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Re: Cape Cod Canal vs sailing around

Originally Posted by smurphny View Post
The canal is wide and straightforward. Just get the current right. Worry more about the conditions in CC Bay. It can get pretty nasty. +1 for NOT trying to go around. There are no good bailouts, a lot of shoals and currents. You can anchor just south of the canal entrance channel and wait for the current to switch.
Agreed, it's the bays on each end that you have to worry about. You can meet some crazy seas at either end depending on wind direction.

Going North, I think Onset is hard to beat for an anchorage, overnight (or?) or to wait for a fair current through to Cape Cod Bay. Not far off the Canal, good anchorage or marina options and well protected.

Tom Young sailing a 1961 38' Alden Challenger, CHRISTMAS out of
Rockport, Maine.
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