Congratulations Kevin! Having a baby puts a whole new perspective on things. We we didn't take our daughter sailing until after her first birthday, but she has pretty much grown up on the water. Now she's seven, and we bought her a used sunfish last summer. As long as she still likes it, we are trying to encourage her. There are many worse things she could be into...
You are correct that the channel up the North East River along the eastern side of Turkey point. Fortunately, it is well marked and easy to follow. The one downside of the North East River is that you pretty much have to overnight in a marina, because there are not well protected coves.
I will be heading down there in another month or so. We're planning to launch sometime after tax day, and regular racing starts the first weekend in May. As I mentioned before, if you want to check it out, either send me a message or just stop in once the weather turns warmer. We're always looking for crew on race days.