Mid-day sail at Essington, 5 to 10 knot breeze out of the SW with some gusting at Darby Creek. Yesterday the temperature was 101 F at the Essington fire house so no sail yesterday, today it was a cool 97 F and felt more comfortable with the breeze.
|Stern with Autohelm Mark II holding course|
June 23, 2012
Day sail on the Delaware River
June 8 -June 11, 2012
Essington to Chesapeake City
Depart Essington at 7:00 AM and sail/motor sail with an ebb tide to Reedy Point and the C&D entrance early for the flood in the canal. Motor against the last of the ebb tide then ride the flood to Chesapeake City
|Off Newcastle approaching Pea Patch|
|Fort Delaware on Pea Patch from main channel|
|Chesapeake City Town Dock|
Chesapeake City to Maryland Yacht Club on Rock Creek Baltimore
Depart Chesapeake City at 5:30 AM, for a mixed gusty wind sailing and motor sailing to Rock Creek. Secure the dock lines at MYC at 4:45 PM after a short detour taking me to Bodkin Creek rather than Rock Creek.
Meet up with a group from Sailnet at the yacht club pavilion overlooking the Patapsco and Chesapeake Bay.
|Leaving the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal at sunrise|
|Maryland Yacht Club on Rock Creek|
Rock Creek to Delaware City
Depart Rock Creek 5:30 AM at sunrise on a long hot motor sail/sail in the upper Chesapeake to the C&D then ride the end of the ebb current through the canal to Reedy Point and dock at 5:00 PM at Delaware City.
|Early morning departure from Rock Creek|
|Delaware City Marina, Hunter 27 with electric drive in background|
Delaware City to Essington
Depart Delaware City 4:15 AM dark before twilight, on the last hours of a flood tide then ride a slack or minimal current to Marcus Hook just as the anchored tankers begin to swing, than against a building current to Essington. Secure in a flood tide at Essington at 10:45 AM.
|Sunrise over the NJ side of the Delaware Memorial Bridge, last pylon up river on the Pea Patch Dike|
|Deployed life boat on the MV Angus?|
|MV Angus anchored off Wilmington|