SailNet Community - View Single Post - Hampton Roads Traffic Patterns
View Single Post
Old 04-20-2012
RichH's Avatar
RichH RichH is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,270
Thanks: 20
Thanked 126 Times in 116 Posts
Rep Power: 15
RichH will become famous soon enough
Re: Hampton Roads Traffic Patterns

I stay on the RED side when passing Norfolk Navy base. The reason is that the river makes a dogleg bend to port just south of base (and commercial docks) and if youre on the green side (Elizabeth River) it puts you 'head on' with oncoming traffic coming from Norfolk and many times these boats (especially the large tour boats) are moving a full speed and usually come close to 'cut the corner' of the dogleg leaving little room for a boat on the 'green' side to maneuver. These large 'tour' boats seemingly are usually 'racing' the commercial traffic and if a tour boat runs close to the point of the dogleg and a fast tug, etc. 'splits' from the corner of the dogleg .... it will leave you BETWEEN the two full speed boats coming almost head on.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook