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“Chesapeake”

Apr
13
2012

East Coast Sailing: Dispatch 16

3/11/12: aboard DW in Deltaville, VA   Here we sit, awaiting the last of the remaining work to be done so we can be on our way and head south. Getting to know the Deltavville area has been interesting, but it hasn’t exactly been what we’d expected. We returned to Deltaville knowing that a few […]

Jan
2
2012

East Coast Sailing: Dispatch 15

10/29/11 Deltaville, VA So this was a hard three days’ sail from Washington, DC. Heading back down the Potomac was fine: the second day, we had a 63 nm run, with beautiful sunny skies, the perfect tailwind, and a favorable current. The third day, we had 44 nm to go to get to Deltaville, and […]

Oct
28
2011

East Coast Sailing: Dispatch 14

10/12/11: Solomons Island, MD Leaving St Michaels, we crept along the land, the chart plotter on high resolution so we could see buoys and other markers noted, and watch for them. Although the water depth was less than 15′ at times, it went no lower than 8′, so we never ran aground. The trip to […]

Oct
13
2011

East Coast Sailing: Dispatch 13

10/1/11 Tidewater Marina, Winan Cove Baltimore, MD Sometimes things don’t go exactly as planned. The boat gods (are there boat gods in Greek mythology?) certainly were not pleased. Paul had some work to do, so wanted to get an early start from Worton Creek (another beautiful anchorage, but with no internet access despite having a […]

Oct
3
2011

East Coast Sailing: Dispatch 12

9/19/11 Goodbye, RI, CT, NY, and hello … NJ? Cape May, NJ The forecast was for strengthening north or northeasterly winds beginning this past Saturday, so Paul thought that having winds on a broad reach (winds blowing on the side of the boat near the stern) or dead downwind (winds behind us) and following seas […]