Home Port; on the Delaware River at Fox Grove Marina Essington PA.

Sail planning 2015

April 2015
Splash delayed due to weather conditions including high winds until April 26
Shake down cruise delayed to May due to weather;

May 2015
Beltane/Cinco de Mayo Cruise
Essington-Delaware City-Essington

Saturday May 16, 2015, 11:00 AM departure Essington PA for Delaware City DE
Sunday May 17, 2015 6:00 AM departure Delaware City DE for Essington PA

June 2015
Summer Solstice June 21st Iceland

Day sails Delaware River and Bay

July 2015
Independence Day July 4th
Bastille Day July 14th
Eid al-Fitr July 17th

Cambridge MD Sailnet Rendezvous

Tuesday July 21 depart Essington PA for Chesapeake City MD
Wednesday July 22 depart Chesapeake City MD for Rock Hall MD
Thursday July 23 depart Chesapeake City MD for West River/Rhode MD
Friday July 24 depart West River MD for Cambridge MD
Saturday July 25-Sunday July 26 Sailnet Rendezvous Cambridge MD
Monday July 26 depart Cambridge MD for Rock hall MD
Tuesday July 27 depart Rock Hall MD for Chesapeake City MD
Wednesday July 28 depart Chesapeake City MD for Essington PA

August 2015
Lughnasadh (Lunasa/Lamas)  August 1st

Saturday August 8, 2015 8:30 AM departure Essington PA for Delaware City DE
Sunday August 9, 2015 7:30 AM departure for Hancock Harbor on Cohansey River NJ
Monday August 10, 2015 7:30 AM departure for Lewes DE,
Tuesday August 11, in Lewes
Wednesday August 12 7:30 AM departure Lewes DE for low slack at Cape May Canal NJ 1:30 PM
Thursday August 13 in Cape May Harbor NJ
Friday August 14 8:00 AM departure Cape May Harbor (high slack at canal entrance 9:00 AM)
--High slack at East Point 10:00 AM
--Enter Cohansey River about low slack 5:30 PM before flood in the river to Hancock Harbor NJ
Saturday August 15, depart Hancock Harbor before 5:30 AM
--(need to pass Artificial Island at least 2 hours before 12:00 noon low slack) for Delaware City DE
Sunday August 16 7:30 AM depart Delaware City DE for Essington PA.

September 2015
Equinox September 23rd
Chesapeake Bay

Essington-Delaware City-Chesapeake City-Rock Hall-Galesville-St Michaels...

October 2015
Samhain Cruise
Delaware Bay

Essington-Delaware City-Cohansey Creek-Bidwell Creek...

November 2015
British Virgin Islands?

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Ulladh

Ulladh pronounced "ul-la" (null lad).





Uladh the gaelic spelling for the territory of the U-Nail chieftains in the ancient Irish province of Ulster (English/Norse), originally the counties of Down and Antrim, but now including Derry, Armagh, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan, also referred to as Ulidia (Greek/Roman),.



Uladh was the home of a pre-celtic, cruithne (crew-en-ya) pictish tribe, who may have been descendants of prehistoric tribes indigenous to the British Isles since the retreat of the last ice age.



Archeological finds date first inhabitants to about 6,000 BC and trade goods from Rathlin Island, County Antrim off the northeast coast of Ireland made from porcellanite stone appearing in Egypt and Crete by 2,500 BC.



The early tribes of Ireland where displaced by later waves of migrants from mainland Europe; about 1700 BC by bronze age tribes, celtic tribes about 500 BC, and in the past two millenia; Roman trading posts, Viking settlements, English plantations... and in the 21st century a welcome increasing diversity from the European Union and the world.



SV Ulladh (for vhf clarity I use "sailing vessel ul-la") is named for the territory of the first peoples to settle in Ireland after the retreat of the last ice age.



Fisksatra

Since 1949 Fisksatra Varv in the coastal town of Fisksatra Sweden, built fiberglass boats from dinghies to a 300 ton minesweeper for the Swedish Navy.

The Havsfidra 20's were built between 1968 and the late 1970's to Swedish Navy and Lloyd's certification standards.

The Havsfidra 20 and a larger version the Storfidra 26 where sold in the United States by Continental Yachts and Trawler Agency of Atlantic City NJ.

Havsfidra; sea-feather?
(fidra; to touch or tickle with a feather -Icelandic-English Dictionary, Clarendon Press 1874)