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    Re: wind effected by tide?
    From: Jim Manzari
    Date: 2000 Feb 15, 8:17 AM

    Thomm,
    
    We noticed at spring tides the wind seemed more variable in speed or "gusty",
    but because of this variance it was difficult to determine if it was actually
    stronger on average.  In general, the wind was about 15-20 knots from Bahia
    north to Recife, becoming stronger toward Natal.  After rounding Pta do
    Calcanhar the wind strength increased to about 25-30 knots producing fairly
    large sea as it blew 24 hours every day.  In fact, this was the only time we
    damaged any equipment, breaking a jib pole when the boat rolled too much in
    these higher seas.  No doubt the strongest winds we encountered along the NE
    coast were at Fortaleza, as testified by the large sand dunes along the shore
    and around the harbor.
    
    Where in Brazil are you located?
    
    Jim
    
    Thomas Yamaguchi wrote:
    >
    > Hi Jim,
    > I'm at Brazil, you find that wind is stronger? tell me where at the
    > brazilian coast heave you been.
    

       
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