Crews will experience a range of weather conditions from storms to flat calm seas. We have chosen the departure location and time to make the ocean passage as safe as possible. Whilst the winds typically do nudge the crews in generally the right direction, they don’t blow exactly in a straight line to Hawaii. During the first part of the route, crews will experience winds with a more northerly component, before hopefully receiving more help from the winds as soon as they are 300-400 miles from land.
The weather also dictates when the start of the race occurs. We aim for the start of the race to be in early June 2014 but this may be delayed by a few days depending on the exact weather conditions at the time.
The weather is one of those things that we cannot control, but we use an expert weather prediction service to keep all crews up to date with daily weather predictions for the next few days, personalized for each crew’s position.