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Re: Question for Chesapeake Sailors

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Originally Posted by Advocate777 View Post
I am taking my first charter out of Rock Hall MD for 3 days July 30-Aug.1
Questions: does the wind have a general direction that time of year or is it extremely variable?
Is the wind pretty mild that time of year?
The outstanding weather characteristic in the Bay during Summer is the Bermuda high. A high parks itself offshore near Bermuda and dominates our summer weather. As air pressure moves from highs to lows and is affected by the Coriolis effect, the predominant winds are light and from the South. Warm moist area from the Gulf of Mexico pumps up into the area, bringing heat and humidity. Afternoon thunderstorms are common.


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Can you recommend any anchorages south of Rock Hall?
I am chartering an IP 27
Thanks for any input from those who live or sail there regularly
There are lots of great anchorages (slips or moorings) and places to visit in the area: Baltimore, Annapolis, St. Michaels, Rhode River, Galesville, Wye River. If your draft allows it, you may want to go through Kent Narrows into the Eastern Bay/Miles River area or go around Bloody Point, at the southern end of Kent Island. Visit St. Michaels, spend a night on the Wye River.
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