Wind and tides

Gaspé Bay has a special wind regime. Although the prevailing winds are from the west or northwest, the bay is visited in summer by thermal breezes which, weather permitting, displace the prevailing winds.

All those who sail on the bay, especially those who wish to enter or exit, would do well to be familiar with the characteristics of these breezes that usually come up late in the morning, peaking between 12:00 and 14:00 and then decrease gradually to die completely around 18:00.

To these breezes, of course, are added the synoptic winds related to atmospheric systems, that usually blow strongly, and the katabatic winds from the hillsides, that often allow for magnificent evening sailing.

You will understand, wind, wind, and more wind!