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Abacos Sailing Yacht Charter

Unlike islands in the Caribbean that were formed from ancient volcanic mountain chains, the Bahamas perch on two banks that rise from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. Both are sprawling and shallow, dotted with large and small islands and cays fringed in coral reefs teeming with sea life.

Sailing Conditions

General Conditions
The trade winds that blow almost continually throughout The Bahamas give the islands a warm agreeable climate, which varies little year round. The most refreshing time is from December through February when the temperature averages 70-75°F (21-24°C). The rest of the year is a bit warmer with temperatures between 80-85°F (27-29°C).

The weather at this base is comparable to Miami, Florida; mostly sunny with some clouds. Clients should dress for sun and sand and bring a light jacket for the evenings when it's cooler.

Historical Weather (Averages by month):


Month

°F Max

°F Min

°C Max

°C Min

Ave Precip (in)

Avg Precip (mm)

Avg Water Temp (°F)

Avg Water Temp (°C)

Avg Wind Speed

January

77

64

25

18

2

51

70

21

NE 5-20 kts

February

77

65

25

18

2

51

71

22

NE 5-20 kts

March

79

66

26

19

2

51

74

23

E 5-20 kts

April

81

69

27

21

3

76

76

24

E 5-20 kts

May

84

72

29

22

5

127

79

26

SE 5-20 kts

June

87

76

31

24

7

178

80

27

SE 5-20 kts

July

89

77

32

25

6

152

85

29

SE 5-20 kts

August

89

77

32

25

7

178

86

30

SE 5-20 kts

September

88

76

31

24

7

178

85

29

E 5-20 kts

October

85

74

29

23

7

178

82

28

E 5-20 kts

November

82

71

28

22

3

76

79

26

NE 5-20 kts

December

78

66

26

19

2

51

74

23

NE 5-20 kts

Tides
The tidal range in The Bahamas is up to 3.5 feet.
A copy of the tidal charts is provided in the client’s charter folder at the base.
Due to the shallow nature of these waters it's extremely important that close attention is paid to the tide while underway as well as entering and departing harbours.

Weather Forecasts
The base provides clients with daily weather forecasts.
The Cruiser Net: VHF channel 68, daily at 0815 hrs.
Radio Abaco: FM radio 93.5, daily at 0800 and 1800 hrs.

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