Gulfstream Resources

Check out Jenifer Clark's tutorial and website for an overview of the Gulfstream's characteristics and challenges and strategies and tactics for planning a successful transit across it:


Weather Resources

Gulf Stream Tutorials

For more than forty years Frank Bohlen has studied ocean and nearshore currents and transport.  Since 2002 he has prepared detailed analyses of the ocean between Newport and Bermuda in the months prior to this race.

Article by Frank Bohlen:

Gulf Stream Primer (.pdf)

Weather and Buoy Informational Sites

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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fish Trap Locations

Bad link.  Working on getting new link from DNR.




Race weather forecasting service.


LEE CHESNEAU’S MARINE WEATHER   2016 Bermuda Ocean Race Sponsor

Weather training seminars for mariners.


US Navy Gulf Stream Chart


Northwest Atlantic Weather Briefing – excellent Wx Charts


Near Real Time AltimeterData – NOAA/AOML


Rutgers University Coastal Ocean Observation Lab – RU COOL


Newport to Bermuda 2016 Weather and Gulf Stream Information


Expedition V 8 - Routing Software


Free GRIB Viewing Software

1.       Expedition Light  - 

2.       GribUS  -                  

3.       zyGRIB  -               


Downloadable GRIB files

1.       Saildocs  - provides weather and RTOFS current files for the Gulf Stream

2.       Global Marine Networks

3.       Meteo Marine


National Data Buoy Center

Low Bandwidth Internet Link