hurricane in the weather forecast, and later while enroute, the hurricane started growing? Do you have any information on how much the hurricane affected them?

 

Rain Man

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Did they leave when there was no hurricane in the weather forecast, and later while enroute, the hurricane started growing? Do you have any information on how much the hurricane affected them?
They left on the 20th.  Should be well out of the way by now. According to their FB page they are having a wonderful time.

 

Bristol-Cruiser

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I saw in the news that this hurricane is moving at 6 km/h so you could get out of the way. The only hurricane (cyclone) we were ever close to was Anais when we were in Mauritius (in a month when there had never been a cyclone). It was doing 4 knots so we were able to escape to South Africa without any problem since we would do 7+ knots with a slight current and had something like a 400 nm headstart.

 
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