Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Interesting Sailing Related Links: Boston Buoy

The Boston Buoy is a 3-meter discus buoy located 16 NM east of Boston, MA. Today it was very windy in New England and the buoy was measuring an average wind speed of 25.3 kts with 8.2 ft waves that were only about 5 seconds apart (the buoy site describes this as "VERY STEEP"). The highest wind gust today was 40.8 kts. And, on top of the already hairy conditions there is a warning to keep speeds under 12 kts because Right whales are active in the area!

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