Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario
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Re: Can I make this trip as a novice
A year and a half ago, in November, 2011, I jumped on my new-to-me '77 Pearson 28 and sailed it down the Chesapeake Bay solo, during a small craft advisory, from just north of Annapolis to Coan River on the Potomac, about 50 n.m., with an overnight in Solomon's Island, which I entered in the dark several hours after the sun set at Cedar Point, followed by a nice sail to the Potomac the next day.
I thought about taking crew, and even put a Crew Listing post on Sailnet, but didn't. After completing the trip, I later realized that it was somewhat risky to sail at night, solo, with the cold water of November, on a new-to-me boat, with no harness.
Fortunately, there were no surprises. It was a cold but exciting adventure. I wish you well.
Now THIS is crazy
. What our OP is planning to do is no where near as risky.
Why go fast, when you can go slow.